Sunday, October 2, 2016

ETHICS AND MORALITY. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE INDIFFERENT. PT 1.

Classroom, Computer, Technology
One of the Most Fascinating Parts in Researching ETHICS AND MORALITY, in Terms of the Nature and Source of CONCEPTS OF RIGHT AND WRONG, IS HOW SOME SYSTEMS THAT ARE DESCRIBED AS ANTAGONISTIC TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER, HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN THEIR ADHERENTS ARE WILLING TO ADMIT.

What is even more Unusual, is that They often have common Foes or Opponents in the PUBLIC AND POLITICAL SPECTRUM, AND ARE BEING PLAYED ONE AGAINST THE OTHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WHO COULD CARE LESS ABOUT EITHER.

To Better Understand This, we must DEFINE EACH SYSTEM, AND SEPARATE THE DIFFERENT SUB- CATEGORIES THAT EACH CONTAINS.

FAITH BASED MORALITY-  IS, IN GENERAL, ETHICS BASED ON A METAPHYSICAL OR SPIRITUAL SET OF GUIDELINES.  THESE ARE USUALLY PASSED DOWN FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER, AND CAN BE PART OF A WRITTEN OR ORAL TRADITION. HOWEVER, INTERPRETATIONS CAN DIFFER OVER TIME, DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF THE LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE STRUCTURE OF THE FAITH ITSELF.

INTELLECTUAL REFLECTION-  IS THE IDEA THAT ALL ANSWERS REGARDING ETHICAL QUESTIONS CAN BE FOUND BY THE USE OF CRITICAL THINKING AND LOGIC, AND HOW IT IS APPLIED TO HUMAN BEHAVIOR, BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP.  INTENT, MOTIVATIONS, AND CONSEQUENCES ARE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THIS SYSTEM OF MORALITY.

SITUATIONAL ETHICS-  RIGHT AND WRONG ARE MEANINGLESS CONCEPTS, AND WHATEVER DECISIONS OR ACTIONS TAKEN ARE PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE, AS LONG AS IT IS MADE BY FREE CHOICE.