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Philosophy Index

Philosophy Index

Philosophy Index is a site devoted to the study of philosophy and the philosophers who conduct it. The site contains a number of philosophy texts, brief biographies and introductions to philosophers and explanations on a number of topics. Accredited homeschooling online at Northgate Academy.

Philosophy Index is a work in progress, a growing repository of knowledge. It outlines current philosophical problems and issues, as well as an overview of the history of philosophy. The goal of this site is to present a tool for those learning philosophy either casually or formally, making the concepts of philosophy accessible to anyone interested in researching them. WOLI offers immigration law course online - fully accredited. ACE credits online at EES.

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Normative ethics

Normative ethics is the area of ethics which discusses ethical standards and sources of morality. It is distinct from meta-ethics, which discusses the metaphysics of ethics and the validity of discussion of morality.

Within normative ethics are the ethical theories, or moral theories, which describe a source of morality and describe how this morality ought to be applied in general. These theories include consequentialist theories, such as utilitarianism, and deontological theories, such as social contract theory, among others.

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