Describe the historical developments of both traditional and modern ethics. What is the connection between the two developments?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 8:22 pm ad1c9bdddf
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1. Describe the historical developments of both traditional and modern ethics. What is the connection between the two developments?
Traditional ethics is often referred to as moral philosophy (e.g., Aristotle, Kant, Mills, etc.). Modern theories of ethics have drawn from these earlier traditional theories, so the modern ethics have theoretical underpinnings of traditional ethic, but also have progressed to include new ideas and views. One approach to help understand the progressive nature of the historical development moving from traditional to modern ethics is to look at some of the more common traditional theories and then the modern theories of ethics. However, it is important to think in terms of the theories (and there are many to choose from) that your professor has included in your class.
Generally, ethics has three traditional "fields" with each represented by three philosophical figures:
1. Virtue ethics is represented by Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. This places the value of action in two things: virtues (or functions, or character attributes, such as courage, temperance, friendliness, etc) and a ...
Describes the historical developments of both traditional and modern ethics, as well as the connection between the two developments. Supplemented with articles on two ethical theories.