Ethical Theories Name: Institution: Ethical Theories Ethical theories study the reasons for the behavior of individuals or a group of people. They are classified into cognitive and noncognitive theories. The study of ethical theories can help one understand his actions as well as those of the society around him. Noncognitive theories propose that ethics are neither true nor false. An example of a noncognitive theory is emotivism which states that moral statements are just expressions of feelings. Emotivism can have major negative impacts such as mass murder due to hate as experienced in the World War II Holocaust (Boss 2013). mode of dressing. Ethical subjectivism is also applicable in my life because some of the little things I do are only applicable to me and are not an expectation of the society. Such include the hobbies that I do alone or with my friends. Universalist theories are rarely applicable to me since I often find that my decision changes with the situation. I try as much as I can to restrain from applying emotivism as I don't find it rational just to act out of my feelings without reasoning. References Boss J. (2013). Ethics for Life.. 6th Edition. Boston McGraw-Hill. [...]
According to Ethics for Life: A Text with Readings, there are two main types of ethical theories--noncognitive and cognitive theories. Cognitive theories can be further separated into two theories--relativist theories and universalist theories. Using Ethics for Life as your source, Write a 500- to 750-word essay in which you overview the history of ethics briefly, and then summarize and compare these categories of ethical theories. •As you summarize and compare, be sure to describe these different levels or categories in some detail. •Additionally, in your essay, explain which of these four categories is most relevant to your life and why. Format your paper consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines.