Ethics: the study of values that govern our moral character and our
relationships with other people.
Ethical concepts include right and wrong, good and bad, just and unjust, fair
and unfair, responsible and irresponsible.
Value is the general term we used to characterize anything that possesses
intrinsic worth, that we prize, esteem, and regard highly based on clearly
What is the nature of good/bad actions?
o Laws is derived from ethics; it is not equated to ethics
o Law is application of ethics
All people are equal and should be treated equally
It’s irritating when people won’t bend the rules to help me out
o If you agree with first one, you cannot agree with second one
o Inconsistency with reasoning
Experimenting on animals or kill them for food is wrong because it causes
pain and suffering to sentient creatures Euthanasia is wrong because it involves killing a hum