plural noun 1 the moral principles governing or influencing conduct. 2 the branch of knowledge concerned with moral principles. — DERIVATIVES ethicist noun. In other words, ethics does not mean the same as morals, it is the study of morals. And with that out of the way, we can move on.
Ethics means the same as ‘moral philosophy’, or, the study of how to live our lives morally. The OED definition is… ethics. plural noun 1 the moral principles governing or influencing conduct. 2 the branch of knowledge concerned with moral principles. — DERIVATIVES ethicist noun.
‘History’ is not the same as ‘the past’ – the key concept to understand when dealing with this area of knowledge. This is a very common mistake in essays and presentations, and should be avoided at all costs! According to the OED… history . noun (pl. histories) 1 the study of past events. 2 the past considered as a whole.
The human sciences The human sciences corresponds to humanities and social sciences, but also includes aspects of psychology and even mathematics, as one of the key things we are concerned with is how we gather information in our study of human behaviour.
Defining indigenous knowledge The best way to begin our understanding of indigenous knowledge is by considering its source: indigenous peoples and their societies. This means trying to take in what the United Nations estimates as more than 370 million people spread across at least 70 different countries.
Religious knowledge systems Religious knowledge systems is one of the two new areas of knowledge for 2013 (along with indigenous knowledge systems), and the fact that it was only recent included prompts us to consider the nature of the knowledge it represents.