The Relation of Ethics to Psychology, Logic, Sociology and Economics
The Science of Ethics is greatly concerned with the study of the human conduct and how man behaves or acts in accordance with morality. For this reason it is evident that the Ethical science is also related to some other sciences that also deal with the study of the human nature as well as in human living. Among of this sciences are Logic, Psychology, Sociology, and Economics.
As defined, Ethics is the science that deals with how man act correctly, of course in accordance with morality. This science is somehow related to the science of Logic which defined as the science of correct thinking. The reason for this is that because when an individual think right means he/she will do the right. This is how Logic is related to Ethics. Logic tells us how to think right so that an individual can do the right and doing the right with the basis of morality is what we consider as Ethics.
For some reason, Ethics is also related to the science of Psychology. The relation between these two sciences is based upon the comparison on their basic aim that is to study man, its nature and its behavior. However, there is a basic difference between Ethics and Psychology. The science of Psychology is not concerned with the morality of man’s action; this science is only concern of how man ought to behave.
Ethics is somehow related to the field of Sociological science. They are related as Ethics is concerned in dealing with the moral order that eventually includes the social order of society. It was being said that society depends upon the science of Ethics for its principles. Sociology as a science is concerned with the relationship of humans to his/her fellow individuals and to his/her society upon the observance on the moral laws and principles that will eventually regulate man’s action in his/her community.
Ethics is somehow related to the field of Economics. As economics deals with labor, wages, production, as well as distribution of wealth, Ethics as a science somehow acts in the different relations in the business processes. This would be based on justice, charity as well as moral principles that would eventually creates a prevailing harmony in the community. Man can also be considered as an economic being. This consideration involves man in different economic activities which should be guided with the norms and principles of Ethics.