Ehtics

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09/09/2013

WHO ARE THEY? WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THEIR ETHICAL POSITION?

IN VITRO FERTILISATION

ABORTION

Four month after a single women got pregnant, having three IVF-treatments with donor sperm, she asks for an abortion. According to the women, she doesn’t need the foetus any longer. She made her point: she is fertile and is able to become pregnant.

WHAT IS ETHICS?
• Ethics may be defined as a set of moral principles that govern one’s course of action. • Ethics and law are a system of conflict resolution. • The law is the minimum behavior standard.

Ethics

Trends, Issues &

WHAT IS ETHICS?
• Ethics is philosophy of morality. • This is why it is sometimes referred to as ‘moral philosophy.’ • The term ‘ethics’ comes from the Greek term ethos meaning character, and we mean by the moral character of a person whether he or she is a good or bad person.

MORALITY
Everyone has some morality of his or her own ‐ what he or she thinks is right and wrong ‐ and it sometimes happens that people who others see as bad do not see themselves as bad. Each nation has a conception of morality too, a conception which reflects the collective thinking of the majority of the people of the nation. Much of a nation’s morality is stated in laws which prohibit immoral actions such as rape, robbery, or murder. It is questionable whether everything which is illegal is also immoral.

GOOD

EVIL

We’re doing this for years It’s in my interest Hey! This is what we’ve agreed on We have to follow Gods will Most people do it My boss says it’s OK I stick to the rules As a human being I can’t act differently I’m not doing anything!

Descriptive ethics Prescriptive ethics

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norm freedom interest good duties evil responsibility

GOLDEN RULES
Buddhist: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Christian: All…...

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