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Ethical judgments limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss.

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´╗┐Ethical judgment?s limits the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. What are ethical judgments? Who decides whether it is ethical? Is it the society that outlines the differences? The real question however, arises when one questions if the society itself is moral ? Can the social norms and morality be judged by certain sections of the society? Do these sections of society affect our upbringing and define our moral outlook ? Does the society only outline the boundaries of morality or does it teach the coming generations about the moral judgments that they believe in? Who creates society? Aren?t we the society? What kind of methods are we referring to? Are we talking about an understanding or drilling information into our brains whether it is useful or not? Is production of knowledge the slow and gradual manners and facts that we imbibe through a lifetime, Or is it learning new knowledge, of a sort? But isn?t the knowledge that we imbibe new to us at that time? ?How far is morality setting boundaries in the understanding of new knowledge and information?? For some, new knowledge can be learning something new, personally but does that actually mean it is true? According to Aristotle[1], the ?production of new knowledge? is the ?transmission? of ?already existing knowledge by argument.? Does this mean that in our lives, we will never discover anything new? ...read more.

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That being said every Indian citizen may differ between their perception of the company being morally acceptable or not. Isn?t it morally acceptable to promote a traditional dying art, which was once the trademark of the country for the benefit of the people? Ethically, the promotion is an ideal form of sustainable art and economy. The fact that this company has gone from a local company to one that has expanded into selling their products to over 33 countries[4], for someone to create a moral boundary towards the progression of the Indian economy and a promotion of India as a country it-self as some people would think, in its true sense, quite immoral. The local craftsmen would learn an ample amount of new techniques and knowledge, thus creating vast knowledge rather than limiting it, ethically. The moral outlook towards this would be to let these traditional craftsmen take this knowledge home and let them use it to come out with their own, contemporary ideas. Despite this, the proper questions related to the original art and the craftsmen still stands to an issue. The company, Fabindia may help the economy of the traditional craftsmen and give them enough knowledge on how to promote their jobs. But, is this traditional craft still theirs? The local people may learn a new technique to sustain themselves financially but are they being taught to use new methods of production by creating contemporary fusion of the traditional Indian and western styles? ...read more.

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Should we turn to organic resources in order to preserve our own resources for the future? Organic food is something that many people nowadays are turning to. Not only for health, but also because it?s naturally produced and doesn?t harm the environment. Organic foods are often assumed to be extremely expensive. But why are they so expensive? Because according to Fabindia?s Organic section[5], a certification is needed. Why do we buy these organic foods? Do we buy them because we are actually conscious about our health? Or do we buy them because the companies such as Fabindia lure us into buying them by the way they advertise it to us? Are we so gullible that we easily get so persuaded by such advertisements? What does that say about our personality? Fabindia provides organic food that helps maintain a healthy environment lifestyle. Isn?t their first step of distributing organic food being done for the betterment of the future generations to come? By encouraging individuals to consume only natural foods so that we can reserve some luxuries for the future? The Company is sticking to the moral outcome and widening their fields into sustaining economy for the local Indian farmers with small produce. The company heads are not letting anybody set boundaries for their own promotion. They are openly introducing products that would help sustain the environment, whilst also providing ?new? knowledge about the farming agencies and the positive outcomes of using organic products. ...read more.

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