The Ethics Of An Ethical Climate

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Part A An ethical climate is our surrounding climate of ideas, beliefs and values that provide us with our own standards to live by. Most likely, we learn our particular ideas, beliefs and values from the area we live in, and the people in it such as our friends and family. What we might think is normal and right, might appear abnormal and wrong to someone else who grew up in a different ethical climate. According to some well known thinkers such as G.W.F. Hegel, an ethical climate is also responsible for shaping our identities. (Blackburn, pg 1. Being good) Furthermore, an ethical climate could consist of us wanting to see ourselves in a certain way in the eyes of others; and to be treated in a certain way. We are always in a never-ending attempt to raise our worth, which can lead to complications. (Blackburn, pg 2. Being good) Around the world, there are many different ethical environments. Some of them consist of values and beliefs that are completely the opposite of each others '. In certain areas where these ethical climates overlap, it can naturally lead to an unrest between the two groups of people. An example of such unrest lies in some parts of India, where the Hindus and Muslims have separate ideas on beef. Cows are not allowed to be seen as source consumption in the Hindu tradition as it is revered and considered a holy, spiritual animal. It is treated as a God while the Muslims simply consider it as just another source of food. Both groups of people have
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