Ethics also includes the moral codes or values that a person holds, which are more personal than the codes of ethics. Some of the moral codes and values that I hold include; doing good to others, being fair to all, respecting others and their needs for privacy, being honest and ensuring that I contribute to the society in the best possible way. I believe that one should do good to others even when others do not do the same in return. The way others choose to treat a person should not determine how that person treats them because if the nature of that individual is to do good, then external factors should
Moral Goodness through Ethical Principles The ability to interpret the morally correct (morally good) resolution to a moral, when confronted by a moral dilemma, can be a very difficult task. Ethics is the search for universal objective principles for evaluating human behavior, good or bad. In societies, ethics are developed by their religious beliefs, government, and through experience. Social ethics serve as the premise for morality. Humans through ethics create morality, a personal or social code of conduct.
“Values are what we, as a profession, judge to be right." Individually or organizationally, “values determine what is right and what is wrong, and doing what is right or wrong is what we mean by ethics. To behave ethically is to behave in a manner consistent with what is right or moral”. What does "generally considered to be right" mean? That is a hard question, and part of it is deciding whether or not behavior is ethical, and determining what is right or wrong.
Ethics means doing what one believes is the right and best choice for them and what is right to me might not be right to others. Virtues, responsibilities, obligations, and believes all contribute to how people see and analyze things. We are all diverse in how we see and comprehend situations and how we feel about each situation will change how we reason our actions. So should ethics be base on reasons or feelings? I believe that it should be the base on both.
Discussion of The Issues Raised in Meta-Ethics Ethics is the study of how people behave, and how they should behave. It is based on ideas of what is morally 'good'. But, in order to understand ethics, a definition of 'good' needs to be determined. Here, one sees that such ideas will vary from person to person and from culture to culture. Likewise, such ideas explain why there is such a variety of moral systems in use today and a marked difference in the level of commitment to a personal moral code.
Is morality relative or are there objective moral truths? In other to evaluate the nature of a culture/society, morals and ethics are needed. What exactly is “morals”? Merriam-Webster defines “morals” as concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior, basically what one think is right or good. Ethics, on the other hand is the discipline relating to right and wrong, moral duty and obligation, and moral principles and values.
Morals, Values, and Ethics Morals, values and ethics define who we are and what we believe. Culture, religion, and many other things affect our beliefs. One uses various types off ethics when surrounded by different groups. Knowing between right and wrong is a good foundation to practicing good ethics and morals. These things make morals, ethics, and values important in society.
Most people do not really understand the full importance of ethical thinking; there may be a different code of ethics throughout society but nevertheless the purpose remains the same. I believe the primary purpose of ethics is obviously to be able to distinguish good from bad behavior. Being able to make this distinction will pave the way for success or failure in a person’s life as to whether they can make conformed decisions. Everyone practices morals in some way whether they know it or not, they are implemented into every given situation. Ethics were put into place to be able to do the right thing in certain circumstances in order to maintain an honest and fair society.
Ethics show you how to live a good life. In order to understand the ultimate good life one must evaluate different ethical theories to find one that fits them best. The Moral Point of View provides a structure for what a good theory should encompass. My position of the Moral Point of View is that it is essential; the theory from class that best approaches how to live a good life is the one that follows it closely. The Moral Point of View requires you to take into account the effect that your actions have on both yourself and others because we have duties and obligations to both ourselves and others.
Ethics are moral principles that can be used to help guide peoples decisions. We are all different and therefore our beliefs and opinions differ. There are many ethical theories, and according to Panza and Potthast (n.d.) the following are some that are widely used. Virtue ethics is one theory which states that personality is the most important thing. Living an ethical life, acting right, requires that one develops and demonstrates the quality of courage, compassion, wisdom, and temperance.