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  1. Do you agree with the differences in the definitions of ethics and morals? Why or why not? 
  2. What would you add to these definitions? What would you delete from them?

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by Christopher chris -
1. Ethics and Morals refer to the right and wrong behaviors and conduct while they are sometimes used interchangeably. Ehtics refers to rules provided by an eternal sources, While Morala refer to an individuals principle regarding right and wrong. I agree. You know what the right thing is, You do the right thing, For the right reasons.

2. No, I would not change anything because ethics and morals were written by philosophers who formulated these principles who am I to change anything
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by Kyla Mae Capal -
1. I do agree with the differences in the definition of ethics and moral, as the differences can be attributed to a combination of linguistic nuances, philosophical perspectives, cultural diversity, interdisciplinary variances, everyday language use, and historical context. Language is inherently dynamic, and the meanings of words can shift across regions, cultures, and academic disciplines

2. To refine these definitions, one could emphasize that ethics typically involves the study and application of systematic principles governing behavior in specific domains like professions, institutions, or societies. Additionally, morals could be specified as personal beliefs about what is right or wrong, often shaped by individual values, culture, or religion. It might be beneficial to delete any rigid demarcation between the terms, recognizing the fluidity in their usage and the fact that, for many, they are used interchangeably in everyday language. This approach allows for a more nuanced understanding that considers both the systemic and personal aspects of ethical considerations.
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by asifa shaikh -
1. I do agree with the differences in the definition of ethics and moral, as the differences can be attributed to a combination of linguistic nuances, philosophical perspectives, cultural diversity, interdisciplinary variances, everyday language use, and historical context. Language is inherently dynamic, and the meanings of words can shift across regions, cultures, and academic disciplines

2. To refine these definitions, one could emphasize that ethics typically involves the study and application of systematic principles governing behavior in specific domains like professions, institutions, or societies. Additionally, morals could be specified as personal beliefs about what is right or wrong, often shaped by individual values, culture, or religion. It might be beneficial to delete any rigid demarcation between the terms, recognizing the fluidity in their usage and the fact that, for many, they are used interchangeably in everyday language. This approach allows for a more nuanced understanding that considers both the systemic and personal aspects of ethical considerations.

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by Gale Wollerman -
1. Yes, I do agree with the differences in the definitions of ethics and morals because ethics always come from an outside source. For instance, I have to take a required training in our company's ethics every year. The ethics training remind the employees that it is important for the company as well as the individual employee to live and work by these ethics in order to maintain healthy ties between the company and individual and the individual and and the client. I agree with the definition given for morals. Most individuals are taught moral from their parents or the community around them. So, not an outside source or regulation but a way to maintain and exist in a family or like family unit.
2. I would add more examples of what outside sources constitute in the definition for ethics. I would not delete anything for either definition.
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by Jessica Ross -
1. I do agree with the differences between the definition of ethics and morals. Ethics are rules and guidelines what are designed to keep us all unified in a common area. These come from outside sources. Morals are feeling and beliefs that normally come from how you feel within and you decide what is good or bad and right or wrong.

2. I think the only thing I would add is just better/ more examples. It can be hard to distinguish the difference sometimes because they are so similar. I would not take away from them at all.
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by Sabina Yusupova -
I agree that there are differences in the definitions of ethics and morality, although these concepts are closely related.

ethics is generally viewed as the systematic study of what is right and wrong and the principles that should guide our behavior. it focuses on the theoretical foundations and philosophical principles underlying moral judgments.

morality, on the other hand, refers to practical norms and rules of behavior that determine what is right or wrong in specific situations. morality is more focused on everyday life and the application of ethical principles.

I would add that ethics also includes the study of how we should live and what values ​​should guide our actions. it addresses more fundamental questions about the nature of goodness, justice, duty and responsibility.

As for morality, I would emphasize that it not only determines what is right or wrong, but also influences our emotions, attitudes and behavior. morality is closely related to cultural, religious and social norms.

Overall, I believe that ethics and morality are complementary concepts that together help us understand how we should live and act. they play an important role in shaping our worldview and guiding our decisions and actions
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by Renalyn Nastor -
1. For me, I agree with the given definitions between ethics and morals since that it is clearly stated that to have moral is what it makes to do it right based on personal perceptions. Whereas, ethics is something to follow what is right according to the general moral standards and acceptable by many.
2. For me, those definitions is enough so far unless that there is a new situation or dilemma that needs to be question and asking why and how does it exist or happend, and make a conclusion out of it.
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by CLARENCE DONATO -
1. Yes I agree with the differences in the definitions of ethics and morals. They are related in concepts but have distinct meaning and implications.
Ethics refers to a system of moral principles or standard governing conduct of a particular group and it involves the study of right and wrong behavior, while morals on the other hand refers to an individuals personal belief, values and principles that guide their behavior and decision making.
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by Asvini Palani -
Ethics and Morals refer to the right and wrong behaviors and conduct while they are sometimes used interchangeably. Ehtics refers to rules provided by an eternal sources, While Morala refer to an individuals principle regarding right and wrong. I agree. You know what the right thing is, You do the right thing, For the right reasons.
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by Phillip Mwale -
I certainly agree, because ethics and morals are the two systems that helps us to understand what is wrong or right,what to do or what should not be done.

Secondly,I would add ," man kind is amazingly intelligent and possosses innomus amount of power through knowledge by understanding the concept of life.
And I would not delete anything.
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by Uzma Qureshi -
Yes, I agree with the differences in the definitions of ethics and morals. Ethics typically refers to a set of principles or guidelines that govern behavior within a particular context, such as a profession or organization. It often involves considerations of what is considered right or wrong within that context and may be influenced by cultural norms, laws, and philosophical principles.

On the other hand, morals generally refer to an individual's personal beliefs or principles regarding what is right or wrong. Morality is often shaped by personal experiences, upbringing, religion, and cultural background. While ethics can be seen as more external and context-specific, morals are often considered more internal and subjective.

To enhance these definitions, I would emphasize that while ethics can vary depending on the context, morals are deeply personal and may not always align with societal or institutional norms. Additionally, I would highlight that both ethics and morals play important roles in guiding human behavior and decision-making.

As for deletions, I don't see anything inherently incorrect in the definitions provided. However, it's worth noting that these definitions are not universally agreed upon and may vary depending on the perspective of different philosophers, ethicists, and scholars.