24 Feb 2012

What is Ethics?

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleWhat is Ethics?
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVelasquez, M, Andre, C, Shanks, T, J., S, Meyer, MJ
Access Year2012
Access DateFeb 24, 2012
Last Update Date2010
PublisherMarkkula Center For Applied Ethics
Keywordsethics, What are ethics
Abstract

What, then, is ethics? Ethics is two things. First, ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.
Secondly, ethics refers to the study and development of one's ethical standards. As mentioned above, feelings, laws, and social norms can deviate from what is ethical. So it is necessary to constantly examine one's standards to ensure that they are reasonable and well-founded.

URLhttp://www.scu.edu/ethics/practicing/decision/whatisethics.html
Citation KeyctkeyWhatIsEthicsMarkkula

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