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Transcript of Ethics
Types of Truth
inflexible reality: fixed, invariable, unalterable facts
no absolute truths; all points of view are equally valid
truth of the person making the judgement or assumption; truth of one person but maybe not of another
Ways of Knowing
Emperor's New Groove
The Blind Side
To Kill A Mockingbird
a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event; the power of the mind to think; form judgements by a process of logic
complete trust of confidence in someone or something
the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information; something remembered from the past
a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood or relationships with others; instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning in knowledge
perception by the senses as distinguished from intellectual perception
Thou shall not kill
Thou shall not commit adultery
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shall not covet
Thou shalt not bear false witness
Don not have evil desires or greed
Love your neighbor as yourself
Do not covet
Do not steal
Do not harm anyone (including animals)
Do not cheat
do not follow a crowd to do evil
love your neighbor as yourself
do not oppress a stranger
do not rejoice when your enemy falls
what is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow
Qur'an- considered the Islamic word of God- "final revelation of God"
Mohammad-Last prophet of God- walking example of ethics
5 pillars- Islamic law
these include testifying, prayer, tithing, fasting and pilgrimage
based on basic human faculties (logic, reason, moral intuition)
Branches of Ethics
explores the status, foundations, and scope of moral values, properties, and words
seeks to provide a framework for moral values
deals with how moral values can be applied to a professional disciplinary, or practical field
real life situation
Can opinions be wrong?
Killing someone and admitting it
Areas Where Ethical Issues Can Occur
War & Conflict
Religion but to most it is a way of life or philosophy
They base their way of life on "the Four Noble Truths"
The first Noble truth is that life if suffering, the second is that suffering is derived by temptation, the third is how to overcome temptation and the fourth is the journey that will ultimately end suffering.
They also believe in the 5 precepts, or moral code of what you should live by.
These precepts include not committing murder, obstaining from "sexual misconduct," not taking anything unoffered, not becoming intoxicated and always speaking truthfully
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
What's your Ethics?
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Top Five definitions of Ethics From the Class:
5. “The study of what is morally right”
4. “One’s own habits”
3. “What is right and wrong and how you
2. “The decisions that affect your life”
1. “ Moral code that a person uses to define
the difference between right and wrong”