Moral Nihilism: The Application Of Ethics And Ethics In Ethics

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Ethics refer to the moral principles that are held by a person, organization or society and are generally meant to govern their general conduct. Ethics have got no universal standard as the ethical policies change from one person/organization to the other according to their primary objectives. The ethical orientation of a person is an element that develops over time just like the personality element. However, corporate ethics are enforced by the management as there is no law that has been made to regulate the ethical behavior of an organization. Numerous theories have been constructed to explain the issue of ethics and personal conduct in the society (Dreier 57). One of the concepts that stand out is the nihilism theory which addresses the issue of ethics from a very different and distinct point of view. This theory suggests that nothing is moral or immoral and therefore the ethical concept is a very complex issue that is hard to understand. This paper presents an analysis of the nihilism theory and its application in ethics.
Moral nihilism is the view that nothing is intrinsically moral or immoral. If someone states their belief and someone else states their contrasting belief, they are both wrong, and
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In other words there are no standards that represent the universally accepted conduct with regards to morals and ethics. For example in the case of abortion which has been highly debated recently, there is no right or wrong belief regarding whether or not a woman should get an abortion (Shafer-Landau, 257). In moral nihilism, there are no moral truths; so even if a person believes that emotionally, physically, and financially she is not ready for a child, it would be wrong for her to get an abortion because we are always mistaken. The Roman Catholic Church believes that abortion is wrong, but under moral nihilism, there are no moral facts so abortion cannot be right or

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