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Week 1: Study of Ethics
The study of ethics brings together many different kinds of thinkers. Most people agree on some basics about human behavior (see Aristotle's appeals to moderation in his virtue ethics in our lesson this week as an example). But we also understand that there is no one system of ethics that is totally correct. This session, we will be examining not only how specific philosophical systems and professional codes of ethics are created and followed, but also how we develop and act on our own personal systems of ethics.
One of the most fruitful areas in which to discuss ethics is law. So let's begin there! Please answer each of the following questions (or, if you begin posting later in the week, please respond to your classmates' posts).
1. What is ethics? How do you feel ethics relates to values?
2. Is ethics a positive, negative, or neutral term? How can you tell?
3. Please do a few minutes of research on either seat belt or helmet laws in your state and share what you find. Do you believe these laws to be attempts to legislate ethics? Why or why not? And should governments legislate ethics? Why or why not?
An essential part of this course's grade will be derived from your discussion posts' quality and depth in the Forums. The professor will post an original question based on an aspect of the course content or its application; each student will be expected to post a response to that initial prompt. Then, students will read and reply to classmates' posts; you are required to respond to at least two classmates, responding to more is welcomed and encouraged. You are responsible for knowing and understanding the content in every discussion. Simplistic posts will not receive credit, so please be aware of your posts' depth before posting. You must read all the posts by other students and the instructor in the week's class discussion area. You are responsible for knowing and understanding the content in every post. Remember DeVry's Academic Integrity - Plagiarism. Be original with your posts and cite your scholarly sources - no wiki, blogs, bogus author, URL, etc.