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Difference between ethics and morals

Define and critique the differences between the concepts of morality and ethics.
Are there similarities between the two concepts?
Describe moral principles (beneficence, least harm, respect for autonomy, and justice).
Incorporate normative ethics, metaethics, and applied ethics, and discuss one or more the following modern ethical theories: consequentialism, deontology, and virtue theories, taken from utilitarianism, Kantianism, and Aristotelianism.
Relate free will and reason theories to the moral or ethical dilemma. Be sure to cite sources in APA format.

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Define and critique the differences between the concepts of morality and ethics.

Differences between morality and ethics are that morality is placated upon personal viewpoints and beliefs of right and wrong while ethics is the rule of conduct established by a particular group or culture. Morals transcend cultures some such as honesty and respect are found across the globe while ethics can vary from culture to culture. Ethics according to a Muslim society will widely differ from those in a Western society while morals such as respect and honor have similarities to a certain extent in these societies. Ethics represent a social system that is external while morality is an individual paradigm that is internal. People engage in ethical behavior because the society they live in dictates that it is the right behavior while morals are upheld based upon an individual decision to behave morally.

Are there similarities between the two concepts?

Yes, the similarities are that people who ...

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Ethical behavior and decision-making

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