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Unformatted text preview: "Ethics or wrong.” or "Ethics has to do with my religious beliefs.“ "Being ethical is doing what the law requires.“ "Ethics consists of the standards of behavior our "Ethics society accepts.“ society I don't know what the word means." don't These replies might be typical of our own. The These meaning of "ethics" is hard to pin down, and the views 6 many people have about ethics are shaky. What is Ethics? Like Baumhart's first respondent, many people tend to Like equate ethics with their feelings. But being ethical is clearly not a matter of following one's feelings. A person following his or her feelings may recoil from person doing what is right. In fact, feelings frequently deviate from what is ethical. Nor should one identify ethics with religion. Most Nor religions, of course, advocate high ethical standards. Yet if ethics were confined to religion, then ethics would apply only to religious people. But ethics applies as much to the behavio...
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