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Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy. The term is derived from the Greek word ethos which can mean custom, habit, character or disposition.

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1. What is ethics? a.) Ehics is a system of moral principles. They affect how people make decisions and lead their lives. Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy. The term is derived from the Greek word ethos which can mean custom, habit, character or disposition. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/introduction/intro_1.shtml) b.) "Ethics" refers to the moral values that govern the appropriate conduct of an individual or group. "Ethics" speaks to how we ought to live, that is, how we ought to treat others and how we ought to run or manage our own lives. Ethics as systematic thinking "Ethics," as a branch of philosophy, is a systematic attempt to understand the nature and foundations of morality and its effect on our conduct. ...read more.

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Thus, ethics is normative: it is concerned with how we ought to act and what results we ought to try to bring about. (http://www.chumirethicsfoundation.ca/main/page.php?page_id=19) c.) Derived from the Greek word "ethos", which means "way of living", ethics is a branch of philosophy that is concerned with human conduct, more specifically the behaviour of individuals in society. Ethics examines the rational justification for our moral judgments; it studies what is morally right or wrong, just or unjust. (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/gui/eth01-eng.asp#1) 2. How do you practice good ethics in a.) School School ethics in relation to students are usually centered on students demonstrating respect for each other, teachers, and administrators. Additionally, ethical codes for students usually demand that students respect the facility where they are enrolled, as well. ...read more.

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Therefore the family plays a major role in developing good ethics. The family, most especially the parents, should be able to build an environment of respect, trust, closeness, sincerity, honesty and love in order to develop good ethics. I think respect is the one that weighs above all. I think respect is one of the most important attributes in good ethics. (http://www.nios.ac.in/srsec321newE/321-Lesson-2.pdf) c.) Public places I understand ethics as an act of doing something that is for the common good. It is an act that does not create disturbances and it is simply an act that everyone automatically does (for some). There are many ways of showing good ethics in public places, examples are falling in line, throwing my own trash to waste bins, smoking only in smoking areas, and so forth. It's basically behaving properly in the society; the people (strangers) you encounter everyday. ...read more.

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