Bentham and Utilitarianism Essay

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| | | | |This section looks at how ethical theories can be categorised as being either absolute or relative. | |The specific topics covered are: | |The concepts of absolutist and relativist morality. | |What it means to call an ethical theory absolutist and objective. | |What it means to call an ethical theory relativist and subjective. | |The terms deontological and teleological. | |The following teacher notes link directly to the OCR specification, the OCR scheme of work (SOW) and the AS | |Philosophy and Ethics student book to provide complete support throughout the delivery of the specification. | |Links to the CD-ROM resources are provided throughout and worksheets to support the activities follow these | |teacher notes as well as further exam support in the extended Exam Café. | Introduction to ethics Ethics is the study of right and wrong, or good and bad. It is a philosophical exercise in deciding how people should act towards each other. Ethics and morality are the same thing and so ethics is sometimes called moral philosophy. Ethics looks not only at philosophical theories which attempt to determine right and wrong actions – it also applies these theories to situations such as abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering and war and peace in order to determine how we should act in
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