Differences Between Morals And Ethics

1816 Words 8 Pages
One of the most difficult ideas to express may be the idea of ethics. When researching what ethics are, one will find hundreds of books that discuss everything from ethics as a whole to individual types and systems of ethics. The idea of ethics has been around for centuries and still no solid definition can be given as to what they are or consist of. Many systems of ethics have been used and suggested, but for the sake of time and clarity, they will not be individually separated. Throughout history cultures and people change and evolve as do the way we think and define ideas. In order to better describe ethics and how to define what ethics is, a look into the past is necessary. By looking into the past and describing ethics based on a singular …show more content…
Long after the death of Socrates, humanity still drinks deeply from his words and ideas as the study of ethics progresses. Upon requesting a definition of ethics from most people today, an answer that is confident and to the point is not often received in return. Morals and ethics seem to be very closely related in the minds of those who attempt to answer this request. Despite the ability to distinguish a clear difference between ethics and morals in most people today, there is a difference. Differences between the two are what have allowed ethics to change and evolve since the time of Socrates. For the scope of this paper, an idea of both morals and of ethics will be given for coherency …show more content…
Ethics up to this point in history have been able to be agreed upon by choosing the moral standard that a decision addresses, and choosing to make the decision that keeps those morals intact the most. More than one moral issue can be addressed in a particular situation today creating instances where the right thing to do is also the wrong thing to do. When faced with the question “What should I do when either outcome is both right and wrong?” , even Socrates himself would be troubled to give an

Related Documents