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ST608 Lesson 01 Ethics

    • Religion & Spirituality

Explore the goal of ethics. How ought we then to live? What are the calls to life as a Christian? Explore the word, "Is". Consider that ethics cannot be separated from reality. Any ethical theory presupposes ultimate truth, even if it is atheistic, nihilistic, or agnostic. First, consider that "Is" does not imply "ought". Just because something is some way does not mean that is how it ought to be. Examine examples in terms of genetics such as violence, alcoholism, and homosexuality. Consider that homosexuality is genetic and that as a result, the action for liberals is that it is ok and for conservatives it is not true. Consider that there is no such thing as pure one hundred percent genetic determinism. Secondly, consider that "ought" does imply an "is". An ethical statement implies something about reality. Consider the phrases, “I'm pushing my beliefs on you;” “I'm wearing stripes and polka dots;” and “2 + 2 = 5.” Does ethics stand more on what is true or more on what is norm?

Explore the goal of ethics. How ought we then to live? What are the calls to life as a Christian? Explore the word, "Is". Consider that ethics cannot be separated from reality. Any ethical theory presupposes ultimate truth, even if it is atheistic, nihilistic, or agnostic. First, consider that "Is" does not imply "ought". Just because something is some way does not mean that is how it ought to be. Examine examples in terms of genetics such as violence, alcoholism, and homosexuality. Consider that homosexuality is genetic and that as a result, the action for liberals is that it is ok and for conservatives it is not true. Consider that there is no such thing as pure one hundred percent genetic determinism. Secondly, consider that "ought" does imply an "is". An ethical statement implies something about reality. Consider the phrases, “I'm pushing my beliefs on you;” “I'm wearing stripes and polka dots;” and “2 + 2 = 5.” Does ethics stand more on what is true or more on what is norm?

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