How Do Individuals and Societies Resolve Those Ethical Disagreements?
Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy. The term is derived from the Greek word ethos which can mean custom, habit, character or disposition. If ethical theories are to be useful in practice, they need to affect the way human beings behave. Some philosophers think that ethics does do this. They argue that if a person realises that it would be morally good to do something then it would be irrational for that person not to do it.
Ending the factual disagreements does not guarantee resolution of all the ethical ones, because many ethical arguments do stem from differences of principle. However, working to develop factual knowledge sufficiently well proven to be accepted by many people with different ethical points of view would focus the ethical arguments differently.
Confidentiality helps the organization serve more clients and also helps the organization grow big. Also confidentiality shows that the human services professionals respect the traditions and cultures of communities and safeguard their believes (Woodside & McMlam, 2014).
The impetus is now with moral realists to defend their views, but, at least for the time being, we have very good reason to believe that the existence of moral disagreement does indeed give us good reason to believe that there are no moral facts.
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Woodside, M., & McMlam, T. (2014). An introduction to the human services. New York: Sharpe Inc.