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What is the difference between Ethics and Morals?

Asked by Lysa , Last updated: Aug 04, 2020

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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.

 

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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