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This paper is an attempt at a philosophical dialogue between Justin who represents the ideas of the philosopher and Jim the ever present anti-philosopher Justin believes that the study of philosophical ethics is a worth while way of life to pursue The study and questioning of peoples and societies moral values and ethical standards are more than just a worthwhile moreover they are vital to society Jim believes that the study of philosophical ethics is at best a waist of time and is at least dangerous He is sort of confused about what sorts of things philosophers see as moral and how we depend on culture to judge what is moral and what is not Because what is moral to one culture could be immoral to another culture Jim I think that philosophical ethics are a waist of time at best and should be considered dangerous Justin Well youre allowed youre own opinion as ethics being a waist of time but let me tell you why I think it is such an important part of society today Jim Alright I am listening Justin Philosophical ethics is the study of morality Why actions are moral not only in the physical act but also in the reasons behind the act Why the act was committed Also if there is such a thing as a moral code Justin If philosophers got together in a room and talked about why it is important to have a moral code they could argue their own sides for days and days However if you take there points of view one will notice an underlying common ethical value Jim Yea but each philosophers come up with their own ideas and no universal perfect truth as a product from all that discussion We have studied Kant and his Categorical Imperative to Benthams Principle of Utility They all seem to contradict one another and or clearly state what the universal principal
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