#ethics21 Week 4: many concepts

This week has brought plenty of ethical concepts, and I need to share how interesting I found it to put them all on a map and connect them.

I did not do a proper “concept map” (with labeled relationship arrows) but just associated those that seemed most similar. And of course the list is by no means complete or relevant; I just copied most of the terms from Stephen’s slides, and some additional ones from Jenny Mackness’ latest post which is incidentally about values, too.

I really recommend to try it out for yourself. Just click below to reveal all the words, then select them all from top to bottom, then open http://demo.condensr.de in a new window and then drag and drop the entire selection onto the canvas. (If anything goes wrong, right-click on the graph and select ‘Wipe clean’ and try once more. The drag & drop can be watched in this video. Don’t hesitate to contact me directly.)

(Click here to toggle the word list)


value
utility
benefit
worth
good
goodness
beneficence
gracious
generous
non-maleficence
harm
evil
judgement
calculating
measure

beauty
joy
pleasure
happy
wellbeing
eudaimonia
meaningful
harmony

truth
knowledge
wisdom
honesty
integrity

fairness
equity
equality
justice
non-discrimination
democracy

goal
end
purpose
pursuit
intention
intentionality
outcome
interest

autonomy
consent
privacy
confidentiality
anonymity

dignity
respect
compassion
acceptance

independence
dependent
vulnerable

consequence
responsibility
accountability
explicability
transparency
stewardship
duty
obligation
accuracy
objectivity
reliability
conscientiousness
trustworthy
trust
faithfulness

competence
authority
professionality

rules
principles
laws
commandments

virtue
character traits

Of course I used the full version which is equally free to be downloaded here. And my results, after some autolayouts and zooming, are shown below. First a tree with minimal connections, then a circle with added cross connections. The colors on the left represent the ‘betweenness centrality’.

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