'We live with mixed messages and confusion about what ethics is and what constitutes an ethical life. The point remains that human beings inevitably engage in ethical choices, as we make our lives meaningful. Indeed, there is no human life at all, let alone a worthwhile one, without ethics!"

Preston, Noel, 2001, Understanding ethics p.3

Dewey Number

  • Ethics (Moral philosophy) = 170
  • Ethical systems = 171
  • Occupational ethics = 174
  • Medical profession = 174.2
  • Ethics of sex and genetics = 176
  • Ethics of consumption = 178
  • Respect and disrespect for human life = 179.7

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  • Male circumcision
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Slavery
  • Sporting ethics and Wars

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Reference Material

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