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Grade 12 Philosophy: Ethics

The nature of Philosophy and the branches metaphysics, ethics, epistemology,philosophy of science, social and and political philsophy and aesthetics.

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  • Ethics
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Philodophy Definitions


the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.


The branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space.


Moral principles that govern a person's or group's behaviour.


The theory of knowledge especially with regards to its methods, validity and scope.  Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.


The practice of forming or pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically.


A tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.