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Unformatted text preview: efining features of what it means to be a human being. being. Human reason alone has limits, and therefore it Human should not be surprising that these standards of morality also will have limitations. morality 15 Defining Ethics Defining The essential ingredient of the deontological The definitions is that real, objective standards of morality exist for humans and that at least some of these standards can be discovered by human reason. standards Ethicists devote their energies to discovering such standards of conduct or codes of moral behavior. This school of ethics is based on the notion that This people have the duty to always obey moral rules, regardless of any positive outcomes that can come from breaking them. There is no subjectivity and a moral rule is always be There obeyed without any thought. For instance, Kant gave the example that it is wrong to lie even if it could save 16 a person’s life. Defining Ethics Defining Organizations that have developed codes of ethics for Organizations their members, such as the American Medical Association and the American Society for Public Administration, sub...
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