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Unformatted text preview: a radical kind of doubt into the
everyday world. Ethics looks at the future; it is
concerned with the goodness and rightness of man's
doing and making... it looks at the past for the sake of
the future. Ethics seeks to clarify the logic and the adequacy of
the values that shape the world; it assesses the moral
possibilities which are projected and portrayed in the
social They are not trying to discover or develop standards of
morality for people. They are attempting to interpret
what meaning can be found in human actions and,
through reflection, how right or wrong are these 19
actions. Defining Ethics
Defining Besides the above definitions is Jeremy Bentham's
utilitarian "Ethics at large may be defined as the art of directing
men's actions to the greatest production of the
greatest possible quantity of happiness on the part of
those whose interest is in view. Ethics ... may be
styled as the art of self-government."
styled 20 Defining Ethics
Defining From a deontological perspective, ethics teaches that
From we ought to perfo...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2014 for the course BSC 2501 taught by Professor Frigerio during the Fall '12 term at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research.
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