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ethics: moral principles, as of an individual

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Are ethics relative or absolute?
What about morals?

ethics: moral principles, as of an individual

morals: concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong


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12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/13/07 - 9:49:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm finding that they are very much relative. Everyone thinks I'm mad to try to work things out with my wife. But I think I'm morally obliged to do so, because she IS my wife. We're married. Would you reject your son or daughter for making horrible mistakes? What if the son or daughter was adopted? The way I see it, my wife is adopted family. I CHOSE her to be part of my family. MY PEOPLE. She's there now. She's done some terrible, hurtful things, and now I have to take her back if she wants me. Everyone else thinks I'm nuts. I think I have no moral choice in the matter. I'm not religious in any way, so where did I get this? Just on my own, but that's what I truely believe.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/14/07 - 3:48:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think relative, I think peoples morals have lots of exceptions.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/14/07 - 7:33:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Saying that morals are relative doesn't just mean that different people have different beliefs, it means that no person's moral beliefs are more right than any other persons beliefs. As far as I'm concerned, moral relativism is practically moral nihilism.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/14/07 - 7:36:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Relative. Something is wrong unless there is a reason for it not to be.
12 yrs ago - Sunday 5/4/08 - 3:40:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/14/07 - 7:36:20 PM mat wrote:
Relative. Something is wrong unless there is a reason for it not to be.


That's interesting. I tend to think the opposite. i.e Something is right unless there is a reason for it not to be.
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/28/08 - 5:17:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
the only thing absolute is relativity.

11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/28/08 - 5:21:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think ethics and morals have to be subjective in the sense that they are subject to the situation at hand, absolute morals usually end up digging graves you can't get out of.





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