Ethics Is A Code Of Values Essay

1027 Words Aug 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
The task of ethics answers questions like, “What should I do?”, “How should I live?” and “How can I know the difference between right and wrong?” The answers of these questions by a culture are influenced by their accepted science, traditions, beliefs and stories. Ethics is a systematic and critical analysis of morality, of the moral factors that guide human conduct in a particular society or practice . **** Ethics is as Ayn Rand explains, "Ethics is a code of values which guides our choices and actions and determine the purpose and course of our lives."
In each worldview there is a different approach to figure out what should be considered right or wrong. So a person could have completely different ethics to another person. For example, a person who has the postmodernism worldview will decide what they think is morally right, or be something of which the community believes, but a person with a Christian worldview will look at what God says is morally right to determine what they believe. I will now go on to explain three worldviews.

Existentialism Worldview
This worldview is centered upon the analysis of existence and of the way humans find themselves existing in the world. This is done through each individual finding their self and the meaning of life through choice, free will and personal responsability as they believe there is no meaning in the world but you create your own meaning.
They believe that through experiences, beliefs and outlook you base…

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