International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

ETHICS AND ABSOLUTE VALUES: CONNECTION WITH SOCIETY AND RELIGION
Ali Murad Syed

Abstract
In this paper we discuss that ethical values change with society and time. Ethical values are societal customs which take the shape of values with the passage of time. Utilitarianism theory of ethics says that actions should be judged on the basis of their results. In this paper we also discuss that there is no absolute standard about conscience, right or wrong and conscience of one person is not applicable to another person. Decision of conscience is not an authority for another person and vice versa. All ethical theories are based on doing what is right or wrong for a good society. Two foundations of ethics are discussed in this paper: one is based upon religion and the other one without religion. Whether ethics is based on religion or not, its focus is on humanity and to do something good for society.

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