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Ethics exam #1
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Socrates, one of the best moral philosophers, stated that ethic is ______.
no small matter but how we ought to live
Ethical matters do not reflect _____. They instead reflect ______.
Ethical choices and decisions defines ______.
who we are
Explain the difference between norms and ethical norms.
norms= run smoother
ethical norms= for life
What are the two most important rules to keep in mind when dealing with the nature of good morality?
1. Good reason
2. Impartial Considerations
Morality is first and foremost _______.
What are the 3 questions you should ask in developing an ethical reasoning?
1. Is it coherent/logical?
2. Is it complete? (no blindspots)
3. Is it correct? (is it true?)
List the 4 facts required to be impartial
1. Prejudice (no prejudging)
2. Feelings (be careful of how you feel/don't trust them)
3. No selfishness (don't show it at all)
4. Only use facts
When a person ask you why you believe in something, you should be able to give a ____________________.
clearly stated reason or an underline principle
List 4 outside influences other than your own reasoning that affects you ethically.
4. internet/social media
the stubborn refusal to believe any other opinions
Define partial reasoning
is/means the bias for or against something based on my relationship to others
doubting but not necessarily denying the truth of something
The belief that morality is relative to each individual's culture is called ________.
_______________ says that something is not good or bad just different
__________________ teaches that moral judgements are only opinions
___________________ claims that there's no such thing as a good deed that isn't selfish
_______________ claims that there is nothing wrong with putting your self-interest first
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