guidelines that help us know right from wrong
a principal, standard, or quality that you consider worthwhile or desirable
a character trait in which you already posses and live out
a choice between two options that are mutually exclusive or equally unfavorable
the idea of a mid way point of a virtue to be balance.
Truth vs. Loyalty
Individual vs. Community
Short term vs. Long term
resources, time, energy
Justice vs. Mercy
Ends-Based thinking (utilitarian principle)
produces the greatest good for the greatest number
setting a standard principal that is followed universally
Care-Based Thinking (golden rule)
do to others what you would like them to do to you
belief in many gods
belief in one god
follow the dharma; in the right place, in the right space
following the 8 fold path; if you follow this path, they you will begin to know your true self
follow the ten commandments
sermon on the mount; love thy neighbor as thyself
five pillars; follow the five pillars throughout life
a decision of something right vs. something wrong
questions to ask yourself
does it violate the law? does what your thinking of doing depart from the truth? do you stay within the boundaries of your communities?
tricking yourself into thinking something is ok
does it feel right?
would you do it if anyone/everyone knew?
would your family or community approve?
where are ethical standards rooted?