A Framework for Thinking Ethically

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Civil
War).
"When
in
Rome,
do
as
the
Romans
do"
is
not
a
satisfactory
ethical
standard.

 
 • Ethics
is
not
science.
Social
and
natural
science
can
provide
important
data
to
help
us
make
better
 ethical
choices.
But
science
alone
does
not
tell
us
what
we
ought
to
do.
Science
may
provide
an
 explanation
for
what
humans
are
like.
But
ethics
provides
reasons
for
how
humans
ought
to
act.
 And
just
because
something
is
scientifically
or
technologically
possible,
it
may
not
be
ethical
to
do
 it.
 
 
 Why
Identifying
Ethical
Standards
is
Hard
 
 There
are
two
fundamental
problems
in
identifying
the
ethical
standards
we
are
to
follow:
 
 1.
On
what
do
we
base
our
ethical
standards?
 2.
How
do
thos...
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2010 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Kurtz during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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