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Introduction to Ethics & Morals - Chapter Summary
Whether you're studying ethics and morals for the first time or want to refresh your current understanding, this chapter can help! Our instructors closely examine a variety of concepts, including moral standing, moral agency and moral relationships. Study entertaining lessons whenever and wherever your schedule permits, thanks to 24/7 computer and mobile access. If you need to clarify details presented in the lessons, feel free to submit your questions to our subject-matter experts. Our short quizzes and practice exam can assess your comprehension of the lessons and ensure you're ready to do the following:
- Differentiate between values, morals and ethics
- Share examples of morality
- List and describe basic principles of morality
- Discuss the qualities and scope of moral standing
- Describe moral relations and how they are maintained
- Exhibit knowledge of the nature of persons, moral character and personhood
1. What Are Values, Morals & Ethics?
In this lesson, learn the differences between ethics and morals. Consider how these terms can mean different things to philosophers compared with the general public and how values factor into the conversation.
2. What is Morality? - Definition, Principles & Examples
As a society, we try to teach our children the difference between 'right' and 'wrong.' What we are teaching them is really just basic morality. Read on to learn the definition of morality, examine some of its principles, and look at some examples.
3. The Basic Principles of Morality
This lesson discusses the basic tenets of morality and highlights the six principles of the Moral Foundations Theory and how they are universally accepted.
4. Moral Standing: Qualities & Scope
This lesson explains the concept of moral standing. Using modern examples and history, it also defines the terms anthropocentrism, sentiocentrism, and biocentrism.
5. Moral Relations: Friendship, Loyalty & Fidelity
Our lives are full of interactions with other people and those interactions often rely on some form of relationship. In this lesson, explore the idea of moral relations and discover how these are maintained. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
6. Moral Agency: Nature of Persons, Moral Character & Personhood
How do you know that you're a person? Is it because you're human? This lesson explores this question as it delves into the nature of persons debate, the meaning of moral agency, and the idea of moral character.
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