Let’s Get Ethical Pt 3: War and Peace

‘Bella, horrida bella’ How can war ever be justified? Does a moral threshold that makes war acceptable exist? For the finale of my ethics series, I wanted to go out with a bang… see what I did there… Anyway, the ethics of war explores the moral limitations and ethical boundaries of conflict. It’s almost aContinue reading “Let’s Get Ethical Pt 3: War and Peace”

Let’s Get Ethical Pt 2: Normative Ethics

Normative ethics is the second branch of ethics, investigating how we morally act and ought to act. This ranges from discussion concerning murder and assault, to cheating on your girlfriend (naughty naughty). This is distinct from metaethics (my previous blog) in that normative ethics examines the standards and criteria of actions, according to different schoolsContinue reading “Let’s Get Ethical Pt 2: Normative Ethics”

Let’s Get Ethical Pt 1: Metaethics

In its simplest form, ethics is everything to do with morality – from stealing your father’s cigarettes to lending someone a pen. Of course, there are varying degrees of ethical topics, such as abortion, murder, slavery – just about every aspect of human life. Metaethics is the first part to my mini series on ethics, a crucial topic regarding your every decision.