The Ethics And Ethical Ethics

1739 WordsMar 15, 20167 Pages
Since the turn of the 4th Century BC, the study of ethics and ethical behaviour has occupied human thought, with various philosophers exploring the fundamental issues of practical decision making, determining the nature of normative theories (Aristotelian virtue ethics), and applying these principles to pragmatic moral issues. Approximately 2040 years ago, Aristotle published, what is considered to be the foundations of modern day ethics and ethical frameworks, the “Nicomachean Ethics”. Through this publication, Aristotle analyzes the significance virtues have on a well-lived life, by acknowledging that ideal character traits outline a virtuous person, with these traits being “derived from natural internal tendencies, needing nurturing;…show more content…
Contrary to this, Deontologists who would explore what our moral duty is. They would state that the unborn infant is inevitably permitted to the same rights and moral considerations that any human being is already authorized to. Which means, that it has at first glance the right to life, and violating that right is going to demand a great reason that in shows in this situation the Fetus’ right to life (Metapop, 2013). The third ethical framework of the Catholic Church is Natural Law; which explores the virtue and/or moral character of the person based on reason, along with revelation carrying out an action, rather than at ethical duties and rules, or the consequences of particular actions. Natural Law in Catholicism refers to human nature, and what it means to be a human being, which Catholics believe is conceiving child through love, not science (shc.edu, 1995). Thomas Aquinas, the creator of Natural Law, calls it “right reason” when one will make judgments which are consistent with one’s human nature, encouraging human prosperity the natural way- “to do good, and avoid evil.” (shc.edu, 1955). These ethical frameworks apply and relate to the topic of abortion, as people are often unclear on whether or not the process of abortion is moral or immorally wrong. For the most part Catholicism believes abortion to be wrong, based on the framework of non-consequentialism/deontology
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