Objectivity, Relativism, Absolutism And Teleology In Ethics
Philosophy is rooted in daily human existence. Moral philosophy or ethics is doing the right thing or being a law abiding individual. Metaethics is a branch of analytical philosophy that focuses on what encompasses morality. This paper discusses the significance the concepts of, objectivity, free will, relativism, absolutism and teleology in ethics. Additionally, the paper explores the concepts’ relevance to the Affordable Care Act.
Philosophically, the concept of objectivity relates to remaining free of bias or prejudice regardless of ones beliefs. Objective individuals are open-minded, fair and neutral even when faced with difficult decisions. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has arguably been an interesting policy for many Americans. Individual objectivity is increasingly challenged as the ACA affects millions of individuals in one way or another. The ACA covers a wide array of issues, public debates over the various provisions further challenge objectivity as disagreements arise across political party affiliations. Although, the ACA is slightly similar to prior health care system policies it has been a great source of political and social debate (Quadagno, 2014).
Free Will Free will is a concept of having the …show more content…
In other words, the governed cannot challenge any aspects of government, including their judicial, executive and legislative powers. Supporters of absolutism argue that it is necessary for the maintenance of order and enhanced security. The ACA is not absolute, given the various amendments to meet the requirements of the democracy. Arguably, the ACA frowns upon absolutism has it aims to enhance public health through affordable health care. Individuals that were under or uninsured prior to the ACA, would argue that the ACA defeated the absolutism previously held by insurance companies and healthcare institutions in regard to the cost of health