The Area of Knowledge of Ethics Essay

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It is human nature to describe and seek to transform the world. Without a desire to describe and understand the world in which one lives in, we would not desire to transform the world and advance society. The following essay will use Ethics and History as two Areas of Knowledge to disprove the above claim. By describing the world we live in, we make judgements about what is beneficial and what is not in our society. Consequently, we seek to change the world we live in to suit our needs.
A new age/alternative-medicine advocate, physician, public speaker, and writer by the name of Deepak Chopra once quoted, “Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.” This directly translates into the Area of Knowledge of Ethics. According to theoryofknowledge.net, it is defined as, the moral principles governing or influencing conduct. And secondly, the branch of knowledge concerned with moral principles. However, one must not confuse the terms morals and ethics; ethics is the study of morals. As an area that seeks to transform the world, it is an ever evolving area of study by which every person can feel like they are adept in ethics. For one to arrive at an ethical position, a framework exists that people can use to discern whether something is right or wrong using the…