Unit 1 discussion - embedded in the law(e.g should assisted suicide be legal should abortion be illegal Ethics can relate to principles and conduct

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The word "ethics" is derived from the Greek word ethos (character), and from the Latin word mores (customs). Together, they combine to define how individuals choose to interact with one another. In philosophy, ethics defines what is good for the individual and for society and establishes the nature of duties that people owe themselves and one another. I believe that ethics are closely comparable to morals. I think that ethics are basically knowing right from wrong and not doing the wrong things. To steal, kill, etc. .. is wrong, and unethical. ... It is all based on the decisions that people make. .. right vs. wrong. .. Ethics is a thought process in figuring out wether something should or shouldn't be done. Ethics has a number of meanings. However, for law and ethics, ethics mainly relates to moral issues
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Unformatted text preview: embedded in the law (e.g. should assisted suicide be legal, should abortion be illegal?). Ethics can relate to principles and conduct of a certain job (e.g. so in the legal profession, you are to do the best for your client, you do not break the law yourself etc.). It can also relate to the way somebody goes about their life (e.g. somebody with a good work ethic, works hard) I think ethical responsibility is playing a critical role in accounting. Accountants have access to proprietary information. They have a moral obligation not to divulge this information to anyone. Divulging proprietary information is a violation of this moral obligation and is not in the best business or professional interest. Its betrays a trust and gains a bad reputation....
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2011 for the course MBA GB518 taught by Professor None during the Winter '10 term at Kaplan University.

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