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Ethics and Intellectual Property: Essential but Tools Ignored Tools for Scholarship in favor of Plagiarism and Popular Knowledge

Ethicists argue that ethics  is a requirement for human life.  The question is:  does human life require ethics to sustain, develop and grow what is essential for life as it is currently defined?

Generalists refer to ethics as “moral principles” but differ on their authorship and who is responsible for any or all questions, arguments or definitions of ethics–even though all man-made religions attempt to take credit for ethics from Judaism, Constantine I’s Christianity, Islam, and the rest from Zoroaster to Buddha, with most laws that embody ethics coming from the ruler Hammurabi.  None of these attempts to take credit for ethics holds up under the historical microscope.

History shows that ethics and the teaching of ethics filtered through human history for thousands of years before ...

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Ethics, Morality, and Intellectual Property rights in theory and fact

Ethics in ancient Greece

Ethics in ancient Greece

The ancient Greeks were among the first people to consider ethics, intellectual property and rights of individual in society. The Greeks “created” (δημιουργήθηκε) ethics (from the Greek word ethos: ἦθος, ἔθος, plurals: ethe (ἤθη), ethea (ἤθεα) that came from χαρακτήρας: character that had the originally meaning of accustomed place. It first appeared as a place or barn for horses1) by realizing that different people in different societies did things in different ways. The Greeks used the discovery method as a tool for critical reflection on what was defined as “right” and “wrong.”

The Greeks of antiquity realized that there was no absolute correct or incorrect way since there was no singular deity, no any singula...

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