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Ethics Early Take Home Exam January 28, 2011 Sara Martinson Part One 1. We ought to do this or we ought not to do that. When we explain that we ought to do something we are referring to something we think that we should do. There are two types of oughts – moral and non moral. The non moral statements are those that have truth to them but are not based on a moral issue. An example of a non moral issue is tying your shoe. Tying your shoe is something that you really ought to do but that isn’t something absolutely necessary for you to do. It is not morally required to tie my shoes. A moral statement involves issues on right or wrong and good or bad. An example of a moral issue is murder. We believe that murder is wrong therefore we feel it is morally wrong and we ought to not murder anyone. Non moral issues involve topics about things we “ought” to do but aren’t based on something that is right or wrong necessarily. It is important to distinguish between the moral and the non moral because it can make a difference in your decisions. While you should tie your shoe, no one will look down on you and shake their head at you because you didn’t tie your shoe. If you murder someone, everyone will look down on and you and tell you that what you did was bad and wrong. Moral issues are something that everyone really should follow. These seem to be less of an option for you to choose from. Non moral issues give you more of a choice. If you want to tie your shoe, do it, if you don’t, then don’t. Just don’t murder anyone. 2. Moral Relativism is the idea that all values, morals and ethical standards in regards to right or wrong are based on the culture from which they originate. This means that people in different
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parts of the world will have different morals and values. Moral Relativism can be grouped into two categories: Individual and Cultural. Moral relativism states that there is no universal “right” moral; we believe that everyone has different moral it all just depends on where they are from or where they are located in the world. Morality is something that we get to choose; making it our own. I think this is why so many people choose to believe in the concept of Moral Relativism. Moral Relativism has a list of things that attract people to it. It gives them the option to choose
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