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ON ETHICS AND MORALS 3. Februar 2005

Posted by Archaeus in Some older posts in English.
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REGARDING ETHICS AND MORALS

Greetings to all followers and non-followers of ethics and morals!

It is generally agreed on that ethics are about human behaviour. This is probably the only statement finding unanimous assent.

There is one important distinction between ethics and morals.
Etymologically the distinction is not very clear, but the two words differ in the impression they give and in their context of use. And there is a notion, that ethics is more referring to the consciousness behind than to the actual behaviour itself. Accordingly I use the following distinction.

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