Hellbilly wrote:Human beings have ............to enable them to make changes, influence others, to become who they are etc.
Ambition, creativity, imagination, control, humility, humour, intellect, values, filters...?
Yes I think that is right in many instances, but it is not fear that we use to create order - it may be a cause or incentive for attempting to create order. We use our..........to create order and this way of creating order can be good or bad.Hellbilly wrote: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
Remember this is a famous point in lectures in ethics by Dr Peter Isaacs - a lot might not agree that they are synonomous but they are definitely linked - this word and ethics and he uses them as synonomous -Glen wrote:Shaneen,
The one word that describes ethics is: values. Or maybe: nature.
But then again, the fact that we would have to make a conscious effort or decision to be ethical is kind of an admission that we have a propensity for unethical behavior. So, in an indirect, warped way, ethics could be described as a "confession" as to what we really want to do.
Otherwise, I just don't know.
tess wrote:pluralistic, you say?.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
Sure, we can come up with multiple explanations to account for their nature . However, when it comes to humans it comes down to our DNA , environment and and forces unknown to us.Universal values
Give me an example pls but not the recent studies about universal morality because in the end of the day they are just speculations.
Sorry not sure how to address this post: but I'll start with philosophy is about making distinctions and although it draws on empirical dimensions, philosophers appeal to the empirical using critical reasoning - so I think I get your point. Philosophy provides moral or ethical theories to come up with reasons to justify a particular course of action - or to judge it right or wrong. But we as human beings have something that enables us to do this and one person (sorry can't think who it was off the top of my head) came close by suggesting 'control'For example, Society would not exist if there wasn't a need for other people and a need to survive. Keep going please
Sure , you call it sophisticated instinct and sociology explains it.
darey wrote:If you agree we can and do describe, define and design "ethics" any way we want to, through our imagination, then why did you pose your question in the opening post?
cantskate wrote:I'd describe ethics as community.
Basically ethics are the glue that holds society together as one community. A solid community of people are, in my experience, very ethical people. And those ethics are derived from their emphasis on and interaction as a community.
I am beginning to think I have made this too hard - someone last night said I was confusing so I hope I am not irritating everyone but it is one work and it begins with Pjimtrouble wrote:rules .. so norms and constraints are the essence of an ethos
normativity is what is of interest to anyone interested in why we do what we do and how we could do it better
there can be just as many different definitions as there are people.
darey wrote:Now back to what I was getting at earlier,
"Power" is the word that you THINK best describes ethics in one word. The word "power" is NOT the correct answer to your question. It was shown throughout this post that there can be just as many different definitions as there are people.
There is no one absolute defintion to any one word just like there is no one absolute truth. Truth like a word's definition are each relative to how many people agree with it. I could say CHOICE describes "ethics" in one word, and that all people have a choice in how they show their power over others.
So, what was the purpose of this post?
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