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Hong-Min Yoon

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Is there an exact, definite criteria or standard on ethics?

Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill and many other philosophers have spent their lifetimes trying to find ways to find the absolute answer to this question; "Is that right to do?" However, no one could come up with a perfect idea that everybody can agree to. I'm sure that our society can be improved if we find such answer, but does it even exist? Taking one step further, does ethics exist or is it something that human beings made in order to reform the society? (After all, I am just a curious 8th grader)

Topics: ethics philosophy

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    Aug 25 2012: Ethics is a simple subject with a simple solution. About 90% of religions including Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam all have that solution (in teaching, not always in practice) and that is to do to others what you would have them do to you. Its simple, its nothing new, you have heard it many times before. This is the answer to all ethical problems, the only thing that lets it down is us and our selfishness.
    • Sep 7 2012: A diference being in Christianity the Living Giver of Creation is in Jesus bodily (Col 2:9) present-progressively still giving revealed ethics situationally beyond mere human reasoning and human understanding.

      Selflessness is learned by a Giver, not imagined by a therapist bias, although bridge-builders are better helpfully as therapists and priests and clergy and in-breathed from revelation knowledge. Leaving imagined ethics aside.

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