|Ethics, philosophy: ethics is concerned with the evaluation and justification of actions and ultimately a justification of morality. See also good, values, norms, actions, deontology, deontological logic, consequentialism, morals, motives, reasons, action theory.|
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Ethics/Foucault: outside of religious morality, the West has undoubtedly known only two forms of ethics:
Early: Stoicism, epicureism, divided into the order of the world, and by discovering the principles, derived from it a law of wisdom. (Even still in the 18th century).
Modernity: does not formulate morality, inasmuch as every imperative rests within thought and its movement to grasp the unthought. (Sic). (Kant is the crucial point).
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of Human Sciences 1994
Archäologie des Wissens Frankfurt/M. 1981