why is ethics called normative science?

why is ethics called normative science?



The science of human behavior is called normative science. Because it determines the principles of right and wrong in human behavior. Ethics is the study of human conduct or behavior of identifying what is right and what is wrong. Ethics is not an experimental sciences, but as a philosophical science that assumes certain postulates from philosophy and from them derives practical conclusions. In normative science people wants to determine which goals are good and what is the means to achieve this goal. Ethics is called Normative Science because in ethics people determine norms, ideals, standard or values.

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