Ethics and morals both relate to “right” and
“wrong” conduct. However, ethics refer to the series of
rules provided to an individual by an external source. e.g. their
profession. On the other hand, morals refer to an individual’s
own principles regarding right and wrong.
What are they?:
The rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular
class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc. It
defines how thing are according to the rules.
Principles or habits with respect to right or wrong conduct.It
defines how things should work according to an individuals'
ideals and principles.
Where do they come from?:
Social system - External
Individual - Internal
Why we do it?:
Because society says it is the right thing to do.
Because we believe in something being right or wrong.
What if we don't do it?:
We may face peer/societal disapproval, or even be fired from
Doing something against one's morals and principles can have
different effects on different people, they may feel
uncomfortable, remorse, depressed etc.
Ethics are dependent on others for definition. They tend to be
consistent within a certain context, but can vary between
Usually consistent, although can change if an individual’s