An Analysis of the Nature of the Normative Ethics

  • Silpi Sikha Mahanta
    PhD Research Scholar,
    Dibrugarh University, Assam


  • The present paper is an attempt to analyze the Normative ethics, which is regarded as one of the leading branches of Moral philosophy or Ethics. The fundamental task of Normative ethics is to determine what actions are right, and which states of character of person are morally good. Several normative ethical theories are developed with some norms or standards to direct how people should perform his conduct. Those standards not only lead to a clearer understanding of fundamental codes of conduct, rather it also provides practical norms to determine the right action. The paper tries to inquire the fundamental aspects of normative ethics and the nature of the ‘norms’ that it has recommended for determining moral actions.

  • Key words: Duty, Norm, Reason, Secular, Utility, Virtue.

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