What are Ethics?
Courses on ethics are often involved in learning about philosophy. Just what are ethics all about?
Dictionary.com defines ethics as:
* A set of principles of right conduct.
* A theory or a system of moral values: “An ethic of service is at war with a craving for gain” (Gregg Easterbrook).
* ethics (used with a sing. verb) The study of the general nature of morals and of the specific moral choices to be made by a person; moral philosophy.
* ethics (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession: medical ethics.
As you might imagine, ethics tend to vary from society to society, and from era of history to era of history.
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