Ethics : Ethics And Morality

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Introduction: It is hard, and almost impossible to pinpoint a single human universal on ethics and morality. Ethics among different cultures is so vast, even though every culture does have a standard for ethics which they live by. Although ethics is a broad human universal, there is no specific universal ethic. Each world religion holds a different ethic as their highest ethic; it is always a case by case basis.
Theory: Ethics serve as an adaptive function in modern environment, more than ever. As society evolves, the standard of ethics also increases. Ethics is a trait that has become more prominent in evolution throughout time. There is a slight evolutionary mismatch, only because the specific ethic being followed by the given culture is not the same throughout time. Given a certain social stimulus, ethics and morality is bound to change and evolve. Ethics is a systematic approach to what is right and wrong. Ethics and morals should not be thought of as the same. Although they are similar, they are not synonymous. Ethics are the rules that govern broad contexts or cultures. On the other hand, morals are habits of conduct; the beliefs about the application of the rules. In simpler terms, ethics is the science of moral and morals are the practice of ethics. Ethics is separated into three branches: normative, Meta, and applied. Normative deals with right and wrong and good and bad, while Meta ethics is a deeper level of ethics, which questions and answers questions about or…

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