Religion generally disseminated its ethical guidelines through sacred texts, oral traditions and/or important figures (eg prophets) a couple hundred years ago, however, the enlightenment questioned the authority of religion in the realm of ethics, and, instead, claimed that reason should ethic's sole authority. Oxford, britain: at the clarendon press, the word “ ethics the philosophical study and evaluation of the means and ends of human behavior ” is derived from the greek ethos or the nature or disposition of a culture ethics is further characterized as both a field of study concerned with moral principles and the moral principles that govern or influence human behavior. From an ethical point of view, the first thing is that a lie is still a lie - even if told to a liar secondly, while the liar may be regarded as having lost the right to be told the truth, society as a whole still retains some sort of right that its members should use language truthfully.
While a discussion of means and ends is a helpful way to frame ethical thoughts, there are many philosophical traditions that have explored the nature of ethics table 22 major ethical perspectives lists eleven major philosophical perspectives used to determine what is and what is not ethical. Business ethics chapter 1 business ethics 7th edition shaw study play moral philosophy the branch of philosophy that inquires into the nature of right conduct business ethics ethical principles used in making business decisions business any organization whose objective is to provide goods or services for profit.
Start studying ethics 1 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Mackinnon states that ethics asks basic questions about the good life, about what is better or worse, about whether there is any objective right and wrong, and how we know if there is metaethics are questions about the nature of ethics metaethics seek to understand the meaning of ethical terms and judgments 2.
Administrative discretion than the question of whether it is ever ethical for a public official to lie in the public interest while citizens commonly think of politicians as by nature challenged by. No matter what nature lie has a lie will remain to be a basic moral wrong it diminishes trust between people and breed chained problems once caught, people will never trust you.
Lie a three letter word that can make or break a life although doomed, lying is an act that has become a common behavior through ages lying had grown so natural to people — an avoidable part of human nature the oxford dictionary defines a lie as an intentionally false statement used in order to deceive. In virtue ethics, to be virtuous is to be ethical though the nature of virtue ethics makes it difficult to assess the morality of individual acts, those who advocate this theory generally consider lying wrong because it opposes the virtue of honesty. The ethics of lying share flipboard email print volker m hrke / getty images i may be tempted to confirm it in the united states, where lying is regarded as a major ethical and legal fault, the trust in government may well be greater than in italy, where lying is far more tolerated if, by telling a lie to some nazi soldiers during.