Other Approaches

  • Maxim Storchevoy


In this chapter we will take a short survey of several methodologies of normative ethics that were developed in the twentieth century. First, we will explore the frameworks that assume that normative ethics is based not on rational choice but on some other factors (emotivism, intuitionism, and prescriptivism). Then we will discuss the views of several authors about the possibility of scientific ethics (Nowell-Smith, Harman, Sayre-McCord). Finally, we will examine the development of virtue ethics which is often claimed to be a major approach to normative ethics.


Emotivism Intuitionism Prescriptivism Virtue ethics Scientific method 


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  • Maxim Storchevoy
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  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementSt. Petersburg UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsSt. PetersburgRussia

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