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What is theDifferenceBetween Moralsand Ethics?Moralsare good conduct; they constitute permissiblebehavior. Morals are the rules that prescribe properaction.Ethicsis the study of morality, that is, thestudy and analysis of what constitutes good conduct(i.e., morals).
Laws provide only the baseline or boundaries of civilbehavior. Moral behavior requires more than the lawrequires (i.e., there are many legal actions that areimmoral). Take the example of the cashier whomistakenly returns to you $20 in change after youmake a purchase, when the actual amount returnedshould have been only $2. You have no legalobligation to return the money, but there is a clear
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Term
Fall
Professor
Nate Mutter
Tags
Law, 2, 20, good conduct, person of good character

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