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Ethics, Morality, Virtues and Values

One of your friends uses the terms ethics and morality interchangeably. You do not think this is correct. How would you explain the difference between ethics and morality? Provide an example of morality and one of ethics in your explanation.

What are examples of virtues, values, and moral concepts? How do each of these relate to one another? In what ways are they separate and in what ways are they connected?

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Ethics and morality deal with the differences between ethics and morals. Many people wrongly believe that the two terms are interchangeable, and to some extent they are, but not completely. When we deal with ethics, we are dealing with what society has largely set as standards for behavior. Morals are based on an individual level, and when we deal with morals, we are defining what we hold important and proper. For example, society has dictated that it is ethical to eat meat. Most people do, and there is nothing inherently wrong with eating meat, so it is ethically justifiable to the whole of society. However, some people are vegetarians and refuse to eat meat because they believe it to be morally ...

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One of your friends uses the terms ethics and morality interchangeably. You do not think this is correct. How would you explain the difference between ethics and morality? Provide an example of morality and one of ethics in your explanation.

What are examples of virtues, values, and moral concepts? How do each of these relate to one another? In what ways are they separate and in what ways are they connected?

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