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Basic Terminology of Morality & Ethics

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morals

<p>the standards of socially acceptable and unacceptable behaviors</p>

the standards of socially acceptable and unacceptable behaviors

<p>the standards of socially acceptable and unacceptable behaviors</p>
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ethics

<p>these are &quot;codes of conduct&quot; used in institutions to help people decide whether a decision or behavior is moral</p>

these are "codes of conduct" used in institutions to help people decide whether a decision or behavior is moral

<p>these are &quot;codes of conduct&quot; used in institutions to help people decide whether a decision or behavior is moral</p>
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values

these are the moral beliefs people hold on a "more personal level"

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Moral Absolutism

<p>a moral system that claims morals are &quot;universal&quot; or &quot;God-given&quot; and must be applied equally across all cultures without exceptions</p>

a moral system that claims morals are "universal" or "God-given" and must be applied equally across all cultures without exceptions

<p>a moral system that claims morals are &quot;universal&quot; or &quot;God-given&quot; and must be applied equally across all cultures without exceptions</p>
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Moral Relativism

<p>a moral system that claims there is no &quot;absolute&quot; or &quot;universal&quot; moral law or truth; instead, morality is determined by different cultural factors or personal experiences.</p>

a moral system that claims there is no "absolute" or "universal" moral law or truth; instead, morality is determined by different cultural factors or personal experiences.

<p>a moral system that claims there is no &quot;absolute&quot; or &quot;universal&quot; moral law or truth; instead, morality is determined by different cultural factors or personal experiences.</p>
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Deontology

<p>a moral system based on the following of rules or guidelines that lead to moral behaviors and decisions; as long as people follow these guidelines strictly, the results of their actions do not matter, even if wrong or evil</p>

a moral system based on the following of rules or guidelines that lead to moral behaviors and decisions; as long as people follow these guidelines strictly, the results of their actions do not matter, even if wrong or evil

<p>a moral system based on the following of rules or guidelines that lead to moral behaviors and decisions; as long as people follow these guidelines strictly, the results of their actions do not matter, even if wrong or evil</p>
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Utilitarianism

<p>a moral system that claims the only moral actions are those that lead to the greatest good for the greatest number of people; in other words, the results/effects are more important than the actions/causes leading to those results</p>

a moral system that claims the only moral actions are those that lead to the greatest good for the greatest number of people; in other words, the results/effects are more important than the actions/causes leading to those results

<p>a moral system that claims the only moral actions are those that lead to the greatest good for the greatest number of people; in other words, the results/effects are more important than the actions/causes leading to those results</p>
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Consequentialism

another term for "utilitarianism"

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