Ethics is subjective if it depends on our beliefs. What is more controversial is to consider if the existence of ethics itself - what is right, wrong, good, bad, etc. depend on our beliefs.
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Consider this question: "How can I make ethically objective judgments when judgments are, by definition, subjective?"
An objective person will make a judgment independently of their personal interest. If they aren't distant from the judgment, they're subjective or biased.
If by saying "ethics is subjective", you mean everyone's ethical judgments are always biased, it may be false.
Thinking that ethics is subjective creates bad arguments.
People use the word subjective - and objective - in ways that lead to confusion, misguided conclusions, and failed attempts to convince someone that ethics matters. Thinking carefully about distinctions and words and concepts enables us to see the world more clearly, enabling us to draw better conclusions and decisions.
There are many issues one can debate. In some of those debates, the correct answer is objective and in other issues, it's subjective. Or put another way, some issues are factual and others issues are non-factual.
When the issue being debated is factual, people can be wrong or incorrect. However, people can't be wrong when non-factual issues are debated, e.g. whether chocolate is better than vanilla.
When people say, "how you see the world is subjective," they mean "how you see the world depends on your experiences." This statement is about the basis or cause of a judgement/belief and not about the judgment itself nor what the judgment is about.
There are many other ways to have ethical beliefs:
Our experiences only inform our judgments, for better or worse.
At its simplest, ethics is a system of moral principles. They affect how people make decisions and lead their lives.
Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy.
The term is derived from the Greek word ethos which can mean custom, habit, character or disposition.
... specifically cognitive biases, are your unchecked tendencies to make decisions or take actions in an irrational way.
Instead of making decisions based on facts and data, you are more prone to base your decisions on unconscious errors that lead to a distorted judgment of the world. These biases ultimately affect your relationships, work, and worldview.
Positive Economics is a stream of economics that focuses on the description, quantification, and explanation of the developments in economics, the expectations, and the associated phenomena. It heavily relies on objective data analysis, relevant facts, and associated figures.
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