1. Ethics vs. Morals.
The principal aim of this assignment is to understand the difference between ethics and morals and their perspectives because it seems that most people think that both are the same and they think it is not an important topic to apply in our daily life and business. Since I was a child, I had learnt in different ways the meaning of ethics and morals, so I did know the difference between each other, although to be honest when I started this course I was still confused. Therefore, during this course, I will learn more knowledge and I will have the ability to explain each topic. The main goal is to know the meaning of each word and the differences, and then let me explain the ethical perspectives such as utilitarianism, Rawls’ justice and fairness and deontologist also how can apply them in daily life and business.
Let me introduce the topic with clear meaning, according to the knowledge I got in class, it can be explained clearly that ethics come from a society which means that is a study of right and wrong, on the contrary, morals come from the personal values. As all of us know the ethics and morals have a relationship between them, regardless of they have different ways of study as I said before, even so, many people think that they are the same and that is why I will start with this assignment because I would like to show in a hastily manner the differences of these. For almost everyone is clear that ethics is the complement of morals because they are the study of the morality, however, morals involves personal values. (James’ notes)
“Morals are the principles on which one’s judgments of right and wrong are based. Ethics is principles of right conduct. So the two nouns are closely related and are often ...
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...ks he is having right behaviour because he just follows the orders.
In conclusion, according to the above explanation, it is easy to find the few differences between ethics and morals, for that reason, we can use these facts for explaining it, “ethics are the science of morals, and morals are the practice of ethics. But that’s a little too neat and doesn’t cover all the ways in which the words are used.” (Ethics vs Morals, grammarist) “ethics is theory and tries to study the moral behaviour from the people so the ethics is who will compare and explain the different conduct moral in a society” (Ethics vs Morals, Diffen) for that reason they are a complement between each because ethics is the study of the behaviour of the people in a community or society and who will have this conduct is going to follow their mind according to their own beliefs, traditions and culture.
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