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ENVS203: 1.1: How do Ethics and Morals Differ?

There is no doubt on the matter of moral individuality and ethical values of groups, be it a professional, societal or generic.
However: When does the religious morality verses ethical requirements meet rational thought. In he case of evidence when greeted with seemingly insurmountable data which challenges insular Biblical belief, the individual under conviction can realise that the evidence before them can prove or at least sway them into a new thought process of basically a premise rather than a religious fable and acceptance of what is, but as they are under acts of faith have no option but to disagree with fact and rely on faith, dubious to the point of irrational, know it, yet still choose the irrational.

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I mostly agree with the definition. Both ethics and morals apply to what is virtuous, but the difference is that ethics implies what is virtuous as a whole (systematic principle), while morals implies what is virtuous in a singular sense (individualistic principle). In other words, ethics takes a grouping of individual morals and applies it to an overall truth standard. For example, a moral could be to “say nice things to others”. However, ethically speaking, there are times when this would not be a moral thing to do, such as complimenting someone who just insulted your friend! Morals are the individual principles, and ethics combines these morals in context to achieve a systematic virtue.

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 This is a misleading take on the difference between ethics an morals. It equates morals to the individual and ethics to the larger group, while actually individuals posses both ethics and morals. I believe the greatest distinguishing factor between the two is along these lines: morals refer to a persons most deeply held convictions and values, while ethics generally refer to how a person interprets and applies those morals. If I believe that abortion is ethically wrong, it's not so much because it goes against my ethics as it is that it goes against my personal morals. 
  The contention that ethics are a public matter is valid. However, it is inadequate since it does not recognize that the source of ethics are morals.
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Yes. Morals vary from person to person, and so cannot serve as a reliable and constant reference point for how a society should operate as a whole. Ethics fill this role, to attempt to provide fairness and equality, but conversely can’t always satisfy each individual’s nuanced sense of right and wrong on a personal level.

I would add that there is an obvious correlation between established societal ethics and the ever-changing cumulative trends of personal morals.

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This is a very important distinction between ethics and morals: morals being a system of personal convictions, and ethics being the societal platform in which those convictions are expressed. One thing that I think the definition left out is the fact that it is crucial for the ethics of a society to be as agreeable and open to individual moral codes as possible (non restricting) without closing anyone out. There will be certain ethical things that a society finds reprehensible (i.e. murder), but society should not find someone’s moral code reprehensible unless there is just cause for it.

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The definition is well-defined and easy to understand and process. What comes to mind is not so much based on adding and taking away, it is more about “Perspective Placement” in my mind. When I think of morals, I consider this more as an internal position where it aligns with character. Morals that are part of you and this does not change easily without taking matters to heart. It is so personal that when left behind closed doors for no one else to observe or ever know about, matters not. It is based on who you are and not just about what you know to be true. Ethics is more what is outside of yourself and this means you should also leave your personal judgment outside of the theory of ethics. Sometimes the two cross and may match, other times, you base your decision according to laws and theory. When needing an ethical answer, you may need to look up the answer. If it’s a moral dilemma, you usually listen to your heart. Either way, society does have social norms but not everyone’s social norms look the same, which we already know. What is important to me morally is to not judge someone for their reasons or their decisions. It is best realized that everyone has a different bird’s eye view and interpretation of moral and ethical dilemma’s. Ethical decisions lean on the rules of society and what is acceptable more by laws and regulations. Morals would allow for more chances for positive change by giving people another chance instead of imprisoning them for not following the rules

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No, I do not agree. Ethics and Morals are too close to be separated by individual or community standard. To define things that are immoral as ethical under a company (or a government) law/policy does not include ethics in it’s totallity. In general, companies and governments tend to lean towards ends ethics: one of the types of ethics we studied in the beginning of this unit. This means that sometimes organizations do things that are immoral, but still legal. However, an immoral act isn’t ethical, although the result may be ethical.

I would add that the real difference to go in line with what that article wanted to say is that morals are based off a person’s religion or non religion, and ethics is based off community and country law.

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Yes, there is a difference
But if the arts correspond to the ethics established by the owner, his relationship will be good

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Yes! because ethics is something, which can be switch. As it depends on the specific situation. It is related with “should be”. While Moral is something, which can not be change,it’s fixed. It’s related to the personal character of the individual.

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The text does provide great examples of the line between morals and ethics. I’d be interested in a breakdown of this comparison as it pertains to politics. Often, elected officials’ platforms are based on their own moral beliefs. For these official does this negate their obligation to the ethics of being an elected leader?

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I think that the definition provided works well as a basic framework for understanding the difference between morals and ethics. A person can have set of morals he believes, but he must apply those morals in a socially acceptable way, which is ethics.

However, I would have liked to have a definition of morality as well.

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The distinction between ethicsand moralscan appear to be fairly subjective to many, however there is an essential, but unpretentious, contrast. Moralsdefine individual character, while ethicsstress a social framework where those moralsare applied. As such, ethicspoint to norms or codes of conduct expected by the gathering to which the individual has a place. This could be national morals, social morals, organization morals, proficient morals, or even family morals. So while an individual’s ethical code is typically constant, the ethicshe or she practices can be other-subordinate.

While considering the distinction between ethicsand ethics, it might be useful to think about a criminal safeguard attorney. In spite of the fact that the attorney’s close to home good code likely discovers murder corrupt and inexcusable, ethicsdemand the denounced customer be shielded as vivaciously as would be prudent, in any event, when the legal advisor realizes the gathering is blameworthy and that a liberated defendantwould conceivably lead to more wrongdoing. Legitimate ethicsmust supersede individual moralsfor more noteworthy’s benefit of maintaining an equity framework in which the charged are given a reasonable preliminary and the arraignment must demonstrate coerce past a sensible uncertainty.

The indictment and court should likewise manage the distinction between ethicsand ethics. Now and again past activities of the denounced may resound with the present charge, however are kept out of proof so as not to preference the jury. One might say, the investigator “lies by oversight” in speaking to the case, never uncovering the biased proof. A similar examiner, be that as it may, would probably think that its unforgivable to neglect to tell a companion if her date had a conceivably hazardous or suspect history.

Another zone wherein ethicsand moralscan conflict is at the working environment where organization ethicscan play against individual profound quality. Corporate voracity that foggy spots its very own moral lines combined with absurd requests on time can prompt having to picked between an upsetting, requesting and expending hard working attitude, and family commitments seen as good commitments to life partner and youngsters. On the other hand, individuals lose occupations consistently due to poor individual ethics, representative robbery being a typical purpose behind expulsion.

In the public arena, we are altogether confronted with the butting heads of ethicsand ethics. Fetus removal is lawful and along these lines restoratively moral, while numerous individuals discover it actually indecent. Fundamentalists, radicals, and even standard theists all have various thoughts regarding profound quality that effect every one of our lives, regardless of whether in a roundabout way through social weights or lawful segregation.

In this unique circumstance, moral doesn’t simply mean legitimate. For instance, an activity may not really be illicit yet just socially unsatisfactory, to be viewed as deceptive.

I think the primary contrast is that morals is directed by what others think and their guidelines. Ethics and morals are the bases of good principles that the rich and ground-breaking benefits.

Morals starts in the individual, an internal position, as thediscernment among good and bad; ethics begin from an external authority-typically a social power whether strict or national.

A moral story:

Two followers meet with their lord for the following exercise. The ace hands each a chicken and says, “Go kill the chicken where nobody will see.” One returns an hour later with a dead chicken. After two days, the other follower comes back with the chicken still alive. When asked what occurred, he answered, “Any place I go, the chicken sees.”

It would be a slip-up to dodge a differentiation between these two obviously related yet contrasting ideas, ethics and morals are the premise of good benchmarks.

Likewise," A Moral man doesn’t take since it conflicts with his very own convictions." This makes even profound quality appear to be a relative idea if it’s just the person’s convictions instead of being founded on a flat out standard.

I don’t see that, under this definition or understanding, morals has any significance of its own however is essentially an equivalent word for lawfulness.

Appears to be a fairly subjective definition to me except if anybody saying that morals are relative though profound quality is total. All things considered I’d be more worried about my ethical conduct than morals.

Historical background is of optional significance. The article precisely depicts how moral scholars utilize the term today, which is the significant thing.

I figure it would be more along the lines of: A Moral man doesn’t take since it conflicts with his very own convictions, though a moral man just wouldn’t take since it’s illegal.

In layman’s terms: A moral man knows not to undermine his lady; while an ethical man basically wouldn’t.

Ethic is gotten from the Greek: “Ethos,” which means character or individual air while the word moral is gotten from the Latin “Mos,” which means custom. In this way it ought to be contended that morals are the person’s capacity to decide among good and bad while ethics are the cultural qualities all things considered.

Ethics are something an individual characterizes as off-base, for example, Person A reasoning it is ethically off-base to swindle someone else, while Person B may feel that it’s okay for different reasons. By Person A’s gauges, the cheat is corrupt, yet by Person B’s principles, the cheat hasn’t done anything wrong.By model: A moral individual knows and comprehends why taking isn’t right. An ethical man doesn’t take.

The instance of homosexuality, many trust it is ethically off-base, yet a portion of similar individuals likewise trust it is untrustworthy to separate legitimately against a gathering of individuals by refusing them similar rights managed heteros. This is a plain case of ethicsand moralsat fight. Ethicsand moralsare focal issues as the world endeavors to conquer current difficulties and universal intersection. Ideally, in the coming years, a developing understanding will prompt tranquil and beneficial arrangements.


Good Definition


I think this is good Explanation


Yes, this makes a lot of sense. One is more emotionally than the other and you need to keep them separately especially in work circumstances.
I wouldn’t add anything else at this point just know that they can collide and to remember to keep them separate.


Ethics seems like the right thing to do, while morals are something you believe in doing.


I do agree, to some extent, with the definitions of both concepts. I can understand that morals are more like individual philosophies; how they chose to act, what they prefer to believe, what kind of person should they be (character), and how they think the world should be run whereas, ethics refers to the general code of conduct that are acceptable in the general community. However, I think ethics might be more informed from a subtle kind of moral consensus. What I mean is this; if ethics is an acceptable mode of conduct, intuitively, one can assume that there should be some sort of moral agrement on what should generally be acceptable.
I would think that the definition of ethics, should my previous hypothesis be true, should include the fact that it can be formed by a general moral consensus.


Good day all,

I do agree with the definitions of moral and ethics because they are similar but differ. They are equally important and I believe supplement each other in being that there cannot be one without the other. This also explains why the two are often confused and seemingly in conflict with each other. I would only seek to make it clearer that morals are more influenced by personal ideology but would not take away anything from the definitions.


I can agree with the definition of morals and ethics. After completing this section, I see how complicated defining each can be and how they work together in a philosophical school of thought. Ethics are more the outer component or action, while morals are more inner thought component for an action.


I agree with your interpretation of ethics and morals.