Ethics : Ethics And Morality

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Introduction: It is hard, and almost impossible to pinpoint a single human universal on ethics and morality. Ethics among different cultures is so vast, even though every culture does have a standard for ethics which they live by. Although ethics is a broad human universal, there is no specific universal ethic. Each world religion holds a different ethic as their highest ethic; it is always a case by case basis.
Theory: Ethics serve as an adaptive function in modern environment, more than ever. As society evolves, the standard of ethics also increases. Ethics is a trait that has become more prominent in evolution throughout time. There is a slight evolutionary mismatch, only because the specific ethic being followed by the given culture
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Applied ethics on the other hand gives us answers to specific questions (Runzo 20).Ethics become stronger and more prominent for a person over the course of life. There are many stages to development of ethics. The strongest would be the influence of relatives, especially ones parents. A persons parents are the main influence of ethics and morality. Parents are the ones that instill certain values into their children. The way children are brought up is a hereditary process, yet not genetic. The environment of child development has an incredible amount of influence on what a person considers to value as an ethic.
Non-Human Homologies: It is hard to pinpoint the beginning of morality in regards to non-humans, but ethics have been a part of human life ever since the beginning. Scientists are now arguing that animals have a moral compass. Animals are able to feel emotions such as grief, love, outrage, and empathy. Marc Beckoff from the University of Chicago suggests that animals have a sense of outrage when certain social codes are broken (Beckoff). “Chimpanzees may punish other chimps for violating certain rules of the social order” said Marc Beckoff (Beckoff). A LifeScience staff writes, Tia Ghose explains that “animals exhibit the very human emotions we associate with morality” (Ghose). Most people associate the obedience of animals as a non-human ethic as the animals emulate human characteristics.
There isn’t much of a moral gap between
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