This article discusses the concept of ethics, its variation from person to person, key features of consequentialist theories, utilitarianism and ethical egoism, and differences between utilitarianism and ethical egoism.
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Running Head: Ethics Around The GlobeETHICS AROUND THE GLOBE
Ethics Around The Globe 2EthicsEthics is also termed asmoral philosophy. These are some of thedisciplines that areconcerned with identifying what is morally bad and good, wrong and right. Ethics are the moral values of human beings. Ethics are a set of moral principles that govern the behaviour of a person or the way a person uses to conduct an activity. In moral philosophy, Ethics constitutes a branch of philosophy which involves systematising, defending, and recommending various concepts in relation to what right and what wrong. Ethics led a human being to conduct every activity in the right manner. In other words, ethics are a set of morals that are practiced by an individual or group of individual. The seven principles of ethics arejustice, accountability, fidelity,beneficence,non-maleficence, autonomy, and veracity. Ethics of a human deal with some well-based standards on how a human being ought to act by allowing them to resolve questions regarding human morality by assisting them in defining the concept of right and wrong, good and evil, justice and crime, virtue and vice (britannica.com, 2019).Reason for which ethics vary from one person to anotherEthics comprised of philosophy or moral code which guides a person to make his/her own choices and behaviours throughout life. It is solely concerned with the responsibilities and rights of human being and their use of language and means to allow human beings to live a well-maintained ethical life and to make a moral decision. People around the world are similar in terms of body structure but they are different in terms of thoughts, ideas, believes and faith. All these differences result from different races, religions, languages and individual ideologies of people and make one person different from another person in terms of ethics. Furthermore, the concept of ethics is derived from philosophies, religions, and cultures which make ethics vary from one person to another.Key features of consequentialist theoriesThere are three main features of consequentialist theories such as –
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