Assumptions and Importance of Ethics

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ASSUMPTIONS OF ETHICS ASSUMPTION- Are fundamental beliefs or statements that are accepted to be true without the burden of proving or of proof. COMMON ASSUMPTION ABOUT ETHICS Here are a variety of statements that represent widely accepted assumptions considered part of behaving, deciding, and acting ethically. . We will be other-regarding (take the welfare-(kapakanan) of others into account-(consider) .We will have good intentions in all acts that affect others .We will seek ways to promote the “good society” and the “good life” .We will “do no harm” (by non-, mis-, or mal-feasance) .We will not force someone to do something against their will .We will respect the autonomy (freedom to chose) of others .We will relieve the suffering of others (aide the suffering-help the needy) .We will put the basic needs of others ahead of our own wants (do unto…) .We will seek and choose the options that best balance duties, consequences, feasibility, and circumstances when considering the good .These rules will take precedence over other rules TWO MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST COMMON ASSUMPTION IN ETHICS First, that man is a rational being. This means that the man is a rational and acts with purpose, unlike brutes who merely act out of instinct and reflex. Man is capable of knowing both the intentions and consequences of his actions, and is capable of judging them as right or wrong, or as good or bad. The assumption implies the moral awareness or the capability of man to know or distinguish right from wrong , and good from bad. Second, That Man is free. Ethics assume that Man is free to act according to his will and he has the power to act, speak or think if he chooses to without restraints. In general, this assumption tell us that man has the capacity to exercise choice in his actions. It implies that man has the capability to choose what to do and what
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