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Theories of ethics; a study in moral obligation.

W. H. Werkmeister

Theories of ethics; a study in moral obligation.

by W. H. Werkmeister

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Published by Johnsen Pub. Co. in Lincoln, Neb .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics.,
  • Duty.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination445 p.
    Number of Pages445
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17968538M
    LC Control Number61009452

    The Importance of Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 have needs and desires. —Peter Singer THE MEANING OF ETHICS Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy concerned with the study of questions of right and wrong and In this book, the value of the study of ethics. Ethics, Literature, and Theory: An Introductory Reader brings together the work of contemporary scholars, teachers, and writers into lively discussion on the moral role of literature and the relationship between aesthetics, art, and ethics. Do the rich descriptions and narrative shapings of literature provide a valuable resource for readers, writers, philosophers, and everyday people to.

    meanings. The word “moral” is from the Latin mores which means custom, as in, how people customarily behave. The word “ethics” is from the Greek ethikos which also refers to behaviors we expect. Ethics, (or morality) as it is used in this book, is the study of how people should act toward one another, other species, and natural Size: 1MB. Deontology is the study of moral obligation. It deals with what a person ought to do. "Ought" implies a moral necessity, and therefore a duty an individual should perform. Deontological ethics deals not with the result of actions, but the nature of actions.

    Welcome to Ethics: Theory & Practice. Ethical questions are among the most challenging and engaging that you can encounter. Moreover, they cannot be avoided – just try reading a newspaper or listening to the news without making any moral judgments! How do you decide questions regarding the morality of. professional ethics or in a textbook in ethical theory. However, the terms moral philosophy or moral theory would refer to a set of abstract moral principles as appropriately as the term ethics, so it may be more practical to use the words interchangeably. Both of the terms refer to standards of right conduct and the judgments ofFile Size: KB.


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Theories of ethics; a study in moral obligation by W. H. Werkmeister Download PDF EPUB FB2

Introduction Ethics, Henry Sidgwick wrote, is the science or study of what ought to be, so far as this depends upon the voluntary action of individuals (); it imparts or seeks the most perfect knowledge possible of the Tightness or goodness of voluntary actions or their results ().Cited by: 1.

Excerpt from Theories of Ethics: A Study in Moral Obligation Ethics, Henry Sidgwick wrote, is the science or study of what ought to be, so far as this depends upon the voluntary action of individuals it imparts or seeks the most perfect knowl edge possible of the rightness or goodness of voluntary actions or their results These statements appear to be clear and to the point; actually, Author: W.

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Publication date [] Topics Ethics, Duty. Publisher. Corresponding to this agreement on methods in the realm of the sciences, we find in the realm of ethics fairly general agree- ments on basic values; and to the extent to which this is the case, ethical disputes, arising within the framework of a given agreement on values.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Ethics is the most important part of the Epicurus philosophy.

Philosophy, says Epicurus, has to help man find happiness. And happiness is based on two principles, the autarky (autonomy), and the ataraxia, the tranquility of the spirit. To achieve happiness, we must avoid certain behaviors and perform others. In particular, we offer a theory of obligation as a moral framework suitable for organizing humanitarian assistance.

Much of the case material on which the argument rests comes from the work of several persons, including the second author, with refugees and internally displaced persons in Bosnia. Applied principles of right and wrong relevant to specific occupations or professions.

(DE) the study of duty or moral obligation emphasizing the intent of the actor as the element of morality. (TE) An ethical system that is concerned with the consequences or ends of an action to determine goodness. Virtue ethics is a theory of morality that: makes virtue the central concern.

One criticism of virtue ethics is that it is built on a foundation of circular reasoning, in which the right action is both defined by, and itself defines, the virtuous person. When After Virtue first appeared init was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral ek called it "a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world." Since that time, the book has been translated into more than fifteen foreign languages and has sold over one hundred /5(65).

Ethical values are essential for any healthcare provider. Ethics comes from the Greek word “ethos,” meaning character.

Ethical values are universal rules of conduct that provide a practical basis for identifying what kinds of actions, intentions, and motives are valued.[1] Ethics are moral principles that govern how the person or a group will behave or conduct : Lisa M.

Haddad, Robin A. Geiger. Introduction. The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's most important study of personal morality and the ends of human life, has for many centuries been a widely-read and influential written more than 2, years ago, it offers the modern reader many valuable insights into human needs and conduct.

Among its most outstanding features are Aristotle's insistence that there are no known. The fact that the book is written for a specific institution/courses makes the book less reader-friendly for other students, particularly the inclusion of chapters that belong in an intro to religion book, but not necessarily an ethics book, and vice versa--particularly an entire chapter on Aquinas' Natural Law Theory/5(4).

Ethics is the philosophical study of Morality. What, then, is a moral theory. A theory is a structured set of statements used to explain (or predict) a set of facts or concepts.Ý A moral theory, then, explains why a certain action is wrong -- or why we ought to act in certain ways.ÝÝ In short, it is a theory of how we determine right and.

The imperative of a successful organization calls for the "clutter" of ethics and profitability. As a part of general and practical ethics, business ethics focuses on moral or ethical principles.

Nevertheless, virtue-based ethics must be related conceptually and normatively to other ethical theories in a comprehensive moral philosophy of the health professions. Virtue ethics names a type of ethical theory that takes virtues of character, rather than individual actions or rules, as the most fundamental ethical concepts.

Moral virtues like honesty, courage, integrity, temperance and generosity are taken to be inherently good first, then actions are evaluated based on whether they express those virtues. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice: An International Forum is a double-blind peer-reviewed philosophical journal which aims to publish the best work produced in all fields of ethics.

It welcomes high quality submissions regardless of the tradition or school of thought from which they derive. Ethics – Four Branches (3) Metaethics = The study of ethical terms, statements and judgements. • Analysis of the language, concepts and methods of resoning in ethics.

It addresses the meaning of ethical terms such as right, duty, obligation, justification, morality, responsibility. Discuss systems of moral reasoning as they have been used throughout history. Evaluate a variety of ethical theories and approaches to use in personal and professional relationships.

OBJECTIVES Introduction to Ethics Karen L. Rich A seed will only become a flower if it gets sun and water. —LOUIS GOTTSCHALK chapter1. The word deontology derives from the Greek words for duty (deon) and science (or study) of (logos).

In contemporary moral philosophy, deontology is one of those kinds of normative theories regarding which choices are morally required, forbidden, or permitted.

In other words, deontology falls within the domain of moral theories that guide.In moral philosophy, deontological ethics or deontology (from Greek δέον, deon, "obligation, duty") is the normative ethical theory that the morality of an action should be based on whether that action itself is right or wrong under a series of rules, rather than based on the consequences of the action.Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that "involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior." The field of ethics, along with aesthetics, concerns matters of value, and thus comprises the branch of philosophy called axiology.

Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong.