ethics

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Nelson Robert Nelson Professor Embree PHI2010 04/1/11 Ethics Ethics is made up of the principles that we live by. It is something we can argue that is either innate or learned, which is similar to the argument on knowledge and reason. It can even be considered subjective or objective. If ethics or morality is completely subjective there would be dispute and good reason for doing whatever we believe in, so there would have to be outside rule guiding us; if objective than we could just live our lives morally as long as we know what is moral. In reality we are in between already knowing and learning what is moral, and morality is both subjective and objective. Ethics is defined as a moral philosophy. It’s the branch of philosophy that answers questions such as: Is there such a thing as the Good? What is “the good life”? Is there such a thing as absolute duty? Are valid moral arguments possible? And are moral judgments based only on preference? (Palmer 249). The fact that we ask these questions shows that morality is partly subjective,
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Dobson during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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