The Relevance of Philosophy of Science and Ethical Politics in Guarding the Integrity of Election

Dewi Iriani(1*), Yanny Tuharyati(2), Rifah Roihanah(3), Nofi Sri Utami(4)

(1) IAIN Ponorogo
(2) Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember
(3) IAIN Ponorogo
(4) Universitas Islam Malang
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract

Ethics is needed by all people. Behaviors will reflect on the ethical actions. A good institution surely requires an ethical and a responsible leader, thus it may have a good integrity. Unfortunately, the integrity of General Election organizer has been smudged by violations by several individuals with low integrity. The problems of this research are: 1) how is the relevance of philosophy on the general election political power and ethical politics? 2) why does philosophy perceive that the general election organizer’s integrity needs to be reviewed from its ontology, epistemology, and axiology? Then, this research uses the legal research methodology, and is a library research with the case study which is philosophically analyzed using the ontology, epistemology, and axiology. The results of this study are as follows: 1) The relevance of philosophy on the general election political power and ethical politics is that the power which has been obtained must also be based on conscience, not by arbitrary actions. Through the conscience, the general election organizers’ actions and attitudes will create a good political ethic. It is hoped that there will not be an ethics and a criminal law violation on the general election. 2) The philosophical studies view that there is a requirement of an ontological integrity of the general election organizers. In essence, the election organizers are formed for the people’s benefit in seeking leaders of the General Election Commission and the Election Organization Ethics Council. Epistemologically, the General Election Commission, the General Election Supervisory Agency, and the Election Organization Ethics Council must have a clear conscience and a clear mind. They must act neutrally if these organizations are proven to carry out ethical and criminal law violations. Axiologically, there must be a balance of knowledge on the general election organization and the religious knowledge so that there is good morality and attitude so that it is more beneficial to the society as a whole.

Keywords

Philosophy; Ethics; General Election

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