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What is the difference between Ethics and Morals?

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G. Cole

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G. Cole, English Professor, PhD, Canterbury

Answered Dec 22, 2020

Ethics and morals may seem similar in the beginning but you have to remember that they do have some differences. When you say ethics, you mean to say that you may base your decisions based on your own character. You can do actions depending on what you feel should be done.

Sometimes you will base it on your own understanding of what is right or wrong which does not necessarily mean that this coincides with what people consider to be right and wrong. When you say morals, this can be based on what the community believes should be done as a whole. Morals are things that people would believe in within a certain group. They would try their best to do actions based on their morals.

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K. Shadrach

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Answered Dec 21, 2020

Many people may confuse ethics and morals, because there is not much difference between them. Ethics is like a code of conduct. This code is established by a cultural group or a society.

An example of this is with company ethics. These ethics are established by the company for a way the people working for the company should abide by, as they are a reflection of the company. Other examples of ethics are family ethics or social ethics.

Morals are based on self. It is what a person believes. For example, a person would believe they should morally do right in life so that the goodness of life can come back to them.

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J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Dec 18, 2020

Ethics is explained as the code which points to the norms and values put forward by the society or a cultural group. Ethics are more like a code of conduct put forth by the community. These could be company ethics, professional, or family ethics. Working ethics are very strict.

Ethical behavior in the place of work requires constant education, which assists the people to follow the newest guidelines and may build themselves according to them. A strict follow-up of ethics is very important in the professional world. Morals, on the other hand, are not strict rules or anything.

They are very personal to an individual. They are just characters, traits, and behavioral attitudes that are peculiar to a person. A deed that someone perceives to be wrong or unacceptable can be totally right and acceptable for another person. Morals are just a kind of brief that makeup someone, and not necessarily a set of rules.

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Aug 04, 2020

Ethics and morals are two similar terms with a thin line difference between them. Ethics is more or less like a code of conduct that is laid down by a society or a cultural group. These include national ethics, professional ethics, company ethics, social ethics, or family ethics.

Ethics can be adjusted, and there is a requirement for you to update yourself as the ethics are being changed because their might most likely be one or more consequences for violating an ethical standard. Ethics can, however, be against your morals, but you still have to adhere.

Morals, on the other hand, are more of a personal thing or etiquette. Morals are not really sets of rules to follow, but more of a personal belief or faith. A thing you accepted to be right with you can be entirely wrong with someone else. However, you are not bound to follow your morals, though, and no punishment for that.

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N. Reyes

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N. Reyes, Writer, B.ed, California

Answered Jul 29, 2020

Some are a bit confused with the differences between ethics and morals because they immediately think that these two words are the same. Morals are considered to be principles that can be followed to serve as a guide to people. This means that people would usually follow their morals when they are thinking about why they should always learn to be good.

Some are a bit confused with the differences between ethics and morals because they immediately
Ethics, on the other hand, is a set of different rules that should be followed by people when they want to act accordingly. For example, according to ethics, people are not supposed to act in a certain way. This means that if people would not follow the right actions or behavior, they are not being ethical.

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