Ethics is an integral part of our lives and every society or community around the world has definitive ethics that are established through rules, principles and self-regulations which unearths whether an action, behavior or setting is ethical or not. This treatise will delve into this study which will begin with an analysis on the concept and importance of ethical theory. The study will further assess the importance of meta-ethics for determining moral judgment and culminate with an analysis on how ethical thinking results in practical and moral action and a brief illustration of how it can be applied in our personal lives.
The concept and importance of ethical theory
Ethical theory is a theory that depicts the norms for conduct which provide the difference between acceptable behavior and unacceptable behavior. Ethical theory may also include the disciples of study which incorporate the standards of conduct such as the law, sociology, philosophy, psychology and theology.
Ethical theory therefore incorporates the procedures; methods and perspective for outlining how to act and for further analyze the issues and problems. A majority of the people acquire the ethical theory from social settings for instance at home, church or at school but the sense of knowing what is right or wrong is mainly acquired during childhood and the development of morals occurs throughout life which includes different stages of growth to maturity.
Ethical theory is important because it promotes the aim of life such as knowledge, truth and avoidance of wrongs. It also promotes falsification and further promotes truth and minimization of wrong doings (Daniel, 2008). Ethical standards also promote the values which are important for the collaboration of the society which include but are not limited to fairness, trust, mutual respect and accountability.
Ethical theory also promotes accountability to the public and to also build the necessary public support. It also leads to the promotion of public and ethical standards for instance a obedience with the law, social conscience, public wellbeing and security, wild life well-being and human civil liberties. Some of the ethical principles that are involved in ethical theory include honesty, objectivity, integrity, openness, carefulness, confidentiality, respect, social responsibility, non-discrimination, legality, competence and the protection of human subjects.