Sources of Ethics

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0- JOHN STEINER AND GEORGE STEINER SIX PRIMARY SOURCES OF ETHICS: 6

1- Religion: 6

2- Genetic Inheritance: 8

3- Philosophical Systems: 8

4- Cultural Experience: 8

5- The Legal System: 9

6- Codes of Conduct: 9

2.0- EXPLANATION OF THE SOURCES OF ETHICS: 10

2.1- RELIGION: 10

Teaching business ethics 12

2.11- Impact Of Religiosity: 13

2.12- Ethics Of Islam: 14

Nature of Islamic Ethics 17

The Human-Environment Relationship: 20

The Sustainable Care of Nature: 22

The Practice of Islamic Environmental Ethics: 22

2.14- Ethics And Other Religion: 25

2.2- GENETIC INHERITANCE: 31

2.21- LINKAGE OF GENETICS AND ETHICS: 32

Introduction: 32

HumGen: 37

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The question her concerns the applicability of religious ethics to the business community.

2- Genetic Inheritance:

In recent years, social-biologists have lots of evidence and arguments to suggest that the evolutionary forces of natural selection influence the development of the traits such as corporation and alteration that lie at the core of our ethical systems.

3- Philosophical Systems:

To the Epicureans, the quality of pleasure to be derived from an act was the essential measure of its goodness. The Stoics, like the Puritans and many contemporary Americans, advocated a disciplined, hardworking, thrifty lifestyle. These philosophies and others, like those cited earlier, have been instrumental in our society's moral development.

4- Cultural Experience:

Here, the Steiner’s refer to the rules, customs, and standards transmitted from generation to generation as guidelines for appropriate conduct. Individual values are shaped in large measure by the norms of the society.

5- The Legal System:

Laws represent a rough approximation of society's ethical standards. Thus, the law serves to educate us about the ethical course in life. The law does not and, most would agree, should not, be treated as a vehicle for expressing all of society's ethical preferences. Rather, the law is an ever-changing approximation of current perceptions of

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