Suppose someone asks you to "Do the right thing.", or sometimes You may ask yourself, would the person ask you to "Do the right thing" actually "Do the right thing" themselves?
To do something against society's moral values. Our sense of right and wrong goes back a long way, so it can be helpful to distinguish between ethics and “morality”. Does religion have anything left to offer? The end of the Second World War was a turning point. It requires someone who has the ability to fairly observe, hear out, and try to understand all parties involved.
Deontology teaches that the morality of actions depends on if those actions obey established rules or laws. The words "moral" and "ethics" (and cognates) are often used interchangeably. Where does the truth on these matters lie? Why? Moral nihilism, which is also known as ethical nihilism, is the view that within ethics nothing is inherently moral or immoral. Is there any way to know the difference between right and wrong?
There was a time in the Western world when we could recite the Ten Commandments. Ethics are the standard of what is right and wrong, and they are based on our values. Ethical behavior takes courage and has to be practiced. Right and wrong were not matters for debate.”.
We do know things about ethics. We know that human life is important and valuable. We know that people have rights, such as taking their own paths in life. We know it is ethically wrong to violate those rights. We know we have obligations to our family, friends, and humanity at large. This is an important kind of knowledge, but a normal kind of knowledge.
Right and wrong are determined by the overall goodness (utility) of the consequences of the action. Utilitarianism is a Consequentialist moral theory. Basic ideas: All action leads to some end.
There are gray areas where we shouldn’t judge, but also absolute morals of right and wrong. Mostly, it’s pretty obvious what right and wrong are because we all have a moral compass or conscience from the moral center of the universe.
But it’s also obvious that some areas have evolved such as women’s rights, slavery issues, child labor, and labor rights, but that doesn’t preclude there being a standard to appeal to in the Ten Commandments—moral absolutes.
To say morals are relative denies a Lawgiver and that we are accountable at Judgment Day. We don’t make them up as we go along, nor do they change according to circumstance. or person. Because moral relativism can virtually justify anything, even the Holocaust.