Ethics And Moral Properties And Values

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triggered by conclusions, sensations, as well as reflexes. They are expressions a person is unlikely able to control and are more of a reaction to certain situations. For example, a person speaking publically cannot control whether they blush or not (Devon, 2016). Emotions, like attitudes, help define and express a person during different unique situations. Ethics are the concept of behaviors depicted to be right and wrong. There are three areas covering ethics as a whole. The first division of ethics is metaethics which researches the foundations of moral properties and values. Two other important topics falling under metaethics are egoism, and altruism. Most actions by individuals are considered selfish even if the act is something believed to be selfless because it makes them still feel as if they have power compared to others. These actions and views are classified as psychological egoism (Fieser, 2016). Altruism is the exact opposite and focuses on the well-being of other humans. Psychological altruism is the view stating: not all actions committed are selfish, but rather motivated by human instinct. Philosophers believe selfishness can conduct the behavior of humans and it is a good thing humans are selfish at times, instead of always being selfless (Fieser, 2016). Normative ethics is the most commonly known amongst us because the Golden Rule is based off this type of ethics. Treat others how you would like to be treated is a great example of normative ethics. People
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