How Values Differ from Ethics and Morals

Values, ethics and morals are three clearly different concepts. Ethics are rule-based, externally imposed standards, like those stated in the compliance-oriented framework of business ethics, medical ethics, legal ethics or…professional ethics. Invoking ethics normally calls for examining a situation in light of known models that justify or punish whatever has happened. Studying ethics helps youContinue reading “How Values Differ from Ethics and Morals”

The “Thought” Experiment

Many of the thorniest issues we face in our lives are less about right versus wrong than about right versus right. Across cultures, most people feel a strong sense of right and wrong. When facing an ethical dilemma, they generally want to do the right thing. Yet they often fail to follow through for fearContinue reading “The “Thought” Experiment”