Ethics

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Ethics
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  1. Working definition of right and wrong
    right represents what man ought to do and wrong represents what man ought not to do
  2. relativism
    moral or ethical propositions do not reflect objective moral truths
  3. egoism
    moral agents ought to do what is in their own self interest
  4. psychological egoism
    people always act in their best interest
  5. ethical egoism
    It's right for people to act in their best interests and wrong not to
  6. utilitarianism
    evaluating human actions according to their usefulness in increasing overall human happiness
  7. consequentialism
    consequences of a particular action form the basis for any valid moral judgment about that action
  8. utility
    that property that tends to produce benefit, advantage, pleasure, good or happiness or to prevent unhappiness
  9. act utilitarianism
    perform that act which will produce most good
  10. rule utilitarianism
    act according to the rule whose adoption will produce most good.
  11. absolutism
    certain actions are absolutely right or wrong
  12. divine command theory
    morality of an action is based soley on God's will
  13. euthyphro's dilemma: 1st horn
    God commands good cause it's good
  14. euthyphro's dilemma: 2nd horn
    God makes good
  15. virtue ethics
    focues on being rather than doing, emphasies character and moderation
  16. Kulander
    Relativist
  17. Benedict
    Relativist
  18. Hobbes
    Relativist
  19. Robinson
    Egoist
  20. Rand
    Egoist
  21. Mill
    Rule Utilitarian
  22. Smart
    Utilitarian
  23. Bentham
    Utilitarian
  24. Singer
    Utilitarian
  25. Kant
    Utilitarian

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