Top 6 Quotes on Ethics by Clóvis de Barros Filho

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TLDR Ethics is a complex concept that cannot be simplified to a set of rules, but rather requires a deeper understanding of values and a commitment to collective well-being.

Key insights

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    Aristotle believed that ethics was a ruler of evaluation for life, emphasizing virtuous actions and the realization of one's potential.
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    The concept of ethics is a trophy and object of dispute, as it is socially and politically interesting to have the power to define its meaning.
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    Acting in a scoundrel way does not define a person as a scoundrel, as true morality is not based on external inspection or fear of punishment, but on freely chosen principles and decisions.
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    Morality is the limit we impose on ourselves out of respect for the guiding principles of our lives.
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    Analyzing the size of one's backpack and considering whether an item can fit in it can influence ethical decision-making.
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    Axiological meaning of values should be respected regardless of contrasts, dichotomies, confrontations, and polarizations, highlighting the need for a collective understanding of ethical principles.

Timestamped Summary

  • 📜
    The term "ethics" has evolved over the centuries and no longer refers to evaluating someone's life, but rather to custom, habituality, and virtuous actions.
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    The word "ethics" is used by corporations worldwide to define their values, but its meaning is constantly disputed and manipulated for social and political gain.
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    Ethics cannot be simplified to a ready-made table because it requires a deeper understanding of the values it aims to protect and a disposition to think about convivial justice.
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    A lady president of a multinational company asked the speaker to write a code of ethics for her, but he refused because he couldn't be the author of something for a place he didn't know.
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    Ethics is crucial for society to ensure fair coexistence, and it is important to prioritize collective values over personal gain, as morality is a matter of conscience and not driven by fear of punishment or external judgment.
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    Morality is about personal autonomy and defining one's own principles, not about external control or fear of punishment.
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    Taking the guava paste without being caught is a moral dilemma, but being filmed changes the situation to one of fear and prudence rather than morality.
  • 📜
    Ethics is the triumph of coexistence over appetites, the victory of social harmony over destabilizing pretensions, and the primacy of community values.
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