In the words of Albert Camus, “A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.”
But, what do we mean by Ethics?
John Deigh, in his book Introduction to Ethics, writes: Ethics is a study of what are good and bad ends to pursue in life and what it is right and wrong to do in the conduct of life. It is therefore, above all, a practical discipline.
Ethics, in that sense, becomes an important subject to understand any society and formulate rules and regulations. However, it is not always easy to identify or justify what is right and what is wrong. And that’s why this whole subject is devoted to such questions.
Books on Ethics:
The Bases of Ethics By William Sweet
Introduction to Ethics By John Deigh
Theories of Ethics By Philippa Foot
Philosophical Ethics By Stephen Darwall
Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues By Steven M. Cahn and Peter Markie