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does not, in fact, exist.
does What, then, is ethics? Ethics is two things. First, ethics
refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong
that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in
terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society,
fairness, or specific virtues.
10 What is Ethics? Ethics, for example, refers to those standards that
impose the reasonable obligations to refrain from
rape, stealing, murder, assault, slander, and fraud. Ethical standards also include those that enjoin virtues
of honesty, compassion, and loyalty. And, ethical standards include standards relating to
rights, such as the right to life, the right to freedom
from injury, and the right to privacy. Such standards are adequate standards of ethics
because they are supported by consistent and wellbecause
11 What is Ethics? Secondly, ethics refers to the study and development
of one's ethical standards. As mentioned above,...
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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.
- Fall '12