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Unformatted text preview: Rob Allen Objectivity in Ethics The topic of ethics is one of the most practical and controversial areas of philosophy. When examined at first, it seems that the only way ethics can operate and be understood is subjectively, because everyone has different opinions about what is right and wrong. Once studied though, the only way ethics could thrive and exist as a legitimate topic in the world of philosophy is if it were objective. If subjectivity in ethics was true, every action deemed good or moral would indeed become moral in the eyes of the person performing the action. In the case of simple ethical subjectivism (or SES), this is true in that moral judgments are true if they show the persons true feelings or sentiments about the topic being weighed on. If this was indeed the case, it would be impossible to distinguish between moral and immoral actions and ethics as a topic of study and debate would not continue very far past the assumption that right and wrong can be determined...
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- Spring '08