Ethics And Ethics: The Theories Of Moral Philosophy

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Ethics (Moral Philosophy) Theories have long supported the notion about moral philosophy. Ethics or moral philosophy is the branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts between the connection of right and wrong conduct. Moral philosophy already reigned from the ancient period yet still managed to retain its existence from the 20th century (contemporary period). It’s not really impossible for this theme to exist for such a long time for it actually talks about the standards on which human deeds can be judged from either right or wrong. In the Ancient Greek period, the philosophers thought on the right way to live their lives. A lot of questions popped into their minds which encouraged them into phi-losophizing…show more content…
They came up with contradicting conclusions about morality. One of it was their stand about moral rules in the way which different communities also govern its people in different ways. For me, an example of which is that (The way how ‘community X’ govern its people is way too different with the way how ‘community Y’ govern its peo-ple; therefore the way how ‘community X’ govern its people is not and will never be applicable in the ‘community Y’). Sophists also believe that moral rules are unnatural because the Sophists noticed that people only obey the moral rules for the fact that they can only be judged afterwards if they would not follow it. My example for this theory is that: (The government said that piracy is a crime and that people must not commit this mistake, meanwhile, some people doesn’t really want to obey it but because of the fact that they would be put into jail for this crime then they would come up with the decision to just follow the moral rule, morality in this sense is really unnatural.) Sophists expanded the works of Socrates and Plato about the connection of knowledge and…show more content…
Although Aristotelian ethics overpower the past periods, moral philosophy still made it through this period with the help of Epictetus. According to Epictetus life is like a drama where there is an actor and a director. The actor doesn’t have an authority to choose what role he is going to act and that he must do his best to do whatever the director told him to do. In the other way around, the make-up artist is the one who is responsible for designing the face of the actor. Whatever the results may be, the actor must play it nicely no matter what. In the actual life, God is the director and he is the one who is responsible for choosing what role a certain person would act. If that person doesn’t accept his role then he would not achieve the great feeling of being happy. Life lesson: If you are wise enough to accept your role in this society then it is a guarantee that you would meet the greatest thing in this world which is no other than
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