Monday, 22 August 2011

The link between ethics and happiness (Part 5 of 9)

[2] Logical systems of ethics represent a major step forward in human thought. Their purpose is to create a morality that answers all questions, a method that can be applied to all events without incurring contradictions.

In History, partial ethics often evolve to logical moral systems after it becomes obvious that man cannot make rational decisions on the basis of isolated precepts.

In contrast to partial ethics, logical moral systems are consistent. Their principles and guidelines are linked to each other. Their conclusions aim at universality in space and permanence in time.

A well-rounded moral system should be able to guide individuals in any situation that they may encounter in their private or professional lives.

To be continued in the next post.


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