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eth·ics

eth·ics

/ˈeTHiks/

noun

PHILOSOPHY

  1. The study of morality.


Issues within ethics have been part of on-going serious discussions about morality for thousands of years.The history of ethics is filled with so many attempts to capture the standards of right and wrong, that mining new ideas is about as likely as mining bitcoin with a pickaxe.

Even if we did discover a moral theory that could account for the notions of right and wrong, the application of that theory would be a challenge so overwhelming that its usefulness would be negated.Take for example a Divine Command Theory, a theory in which moral duties are commanded by a Divine being.Of course, billions of people have subscribed to a Divine Command Theory in one way or another over the last several thousand years.One of the more popular Divine Commandments isDon’t Kill.

Don’t Killseems simple enough, but immediately questions arise.What if…

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