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Introduction to ethics


Chiang first go over the definitions and the different levels of ethics.

Key points

Ethics is the systematic study of what is right and wrong. It’s about what should and should not be done. Ethics is a discussion without a fixed standard. There is no best decision, only an appropriate decision, and ethics is concerned with justifying those decisions.

Ethics principle becomes applied ethics when applied to a specific field of study. For example bioethics is a discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research and application especially in medicine. That can further branch out into different specializations.

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