In this three part post I will discuss three forms of ethics and what they mean.
Basically meta ethics deals with what is “right” and “wrong” on a fundamental level. I think there are no set rules on what is right and wrong,although most people would have similar views on things like murder we all have differences in what we believe to be good and evil. Why do people have different views? Everyone is different and so has different opinions, this is reflected in their perception of ethics. Meta ethics handles questions like “What should one do?”, the answer to which depends on the situation and person involved, if the question is “Should I kill someone?” it depends entirely on the situation; like is you’re in a war or in self defence. Ethics also depend on the environment in which people grow up, if you asked an ancient Greek what his views on good and evil were he’d probably have some extremely different beliefs to you. There are no universal standards for ethics, no set rules.