First, ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do. usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.
Secondly, ethics refers to the study and development of one's ethical standards. • it is necessary to constantly examine one's standards to ensure that they are reasonable and well-founded.
What are three main types of normative ethics?
virtue, deontology, consequentalism
what is deontology?
focuses on duties, obligations, and rights. right over good. tings we ought to do regardless of the consequences. right actions and right intentions. what makes us worthy of happiness. rules are morally important.
What is consequentialism?
Utilitarianism. The goodness/rightness of an act is determined by its consequences.