“just a sneek peak of my jottings in philosophy class”
Ethics is an aspect of that deals with the study of exploring and analyzing the core concepts of what is ethically right and wrong, good or bad. It is also an Inquiry into the nature of Morality.
Scope Of Ethics
Normative ethics - deals with the creation of standards or guidelines for conduct. Whether actions should be classified as right or wrong based on their results is a key question in normative ethics.
Meta-ethics - concerned with the justification of ethical claims and terms. It explores issues relating to the nature of morality itself.
Applied Ethics - This focuses on the practical application of ethical principles and theories to actual world situations (e.g., abortion, Euthanasia). It involves the use of ethical concepts, theories, and principles to guide decision-making.
Respect for Persons – This principle known as the principle of human dignity holds that each and every human being has intrinsic worth and significance by virtue of being a human. Meaning that every person deserves respect, regardless of their achievement or any other distinguishing characteristic.
Nonmaleficence - This principle states that individuals must act in a manner that avoids causing harm to others. This may involve abstaining from actions that may cause harm to an individual’s physical, emotional or psychological well-being, as well as avoiding actions that could result in negative consequences.
Beneficence - The principle to act in ways that advance others welfare and to pursue the greater good over bad. Also respecting their decisions and protecting them from harm.
Justice – This principle involves equality of resources. No individual in the society is higher or bigger than the other.
Veracity - People must be true and honest in their interactions with others in order to uphold the ideal of veracity, which also forbids lying, deceit, and misrepresentation of information.
Privacy – Involves the right of individuals to control access to information about themselves, including personal information and thoughts.
Confidentiality – Information shouldn’t be shared without ones consent
Fidelity – This involves showing empathy to all individuals regardless of who they are or what they have done.