The Ethics Of Ethics And Ethics Essay

2379 Words May 12th, 2016 10 Pages
According to the western philosophy 18 th century is the landmark of ethics. Ethics is derived

from the Greek term ethos. Though ethics are difficult to define it talks about human behavior

and it controls our behavior by telling what is good and wrong / what we should do & what we

shouldn’t. There is no universalism in ethics because it depends on the culture, situation and

background. Homo sexual relationships are accepted by USA but it is an unethical relationship in

countries like India, Sri Lanka. This is the challenge and nature of ethics. Since it is contextual

one particular system will not represent ethics. We cannot say religion = ethics. Great

philosopher Jennings mentions that we need ethics because we always interact and relate with

others so we need to control our behaviors. Moreover there are three constructions / rules of

ethics as in Bentham (Utilitarism), Aristotle (Virtue ethics), Kant (Deontology). Emmanuel

Levinas point of view of ethics is important when defining ethics. He mentions ethics in relation

to Others. He emphasis that In western philosophy talks about “other” and they try to reduce

Otherness of others. He further mentioned that break the boundaries of mind, understand the

differences of “Other” and have a truly ethical relationship.

“Business ethics refers to an academic discipline that not only studies those standards, values

and principles but also seek to articulate and defend the ones that ought or should operate in…

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