Ethics : Ethics And Ethics

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Ethics is a concept derived from an individual’s religion, philosophies or culture, forming a collection of moral principles carrying out the manner in which a person leads their life. In modern society philosophers divide ethical theories into three separate areas, meta-ethics, normative ethics and applied ethics. Meta-ethics refer to the origins and meanings of ethical principles, dealing with the nature of moral judgement. Normative ethics refers to what is right and wrong and concerned with the content of moral judgement. Rather applied ethics denotes to controversial ethical issues, often times polarizing our society, for instance animal rights.
Within Hinduism, ethics are mainly subjective or personal, with a purpose to eliminate impurities such as greed and egoism, in order to reach ultimate attainment of the highest good. Hindu ethics differ from modern scientific and utilitarian ethics, rather a Hindu’s ethics are said to prescribe the disciplines for a spiritually conscious life, which are to be observed consciously or unconsciously for as long as humans live. The basis of Hindu ethics is merely this: "There is one all-pervading Atman. It is the innermost soul of all beings. This is the common, pure consciousness. If you injure your neighbour, you really injure yourself. If you injure any other creature, you really injure yourself, because the whole world is nothing but your own self (Dr Philip Brownell, June 26, 2014)." In analysing the views of traditional…

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