The Philosophy of Universal Integrity: The Three Foundations Used to Make All Ethical Decisions

Ethics is one of the most controversial subjects in philosophy. Before we go on to the main subject, let us look at some historical arguments:
1. Physics: Particle or Wave? It has been concluded that light is both a particle and a wave.
2. Neuroscience: Electrical or Chemical? It was once believed that the activity in the synapses was either an electrical impulse or a chemical discharge. It is now known to be both.
3. Social Science: Nature or Nurture? It was once believed that one's character was either established by one one's nature or how one was nurtured. We now know that it is both.
It is nearly the same with ethics. Some think that ethics are either absolute or relative. Ethics are more than absolute and more than relative. Ethics are also creative/inventive/fabricated.
The three foundations of ethics are derived from: Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Creativity.
A universal ethic is derived from Absolutes (right and wrong). A relative ethic is derived from what is subjective (good and bad). A creative ethic is derived from whatever one wants to believe or what one makes up (belief and doubt). So, we have the empirical, (factually based); the sentirical (feeling based); and the mentirical, (fabricatedly based).
An empirical ethic is one derived from facts. A sentirical ethic is one derived from feelings. A mentirical ethic is one derived from what one believes to be true or what one makes up in one's mind to be true and acting on it. The three foundations reveal to us that there is more than one source for ethical decision making. In an absolute ethic there is at times uncertainty as to what is right or wrong, -or ignorance regarding what may be right or wrong. The same is true with a relative ethic. At times one may feel indifferent, -neither good nor bad. And with a mentirical ethic one may have neither belief nor doubt, but disbelief.
When working with an absolute ethic, we are dealing with facts. When working with a relative ethic, we are dealing with feelings. And when working with a mentirical ethic, we are dealing with fabrications.
So then with an objective ethic, we know that it is factually based. With a subjective ethic we know that it is feeling based. And with a mentirical ethic we know that it is fabricatedly based. Here are the three foundations of all ethical decision making: Absolutism; Relativism; and Mentiricism.

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