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Freedom can be seen as the underlying assumption of all the various schools of ethical thought, both secular and religious. Freedom is what we need to have—or, at the very least, must suppose we...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2020 10:58 am UTC

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Real love is total commitment with no separate parts or degrees and filled with harmony and joy. Hopefully, that feeling is reciprocated by someone. Love cannot be taught. It is a natural...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2012 3:32 am UTC

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This is a very interesting question because of the wide range of different opinions on this matter. Most people tend to focus on areas of research that might be questionable or dangerous when...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2021 7:38 am UTC

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First of all, it is important to define the meaning of morality. That definition can vary depending on a person's understanding of morals. Morals can be determined by what a culture considers wrong...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019 2:13 pm UTC

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If the law is properly written, then there is no conflict between it and ethics. It is, consequently, difficult to find examples of companies being forced to make ethical but illegal decisions,...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2013 2:00 am UTC

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The word "ethics" is derived from the Greek "ethos," meaning character; "morals" comes from the Latin "mores," involving customs. When combined, they give us our modern definition of ethics, which...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2019 11:09 am UTC

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Ethics constitute the sum of moral principles that guide the choices that you make. When you abide by rules and self-applied limitations you are expected to lead a more productive and organized...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2013 3:21 pm UTC

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The terms "morality" and "ethics" are often used interchangeably, and there are circumstances in which they mean and dictate the same thing. This is to say that most actions which are moral will...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2020 2:17 am UTC

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It seems to me that if you are speaking of a perception of ethical behavior outside your own behavior, then the greatest influence on how you perceive others' ethical behavior is whether or not it...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2012 7:57 pm UTC

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A question that involves a discussion of the ethics of eugenics is fraught with emotion, given the role of science in the interpretation of evolution as “survival of the fittest.” Charles Darwin...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2019 8:05 pm UTC

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I'm not sure any questions can fully clarify the ethical nature of a politician since I am convinced that very few of today's politicians are honest or ethical. Lies and misinformation are among a...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2013 2:06 am UTC

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Let's start with ethics. The Oxford dictionary defines ethics as the "moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity." That sounds like a great definition;...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2018 3:08 pm UTC

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Your question is, of course, a matter of opinion. One’s morals are deeply personal and can vary greatly from person to person; therefore, a person who is a moral exemplar to one may not be a moral...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019 3:22 pm UTC

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Ethical subjectivism is the belief that ethical philosophy is in essence subjective because human perception is subjective. In other words, since people cannot have true objectivity, their...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2012 10:04 pm UTC

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This is quite a difficult question based on the subjectivity involved in the recognition of a "wise" person. The word, (or its equivalent) when translated, has foundations in all the religions and,...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013 9:54 am UTC

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There are at least two ways in which to look at this question. First, we can read the question as a question about what is. In other words, we can read it as “do all people, regardless of...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2013 2:09 am UTC

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Learning about ethics and moral reasoning is important for many different reasons. First, for some people, doing the right thing is important on a personal level. I would say most people are like...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2013 6:27 pm UTC

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This is a good question open to so much interpretation and misunderstanding. Unfortunately, due to the emotional connection when talking about justice, different forms of justice pervade our...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2013 3:09 pm UTC

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This exercise is asking you to evaluate your connotative definitions of each of these pairs of words. Using a different example, consider the definition of geeky. When you hear that word, you have...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 3:38 pm UTC

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The ethical perspective you are probably adopting when you say that you cannot see why eating human flesh is wrong is that of Utilitarianism. Utilitarian philosophy sees harm to others as the...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2021 10:49 pm UTC

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Since deontological arguments are arguments that proceed from moral rules, there are many ways to make this argument. Let us look at a possible Kantian argument for such torture. Kant argues that...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2012 2:30 am UTC

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To put it simply, "ethics" are the moral codes by which people live their lives. More than just knowing right from wrong, a "personal" ethics statement asks you to reflect on how you treat other...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2013 4:00 pm UTC

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Ethics are extremely important in the business world, and their absence invariably results in economic disaster and criminal and civil proceedings when the inevitable failure to conduct oneself...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2013 11:24 pm UTC

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Differences in ethics arise for many reasons. Mostly, one's family, one's culture, one's education, and one's situation create these differences. First, one's upbringing can create different...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2013 1:53 am UTC

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This argument, if anyone is bothering to make it, is factually incorrect. UNICEF estimates that there are about 140 million orphans worldwide, and these are only the ones who have been counted....

Latest answer posted September 10, 2018 5:07 pm UTC

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Of the four, I would rate Sartre as the least significant as his work only influenced a very small group of thinkers for a short period rather than reframing an entire field. The work of John...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 10:41 pm UTC

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This is a question that cannot be answered in an objective way. Any answer to this question is based on a given individual’s ideas about justice. We can be sure in our own minds of the answer,...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 2:14 am UTC

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In The Right and the Good, Ross argues takes on two types of utilitarianism, which is essentially a ethical philosophy that defines right and wrong by the results they produce. The two types are...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2013 3:06 am UTC

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Examples of cultural peculiarities that may be misunderstood or “awkward” when transferred from one culture to another are abundant, of course, on a national cultural level, in gender...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2013 5:42 pm UTC

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Cyberbullying affects many people who are part of the circle of influence of the bullier and the person or persons being bullied. First off, whether they like to admit it or not, cyberbullying...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2012 8:56 pm UTC

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It is impossible to know what ethical theory you are following unless we know more about your motives for tutoring this person. Let us look at two different motives that you might have which...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012 6:27 am UTC

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The above question is comprised of several different terms. Those terms are: justice, civil society, and just society. All of these terms cross several disciplines including law and philosophy. Any...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013 6:35 pm UTC

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Eating animals and animal testing are both ethically ambiguous; they depend on a personal interpretation of animal self-worth, possible sentience, and/or the responsibility of humans to not...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2012 6:46 pm UTC

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If the hypnosis is performed without the knowledge of the subject, or if the actions that result are of a deliberately harmful nature, then I would certainly think the hypnotist had exceeded his...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2013 6:52 pm UTC

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This is a good question and has a myriad of potential answers. Fundamentally, if you are in a state of happiness you do already have everything you "need" - or you wouldn't be happy.This would...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013 3:31 pm UTC

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Normative ethics involves the study of general ethical principles that can be applied to a variety of situations, even universally. An example of a normative ethical principle (albeit extremely...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2012 3:34 am UTC

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The concepts of right and wrong are part of ethics or morality. Every society which we can examine through written or oral records seems to have some concept of right and wrong. While ethical codes...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2012 1:17 am UTC

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Morally, there is only way to categorize police officers who participate in "shakedowns," or extortionate activities. They are, in a word, "corrupt." Legally, officers engaged in shakedowns are...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2013 9:41 pm UTC

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Melamed attributes the term "racial capitalism" to Cedric Robinson, distinguished professor of black studies and author of Black Marxism: The Making of Black Radical Tradition, published in 1983....

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019 9:45 pm UTC

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Many decisions are ethical ones. Recently, the government made many decisions, which were deeply ethical. Perhaps the two most important ethical decisions were the decisions to go to war and to...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2013 11:49 pm UTC

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Although we cannot speak for what will occur in the future, so far it does not appear that there are any moral or ethical standards that are absolute. We can see moral and ethical standards...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2013 2:17 am UTC

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This is an important question, as the study of ethics and ethical living is essential for life. The first stage in ethical living is to develop an ethical framework to interpret the world and...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2013 3:25 am UTC

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Ethical decision making and critical thinking are important topics in our society, because the more people think about good decisions and ethics, the better our society will be. Critical thinking...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013 9:22 pm UTC

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Kant's theory of ethics is based upon a concept of hypothetical reciprocity known as the categorical imperative. The categorical imperative states that in order to know what the moral course of...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013 1:17 pm UTC

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In his book, Approaching Moral Decisions, Dr. Holmes conducts a thorough and erudite examination of the question of ethics. Certainly, his point that moral practices "vary and depend on human needs...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2012 11:10 pm UTC

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In a way, this essay prompt is a fairly easy essay prompt. The reason for that is due to the fact that the response to the prompt is likely a strict "either or" response. You are either very much...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2020 12:06 am UTC

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There is probably no one single issue that can be considered the "most" important, as that would relegate certain types of ethical issue to trivial. One could argue, from a Platonic standpoint that...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2012 9:24 am UTC

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In order for us to elaborate on your statement, let us first think about what ethics are, and then about what Christian ethics are. Ethics can be defined as a set of rules upon which we base our...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2014 4:56 pm UTC

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Most people have certain values or principles by which they choose to live. They may be based on religious tenets, or simply reflect an upbringing and education in which "proper" behavior and...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2013 1:13 pm UTC

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The original question had to be edited. I invite you to resubmit it. As with so many hypotheticals, the situation might be flawed. I think that most intelligent experts agree that it is highly...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2013 9:15 am UTC

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