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Chapter 01 1.1 NORMATIVE ETHICS & MODERN OR APPLIED ETHICS Ethics : Ethics is a defined as a moral philosophy or code of morals practiced by a person or group of people that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy. The term is derived from the Greek word ‘ethos’ which can mean ‘custom’, ‘habit’, ‘character’ or ‘disposition’. 1.1.2 Ethics covers the following dilemmas : How to live a good life
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Our rights and responsibilities The language of right and wrong Moral decisions – what is good and bad? Our concepts of ethics have been derived from religious, philosophics and culture. Chapter 02 2.1 Branches of ethics: Meta-ethics: Explores the origins, nature and scope of ethics {Theory} Normative Ethics: Proposes what should be considered right and wrong behavior {Practice} Descriptive Ethics: Describes and compares how people or groups think and act ethically Applied or Modern Ethics: Decides how people should act in given situations or scenarios {Modification}
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2.2 Now we are discussing about Normative Ethics and Modern or applied ethics: Normative Ethics : Normative ethics seeks to set ‘Norms’ or ‘Standards’ for conduct. Normative ethics is the study of ethical action. It is the branch of philosophical ethics that investigates the set of questions that arise when considering how one ought to act, morally speaking.
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It examines standards for the rightness and wrongness of actions. It also concerned with whether it is correct to hold such a belief. Hence normative ethics is sometimes called ‘prescriptive’.
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