Ethics are rules or conduct codes that outline the moral guidelines that must be followed. In medicine it is against the ethics of the medical code to experiment on patients without their consent. In college professors should uphold a standard of ethics that includes not sleeping with the students and not changing a grade based on anything other than the academic work of a student.
There is no social entity with a good that undergoes some sacrifice for its own good. There are only individual people, different individual people, with their own individual lives. Using one of these people for the benefit of others, uses him and benefits the others. Nothing more
It appears to me that in Ethics, as in all other philosophical studies, the difficulties and disagreements, of which history is full, are mainly due to a very simple cause: namely to the attempt to answer questions, without first discovering precisel
Itâ€™s a sign of troubled times when the concept of â€œpressureâ€ becomes an acceptable excuse for ethical shortcuts and moral shortcomings. Pressures are just temptations in disguise and itâ€™s never been acceptable to give in to temptation. Ethics is about the way things ought to be, not about the way things are. When it comes to ethics, motive is very important. A person of character does the right thing for the right reason. Compliance is about what we must do; ethics is about what we should do. Ethical people often do more than the law requires and less than it allows. The area of discretion between the legal â€œmustâ€ and the moral â€œshouldâ€ tests our character. Noble talk and framed ethics statements are no substitute for principled conduct. The test is doing the right thing
Only where we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good thing have no title to praise
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