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Unformatted text preview: s of realism and idealism, or objectivism3 1 and interpretivism. and Defining Ethics Defining The objectivist-based definitions are all similar; they The are deontological definitions. The following are two objectivist definitions of ethics: objectivist The normative standards of conduct derived from the The philosophical and religious traditions of society. philosophical The attempt to state and evaluate principles by which The ethical problems may be solved. ethical The classical scholastic definition of ethics is similar. The Scholastic philosophers see ethics as the philosophical science that directs or guides voluntary human actions according to ultimate principles discovered by human reason alone. 14 Defining Ethics Defining According to this definition, ethics is the science that According relies on human reason (the human being's capacity to use logic and make judgments related to knowledge) to discover standards of conduct or morality that apply to all human beings. Reason is one of the guiding principles of modern philosophy. Thinkers such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, Spinoza and Hegel all understood reason as one of the d...
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