What is Ethics and the Background behind Ethics

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1) What is Ethics? There are many different opinions of people on the word ‘ethics’. Some would say it is to differentiate between rights or wrong based on feeling. Another part of society believes that ethics is something that is a requirement by religion. Others however, would say that ethics is an obligation to uphold the law. When people defines ethics by separating right and wrong based on feelings, it is not entirely true because some people tend to choose the wrong thing to do based on feelings. Thus, by using feeling as a judgment, it strays from the purpose of ethics. Besides that, where society thinks ethics is connected with religion also implies that it is not entirely true. Although religious belief people show great level of ethics in their daily life, it cannot be said that only religious people have ethics because even some people who are not believers in God shows great level of ethics. Religion does teach us to be a person with high ethical behavior but however, ethics cannot be categorized only to religion. The law is the highest degree of rules and anybody who follows it could be said as a good person. But still however, a person that follows the law cannot be said entirely that he/she have good ethics and mannerism. For example, smoking in public near non-smokers and children is not against the law but it is not ethical to do that. A person that really follows the law that has written by the country certainly sometimes doesn’t show good ethics in character. Ethics define a broad meaning on the subject itself. Baumhart,R (1987) states that ethics can be separated into 2 things. Firstly, it could be identified as a great level of right or wrong which can relates to the actions of p... ... middle of paper ... ...ell as what we have right now. Geo-ethics could also be connected with the environment and the living flora around. By following the rules and protocols in geo-ethics the geology structure and the environment could be preserved despite any activities that are being done by human such as drilling for oil or chopping down trees for paper. One of the most important types of ethics these days is business ethics. This form of ethics is what we say the world of business could depend on. With the increasing amount of non-integrity people and liars out there in the business world, embezzlers in companies and people who does not have moral principles in business environment will eventually bring the world to its lowest point where war could probably start. Ethics in business is a very important way to reduce the negative sides that are increasing in the business world.
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