Ethics and History In our consideration of the place of ethics and our understanding of ethics, I have been playing around with some considerations from history. I would like to turn now to see how the Word of God addresses ethical issues. I’m going to call these next several blog entries my moral musings. (just […]
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Do the right thing Virtue ethics can be thought of as an ethics of doing the right thing (See previous post) In the Encyclopedia of Philosophy we find the following: Most virtue ethics theories take their inspiration from Aristotle who declared that a virtuous person is someone who has ideal character traits. These traits derive from natural internal […]
Aristotle has influenced people down to our very day. He lived about 2500 years ago in Greece. His works on ethics have been used to challenge people over the centuries to discover the virtuous life. His approach is called the ethics of virtue. In virtue ethics the goal is not so much to follow one’s […]
Public Ethics in Question One of the deepest issues of our culture today is determining which ethical principles apply to our lives and our conduct with one another. We call these public ethics. This is especially true when we attempt to find an ethical pathway in a landscape which seems to be filled with hidden […]
Why Ponder Ethics? Suppose that I am working in an academic area that most of us believe doesn’t really involve ethics. Why ponder ethics in my field of endeavor?Let’s say that area is computer science. Who is to decide what constitutes ethical actions when programming a computer? Don’t most of us simply assume that ethics […]