THE NATURE OF ETHICS

1. What is Ethics--as this word is used of a discipline or study?

Ethics: the study of right and wrong and how to tell the difference between them.  Since "ethics" also means people's beliefs about right and wrong behavior, ethics can be defined as the study of ethics.

Ethics is not, however,

2. How did "Ethics" as a study come about?

3. What can we expect to gain from an ethics class?