Prof. Amar Almasude
Essay on Ethics & Morality
There are a lot of situation in which ethical perspectives are in difference to another person’s opinion on a similar subject matter. Ethics is a theory used to make moral decisions. It does not rely on religion, society or culture; it only depends on the individuals themselves (Merriam-Webter, 1981).
Each person has established themselves looking over his/her asking them self “am I doing the right thing?” Ethics is what a person does when no one is watching. Whether it is a business or a government entity, they all expect their employees to behave ethically. Morality is defined as a system or code that we humans use to differentiate between right and wrong. This structure could be consequential from a number of factors: religion, culture, and upbringing (Merriam-Webter, 1981).
It is easier said than done to determine what an individual’s morals are, but going further to establish how we came to possess those morals is even more single-minded. Educating the difference among right and wrong would provide expectation for a moral ethical future.
What are ethics? Webster defines ethics as “a set of moral principles” or “a theory or system of moral values”. A person’s ethics can depend on how he grew up, his education, his religious preference and his life experiences. Life experiences more than anything else can define a person’s ethical nature. A bad experience can leave a person jaded and more apt to lead a more unethical lifestyle while another person with positive ethical experiences is likely to have a positive influence within his life. As a person moves into different stages of life his personal (and professional) ethics may clash with others depending on his viewpoint. Much of a person’s personality is derived from his or her parents or the people with whom they live. One’s behaviors are a reflection of his or her upbringing.
Being a member of the hospital Ethics Committee, it is my responsibility to make policy recommendations on end-of-life issues. Due to my intellect and reputation as a clear thinker, my ideas on this matter carry a lot of weight with the other members of the committee. Within this paper I will make a strong and convincing case for my position and recommendations on this topic. This paper will ...
To grow to be a better person, people must practice moral acts on a regular basis. After a while, these acts will become a habit and so the honest acts become part of our day by day life and the person will be leading a virtuous life. Ethics is not so much concerned in the question ‘What should I do?’ but rather in the question ‘what kind of person should I become?’ It has more to do with character and the nature of what it is to be human, than with the rights and wrongs of actions. Instead of concentrating on what is the right thing to do, ethics is about how you can be a better person. By continuously practicing their qualities people will soon be acting in the right way. Moral relativist theories are too unclear to be useful guides to decision making. Relative morality is based on the theory that truth and rightness is different for different people or cultures. People need set rules or moral codes to live by it in order to make the right decisions and to maintain the social order jointly in the long run. Without a set moral rules everyone would have the opinion that their ideas and thinking is right; no one would be able to compromise. It would be much easier for everyone to be living under the same ‘rules’. This way people will know what is right and wrong without any disagreements. Morality is a question of instilled views that must go before accepting, because understanding can only develop after the fundamental values have been formatted.
... not be limited to the affected person to prevent future occurrences. Ethics, Morality, and Legality Bribery and lobbying ... or illegal. However, most scholars and business people regard bribery as a phenomenon that ought ... is based on an individual’s values and morals and how the behavior is perceived by ... lobbying firms can be able to change the rules to their advantage (Harstard and Svensson, 2005). ...
So the early values are the most important as later experiences: although made with a more adult mind. Parents in America have become more lax with their children, and the strictly enforced rule of ethics seems to have diminished. Some of these virtues are honesty, courage, compassion, generosity, fidelity, integrity, fairness, self- control, and prudence. Such virtues must be refined; we must learn when to use certain virtues and make sure that they do not fall into the vices; in other words we must use them in moderation.
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