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Ethical Theory MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ethical Theory
Tree Number(s)
K01.752.566.479.118
N05.350.256
Unique ID
D028663
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D028663
Scope Note
A philosophically coherent set of propositions (for example, utilitarianism) which attempts to provide general norms for the guidance and evaluation of moral conduct. (from Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Consequentialism
Deontological Ethics
Ethics, Deontological
Ethics, Teleological
Normative Ethics
Teleological Ethics
Utilitarianism
Previous Indexing
Ethics (1974-2001)
See Also
Principle-Based Ethics
Public MeSH Note
2002; see ETHICS 1993-2001
History Note
2002; use ETHICS 1993-2001
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2015/06/22
Ethical Theory Preferred
Utilitarianism Narrower
Deontological Ethics Narrower
Consequentialism Narrower
Teleological Ethics Narrower
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