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Difference between morality and ethics

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Camilli Jul 19, 2011. 13 Replies

So what is the difference between morality and ethics? I've come up with my own understanding of the difference but would be interested in what others might think. The difference between the two as I…Continue

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John Camilli replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"There's no difference. They are both made up words that we use to placate ourselves against the bondage of our existence...like god."
Jul 19, 2011
Jennifer Nicole replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"In the field of psychology, we're taught that morals are our own values. Ethics are the code set for us that determine right or wrong in legalese. Our instructor gave us an example: What would you do if your client came in and told you they…"
Jul 18, 2011
mojo5501 replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"The way I think about the distinction is similar to what you mentioned:  ethics are on the outside/external and morals are in the inside/internal.  Ethics can be situational and we take context into account...historical context, cultural…"
Jul 4, 2011
Jimmy Clay replied to Wanda T's discussion Who the hell appointed (annointed?) Rick Perry "Right-Reverend of Texas?" in the group Texas Heathens
"I Perry just appointed himself.    Unfortunately, I don't think it will hurt his image too much, this is Texas. But I am hoping that maybe Texas conservative voters will not like their governor telling them what to pray…"
Jun 18, 2011
Matthew Shafer-Skelton replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"my understanding on Deontology is that it is a type of moral system. its based on adherence to rules. for instance revealed religions are deontological ethical systems. they are based on adherence to the revealed rules of their particular…"
Jun 10, 2011
George replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"Some useful resources: Ethics vs morals and morality - What's the distinction?  blog post quotation:  "[Ethics is] is the philosophical study of morality. The word is also commonly used interchangeably with 'morality'…"
Jun 5, 2011
Jimmy Clay replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"Of course you are right, but the literal definitions of these two words are close to being the same. If you look only at the dictionary definitions you might miss the differences. And also the definitions of many words are only the start of the…"
Jun 4, 2011
Jimmy Clay replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"I have never heard of Deontology before. That alone makes the question worth asking."
Jun 4, 2011
Brian Wood replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"Morality: what lots of people think now.  Ethics: what lots of people think for quite a while.  Both ultimately boil down to:  Albert Schweitzer--yay!  Hitler--boo!"
Jun 4, 2011
Jimmy Clay replied to W Preston Gardner's discussion Why should an atheist care about the fine points of various religions?
"Religious ideology might be empty, but religion itself is still very real. I actually have a hard time remembering all the details about the different religions, but it's interesting learning the strange stuff people believe, strange religions…"
Jun 3, 2011
atmonauta replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"Hi guys, interesting thread. In addition, id say ethics is a set of standards, morality is the (variable) compass to navigate between right and wrong. Example: a lawyer defending a killer is doing his job (ethical duty) with no prejudice to his…"
Jun 3, 2011
Jimmy Clay commented on Antonio Chambers's blog post Atheism is a religion
"I try to not let it go to my head, but maybe that explains my need to save the world."
May 30, 2011
Jimmy Clay commented on Antonio Chambers's blog post Atheism is a religion
"I think the religious like to call atheism a religion partly because they know we find it annoying, but also, for some of them, because their whole world view is their religion, they cannot imagine other people being different. In short they cannot…"
May 30, 2011
Jimmy Clay replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"I think that makes sense to me. Ethics can be consider a formal study of our morality. Listing those moral rules would be part of it.   Although as I write this it occurs to me that ethics is more than just a study of what is, it is also a…"
May 30, 2011
booklover replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"I don't know about the difference, but the 10 commandments after the first few are pretty lame..."
May 30, 2011
George replied to Jimmy Clay's discussion Difference between morality and ethics
"It's kind of hard to pin down all the uses of the terms. On the most basic level, Ethics is the branch of philosophy that studies and seeks to understand human moral systems. I think of morality is a set of traditions, ideals of right and…"
May 30, 2011

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At 5:59pm on May 14, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Jimmy! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 3:38pm on April 28, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Jimmy. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"True common sense is the basis for atheism."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 450 discussion topics and 2550 members.

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At 7:20pm on April 26, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus fellow Texan!!  We are very glad to have you join us.
 
 
 

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