Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Ethics & Morals

    Ethics and morals both relate to what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’. More specifically, ethics refers to the series of rules provided to an individual by an external source while morals refer to an individual’s own principles regarding right and wrong. In other words, ethics are practically conceived, and shared principles and morals are abstract, subjective, and often religion-based (1).

    There are not many college courses taught on morals whereas classes in ethics are required for many degrees such as business, medicine, and law.



    (1) http://grammarist.com/usage/ethics-morals/ 

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com May 23, 2022, 1:03 pm ad1c9bdddf


    BrainMass Categories within Ethics & Morals

    BrainMass Solutions Available for Instant Download

    Solution discusses morality and the idea of wrong or right.

    Write a response to the argument or theory. The goal is not to do research (looking up stuff in the library), but to focus your thoughts on one argument or one position.  Which side of the issue you are on is completely irrelevant, what matters is how well you state your case. Topic: Is there a basis in nature for morality?

    Environmental Ethics Overview

    The three primary course goals reflected in Portfolio will be: Analytical skill building: Improving your critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Knowledge acquisition: Mastering knowledge of central concepts, ideas, and perspectives of the humanities. A summary of major ethical theories should be included in this sec

    ExtremeNet and Allen Lopez - Conflict Solution Resolution

    Read the case study for this unit regarding ExtremeNet and Allen Lopez. As the Chief Executive Officer for ExtremeNet, you are responsible for resolving the conflict between Allen Lopez and ExtremeNet in a manner that demonstrates solid ethical reasoning skills and the ability to manage stakeholder interests. Case Study

    Ethics of War and Terrorism

    Explain your position regarding the ethics of war and responses to terrorism. In your explanation, be sure to draw upon ethical theories, concepts, and reasoning to support your position. State what you believe should be done and why.

    Bioethics Discussion: Abortion

    Your task is to write a paragraph (maximum length of 1 page, double spaced) that analyzes one specific bioethical issue. You choose which bioethical issue to write about; in this Assignment, reflect deeply on a topic that matters to you. If you need help selecting a topic, consult with your instructor. Complete your position

    Gift-Giving Ethics Across Cultures

    You are an account executive with a multinational financial firm, and one of your biggest accounts is that of a shipping magnate in Greece. Several months after you have arranged very complex financing to build a new fleet of oil tankers for this customer, he asks if you and your wife would attend the christening of the first ta

    Foreign Clientele Ethics

    If you received a position where you dealt with clients from several other foreign countries, what steps would you take to be prepared for possible ethical dilemmas that might arise? Provide examples There is diversity training provided by most employers' internet, books, documentaries, or cultural courses offered by universi

    Cross-Cultural Business - Power Distance & Individualism/Collectivism

    I am planning to do business in a culture opposite to my own on the cultural dimensions of "power distance". Being an American, I would have a lower power distance and would value individualism. Titles, status, and formality are important in societies with high power distance and people with high status are given much leewa

    Nietzsche and Employment Law

    It is a great help knowing that I'm on the right track with the first 3 that I said in my earlier post. You gave me some insight into the HR person involved in helping Rummel write the harassment complaint. As I said in an earlier post when I first read I thought that Tannebaum and O'Brien were just following protocol but the

    Hostile Workplace Philosophy

    I believe that Michael Mercieca at work was a deontological ethical system. When Lori wanted him to get involved with her "boyfriend issues." He honestly told her it made him feel uncomfortable. Lori Aulds, I believe was acting on a virtue ethics system focuses more on the integrity of the moral actor (the person) than on th

    Thinking About Business in Moral and Legal Terms

    Steven F. Goldstone, Chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco (one of four biggest U.S. cigarette manufacturers), said in a magazine interview, "I have no moral view of this business. . . I viewed it as a legal business. You shouldn't be drawing a moral judgment about a business our country says is perfectly legal and is taxed like craz

    Separate Lifestyle Ethics

    What ethical system do you think Forrest Hayes operated under when he spent time with Alex Tichelman? (Google Exec that died while with prostitute ( See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-papenfuss/timothy-hayes-death-heroin_b_5627673.html) What ethical system do you think he would have used to explain his actions to his wife

    Kant's ethical theory?

    Identify at least two arguments, both for and against, Kant's ethical theory. Please include examples.

    Voting Law and Discrimination

    Understand what intentional discrimination is, which consists of unjust or prejudicial treatment of people based on race, gender, and age. Does today's legislation impact the verification of voter identification and would this fall under unintentional or intentional discrimination? Explain? Does one's personal ethical perspect

    Utilitarian vs. Hedonist Thought

    How does the theory of Utilitarianism differ from Hedonism? Why did the theory gain popularity in social and political theory? Give 2 arguments for and against Utilitarianism. What are the strengths and weaknesses of Utilitarianism? Give examples.

    Plato, The POTUS, and The Virtuous Soul

    What would constitute a virtuous soul? Provide an answer by evaluating the behavior of the POTUS referencing the prisoner swap. Below is a link to an article that might help: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/bowe-bergdahl-swap-republicans-angry-obama-officials-knew

    J.S. Mill and Trayvon Martin

    I have a good answer but I am just curious to know your view. Also, how would it work in this situation? Would it really be helpful as a moral guide in this situation? What are the pros and cons of using the "Harm Principle" as a moral guide in this case?

    Analysis of Kant's Categorical Imperative

    After becoming with familiar with the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas", apply Kant's Categorical Imperative with regard to this story and describe how his perceptions and understanding pertain to the above story.

    Kantian Personhood

    I would like help understanding this question. I simply don't grasp it from reading the book. Thanks How does Kant distinguish between persons and things? Are there any areas of ambiguity that this dichotomy fails to address?

    Study of Character Traits Contributing to Happiness

    The study of various character traits that can contribute to, or obstruct, a happy and meaningful human life is part of __________. A. Kantian tradition B. virtue ethics C. principle-based ethics D. utilitarianism

    Jobs Advert, Cover Letter and CV for LPN (Sample)

    Select an LPN position opening from a current advertisement in a newspaper, nursing journal, internet, or health care facility website. Explain how to Write a cover letter specific to the LPN position being applied for in the advertisement. See attachment.

    The Life of Pi- analysis of repeated phrases

    There are four different questions to develop. These questions are related to the book name " The life of Pi" 1- Pi is a young man who ends up successfully crossing the Pacific Ocean in a lifeboat with only a 450 pound Bengal tiger for a companion--what a companion!! Discuss the development of Pi's character through Chapter 2

    Feminist Ethics

    What additional perspectives do women bring to our understanding of ethics? How might attention to these concerns alter our conception of virtue? Can feminist insights be incorporated effectively at the level of individual decision making, or does their impact require fundamental changes in the social and political environment?

    Ethical theories: Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, and Mill

    What makes right actions right and wrong actions wrong? Our readings for this week have defended three kinds of answers to this question: the normative theories of deontological, teleological, and virtue ethics. Which of these theories provides the best foundation for our ethical values? In defending your choice, you may certain

    Question of ethics under oath

    QUESTION: You are an expert security software programmer who works in top secret for the national government of the country of Zulu. Late on afternoon, you come across an ominous email in which you learn that a small group of sinister government officials from Zulu plan-in exactly one hour-to unleash a nuclear attack on the nei

    Moral Responsibility

    Under what conditions can human beings be held morally responsible for what they do? If our actions are determined by other influences, does that get us off the hook, or should we accept responsibility even in cases where we could not have done otherwise? Practical examples are excellent tools for exploring our intuitions o

    Religious and Philosophical Compatibility

    Are religion and philosophy compatible with each other? Do faith and reason have to be kept in isolated compartments of our lives, or can we engage in both ways of thinking about ultimate questions? To answer these questions, you will want to offer clear definitions of what religious faith and philosophical reasoning comprise an

    The Concept of Suffering

    In this assignment, you will explore the philosophical significance of the presence of evil in our lives. Begin by describing a specific situation in which a human being suffers needless pain. You are welcome to select an example from your own experiences, but you may find it easier to think about the issue objectively if you in

    Imagery and Communication in Poetry & Prose

    1. Examine the poetries and demonstrate how its imagery helps communicate its general theme. I am looking for support on how each key image contributes to the poem's total effect. (Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" & William Blake's "The Tiger") 2. LIT1000 Introduction to Literature - Unit Test—Drama—Hamlet Answer 5 amon