A standard is an example of correctness. Correctness is conformity to some standard. Sounds circular, but upon further investigation one can discern that there are objective standards, subjective standards, and creative standards in ethics. Objective standards in ethics, primarily, use the concepts of right and wrong. Right and wrong are objective and absolute. Subjective standards in ethics, primarily, use the concepts of good and bad. Good and bad are subjective and relative. Creative standards in ethics, primarily, use the concepts of belief and doubt. Belief and doubt in ethics are creative and fabricated.
A mentirical ethic is an ethic that is creative, inventive, fabricated.
The Philosophy of Universal Integrity asserts and establishes that ethics are not only absolute and relative but also creative. Firstly, there is the problem of the false dilemma which states that when there are two alternatives presented as either or, it does not mean that it cannot be both, e.g. absolute and relative. But strangely, ethics is not only absolute and relative, but it is also inventive or creative.
The breakdown is as follows:
Empirical-fact based, objective and absolute. Using terms such as right and wrong.
Sentirical-feeling based, subjective and relative. Using such terms as good and bad.
Mentirical-belief based, inventive and creative. Using such terms as belief and doubt.
We make our ethical decision based upon three, as a combination or singularly by facts, feelings, and/or fabrications.
The same is true with Legal Theory. Is legal theory Natural or Positive? The correct answer is that it is not only both natural and positive but something more.
Three more from The Philosophy of Universal Integrity: Ethics are derived from:
The Philosophy of Universal Integrity establishes that: Ethics are more than absolute and relative. Ethics are also inventive. Here are three more elements from the Philosophy of Universal Integrity: the empirical; the sentirical; and the mentirical.
1. Ethics are empirically based, objective and absolute. Such terms as right and wrong.
2. Ethics are sentirically based, subjective and relative. Such terms as good and bad.
3. Ethics are mentirically based, inventive and creative. Such terms as belief and doubt.
This is the year, 2011, that begins with the Philosophy of Universal Integrity. Integrity is a complex concept that involves many other simpler concepts. For example, i.e., integrity will be used as a concept that reflects one’s own well-being and the well-being of others. Discerpitible acts are those actions which violate one’s own integrity or the integrity of others.
Here are three (3) elements: People; Property; and Promises:
1. People-have respect for your own well-being and have respect for the well-being of others.
2. Property-respect your own property and have respect for the property of others.
3.Promises (Contracts or Agreements)-honor your promises, contracts, and/or agreements that you make to yourself and honor your promises, contracts, and/or agreements that you have with others.
Remember that no legitimate promise, contract, or agreement arises out of a discerpitible act or actions.
The ethic of integrity has arrived.