A Framework for Thinking Ethically

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Unformatted text preview: of
such
dignity,
they
have
a
right
to
be
treated
as
ends
and
not
merely
as
means
to
other
ends.
The
 list
of
moral
rights
‐including
the
rights
to
make
one's
own
choices
about
what
kind
of
life
to
lead,
to
be
 told
the
truth,
not
to
be
injured,
to
a
degree
of
privacy,
and
so
on‐is
widely
debated;
some
now
argue
that
 non‐humans
have
rights,
too.
Also,
it
is
often
said
that
rights
imply
duties‐in
particular,
the
duty
to
 respect
others'
rights.
 
 The
Fairness
or
Justice
Approach
 
 Aristotle
and
other
Greek
philosophers
have
contributed
the
idea
that
all
equals
should
be
treated
 equally.
Today
we
use
this
idea
to
say
that
ethical
actions
treat
all...
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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.

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