An Introduction the Ethical ReasoningThis knol provides an introductory overview of ethical reasoning as a foundation for professional ethics. It presents some of the philosophical background to ethical thought and attempts to answer the question - "How can we know the difference between right and wrong?".
While the knol is aimed primarily at students in higher education and young IT professionals , it is equally relevant to other disciplines and professions.
- How Can We Know the Difference Between Right and Wrong?
- The Golden Rule
- The Utility Principle
- An Important Philosophical Distinction
We all have a sense right and wrong - or good and bad. There are things that we feel we (or others) ought to do, and other things that we feel we (or others) ought not to do. Ethics is the study of how we distinguish between these alternatives.
This knol is intended to familiarise students and young professionals with the basic concepts of ethics and ethical reasoning in order to equip them for the responsibilities that accompany professional status.
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