Ethics Class Reflection Paper

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At the beginning of this semester, I did not know why I have to take this class, its sound was boring, but I decided to take this course for the requirements. I thought I am living in moral and I knew what is ethically good and bad, so this class must be easy to me. During I take this class, I had to change my idea. The knowledge about ethics I have was just a small part of it. There are lots of information about ethics; it includes the definition of ethics, history of ethics, theories of ethics, and steps to apply ethics in real life. In addition, how the important theory can develop into my future life.
Ethics is the reasoned study of what is morally right and wrong, good and bad. It is all about the moral principles of individuals or group of people to follow for their lives. Ethics is one of the useful
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List ethical theories from 400s A.D. to the 1900s A.D. Theories are virtue ethics, natural law, natural right, Kant 's deontology, utilitarianism, a contractarianism. Moreover, these theories have different roots and central principles of ideas. In 400s A.D , the philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle founded the virtue ethics. Virtue ethics is based on personal characters to lead own happiness and fulfillment. During 1200s A.D., Thomas Aquinas is the philosopher of Italy, who founded about the natural law. The 1600s A.D. natural rights is from moral duty is to respect the right of others. 1700s A.D. deontology has obeyed the categorical I 'm . 1800s A.D. utilitarianism has two different types; one is for the act utilitarianism and the other types of rule utilitarianism. Act utilitarianism is finding the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Rule utilitarianism is about the greatest good if everyone followed it. 1900s A.D. theory is the contractarianism. United States ' philosopher John Rawls got four principles in his theory, and it includes justice, fairness, original position, the veil of

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