Shaneen wrote:This is a question I put forward to my uni students - anyone want to have a go (I had one word in mind) no one got it but they came up with some very relevant answers
Forest_Dump wrote:Well, given the lead here, I would be tempted to say something like "conscience" but I am hesitent because of implications that this is in any way "universal" or some kind of metaphysic while I would argue that "ethics" are much more relative and nested in various ways.
tess wrote:System, Regulations, Convention use any of those synonism.
ethics is a major branch of philosophy and encompasses right conduct , good living and what is right or wrong.
ethics is just a product of a human brain and as such subjective i.e. ethics is just rules giving human race a hope that one day we will be able to control our heritage /animal instinct to be successful in the evolution game/
Paul Anthony wrote:Many people equate ethics with morality, but I hope that's not the answer you're looking for. If it is, I'll be writing a thesis-length response to dispute it! :-)
Ethics requires the ability to think logically. My answer is Logic, but I have a sneaking suspicion that you are looking for something like sentience.
alfmartinez wrote:the only word that comes into my mind is
ethics give limited order to a society and to humans. that's is its only use and it may be even inconvenient in some cases.
Human beings have ............to enable them to make changes, influence others, to become who they are etc.
.different values that are revelant solely to ourselves, another layer that we share as a family, community and so on but we also have universal values
For example, Society would not exist if there wasn't a need for other people and a need to survive. Keep going please
Or is it law that creates or destroys order or both ethics and law? What do we use when we are trying to create order, Shaneen
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