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What is an ethical lens?

Asked by ilvorangeiceblocks (793 points ) September 11th, 2012

I know that an ethical theory is something such as virtue ethics like Stoicism, etc, but have been approached with answering a question about what ethical lens I am studying, is this just the same as an ethical theory?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Check this Wiki article on Technoethics look at the paragraph on “Emergence of Technology Through an Ethical Lens”.
It is your view or bias on ethics.

wonderingwhy's avatar

The ethics or values through which the observer views the world or a particular scenario.

wundayatta's avatar

It’s a metaphor. Yes. It means the theory you use most often or think is the best theory to describe your ethical point of view.

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