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of Another deontological definition has been given by
Jonsen and Hellegers who describe ethics as "a body
of prescriptions and prohibitions, do's and dont's, that
people consider to carry uncommon weight in their
lives”. They proceed to state that ethics involves more than
this definition. It is "an academic discipline, a
systematic set of propositions that constitute the 17
intellectual instruments for the analysis of morality”.
intellectual Defining Ethics
Defining The interpretivist approach has a different definition of
ethics. The interpretivist is an idealist who does not subscribe
to the existence of a real, external world; even if he
did, he would deny that human beings can have
objective knowledge of it. For the interpretivist, a real world may or may not
exist, and real, objective standards, laws or rules may
or may not exist. So definitions from an interpretivist
perspective are strictly teleological.
perspective 18 Defining Ethics
Defining Ethics introduces...
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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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