ETHICS IS A FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPING ONE’S LIFESTYLE AND IS A CORNERSTONE OF PHILOSOPHY, AND ALSO CIVILIZATION. THROUGHOUT HISTORY ETHICAL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN ARTICULATED THAT OUTRIGHT CONTRADICT EACH OTHER—ARE ETHICAL RULES RELATIVE (GUIDELINES) OR UNIVERSAL (LAWS)?

Format: MLA format and documentation of sources will be required. This paper will be 4 pages (1000 words), have a clear thesis, introduction, body and conclusion.

Topic: Ethics is a foundation for developing one’s lifestyle and is a cornerstone of philosophy, and also civilization. Throughout history ethical systems have been articulated that outright contradict each other—are ethical rules relative (guidelines) or universal (laws)? For this assignment you will first read (“Ethics.” The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Credo Reference. Web. 9 June 2014.), which is an encyclopedic entry concerning ethics found in the “Credo Reference” database located on the library’s website.

http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/cupdphil/ethics/0

Your task will be to develop your own personal viewpoint concern

ing ethics and explore the viewpoints of others. Then, you will assess the differences between these viewpoints and articulate how your own conception of ethics differs from the views expressed in the readings.

 

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