Author Topic: Difference between Morality and Ethics  (Read 712 times)

Offline Nazmul Hasan

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 73
  • Truth is the only way others are misguidance
    • View Profile
Difference between Morality and Ethics
« on: September 20, 2015, 05:17:03 PM »
What is the difference between Morality and Ethics?

Sometimes the words 'Morality' and 'Ethics' are used interchangeably. It's the misinterpretation of the people of less understanding. But there is difference. Firstly we have to know about the definitions:

Morality: Morality is the individual's own realization about the right things. But right and wrong are not constant, those are varied in terms of time, place or person. It's come from the individual's conscience. Overall, morality is the internal activities of mentality of persons. Persons sitting beside may not possess same thinking as other.

Ethics: Ethics is the imposition of rules, regulations or principles on individuals by external driving forces. Individual cannot change it whenever wants.  It has the uniformity among selected cultures, societies or even the world. For example, the ethics in Chinese society is not same as Nigeria as corruption is not tolerable in China at the same time it is accepted in Nigeria.

Difference between Morality and Ethics:

The main and most important difference between morality and ethics is the source of right and wrong thinking. What is good? that is not always thought by individual in a same way. The 'good' for a thief can never be good for the house owner. 'Good for All' is the factor in explaining morality and ethics. The personal thinking of 'good for all' is morality. But all the people are not same to be thinking 'good for all'. For those people rules and regulations in maintaining 'good for all' have to be imposed. That's ethics. Now question is, what are the criteria in fixing ethics for all (as it is also the product of conscience of someone). Most of the times it is seen that the ethics  are formulated by the elite of the society or in the organization. So it is quite normal that it would be the reflection of conscience (morality) of the elite. Everybody has to follow it. A lawyer  may possess the morality that the culprits should be trialed and punished, but at the same time it is ethics when he/she wants wholeheartedly that his/her customer should get escaped anyway.

Morality is not changeable because one person holds only one philosophy. But ethical matters can be changed with the passage of time where the mentality of the elites is not always in a same mood. In organizational issue, this mentality can also be changed in keeping pace with the others.
 
Now-a-days morality is in crisis where people are becoming profit oriented mostly. Morality never allows to make dropdown other counterparts but for organizational interest person follows business ethics. It is matter of sorrow that the organizations are in a more completed and contested arena in most recent times and they are losing ethics also intentionally or unintentionally for becoming persistent in the market.

   
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 09:04:17 AM by Nazmul Hasan »
Assistant Administrative Officer
Office of the Registrar  (HR)
Daffodil International University.

Offline Farhadalam

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 78
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 01:06:21 PM »
Previously it was confusing to me.Now it seems clear. Thank u Nazmul vi to share such important topic.

Offline Shekh Moniruzzaman

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 70
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 10:53:08 AM »
 Ethics is not social right it is morally right.....Thank you

Offline Md. Rasel Hossen

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 292
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 10:36:03 AM »
Thanks for sharing....
Md. Rasel Hossen
Lecturer in Physics
Department of Natural Sciences
Daffodil International University,
Sukrabad, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Offline sisyphus

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 304
  • RAM
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 11:16:44 AM »
Nevertheless of their epistemological differences, I must agree both of them are equally significant for a beautiful life
Rafi Al Mahmud
Lecturer
Department of Development Studies
Daffodil International University

Offline silmi

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 209
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 01:01:20 PM »
Thanks for sharing.. Very informative

Offline sajib

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 179
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 11:46:32 AM »
Ethics vs. morals

Morals are the principles on which one’s judgments of right and wrong are based. Ethics are principles of right conduct. So the two nouns are closely related and are often interchangeable. The main difference is that morals are more abstract, subjective, and often personal or religion-based, while ethics are more practical, conceived as shared principles promoting fairness in social and business interactions. For example, a politician’s sex scandal may involve a moral lapse (a subjective judgment), while a politician taking money from a company he is supposed to regulate is an ethical problem. But of course, both ethics and morals may have a part in both situations.

Ethics (the word takes a plural form but is treated as singular) is also a field of philosophical study. There aren’t many college courses on morals (though ethics courses inevitably involve discussions of morals), whereas classes in ethics are required for many degrees, especially in law, business, and medicine.

Meanwhile, the difference between ethics and morals is often formulated this way: that ethics are the science of morals, and morals are the practice of ethics. But that’s a little too neat and doesn’t cover all the ways in which the words are used.



Kamrul Hossain Sajib
Assistant Controller of Examination
Daffodil International University

Offline Md. Jakaria

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 39
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 11:38:43 AM »
Informative.

Offline mominur

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 353
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 01:05:22 PM »
Thanks for sharing...................
Md. Mominur Rahman

Assistant Professor
Department of Textile Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Daffodil International University

Offline Md. Jakaria

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 39
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2016, 04:51:07 PM »
Very important concept.

Offline shafayet

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 866
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 07:41:28 PM »
Thanks for sharing :)

Offline Sarjana Ahter

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 218
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2017, 12:21:03 PM »
Now it becomes clear to me

Offline Arfuna Khatun

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 139
  • সর্বশ্রেষ্ঠ আদালত হচ্ছে মানুষের বিবেক।।
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 12:07:48 PM »
important
Mosh. Arfuna Khatun
Lecturer in Mathematics
Dept. of GED

Offline azizur.bba

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 141
  • Test
    • View Profile
    • http://faculty.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/profile/bba/azizur.html
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 09:20:30 PM »
thanks and Keep sharing

Offline mosfiqur.ns

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 153
  • Test
    • View Profile
Re: Difference between Morality and Ethics
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2017, 01:52:11 PM »
 8)
Md. Mosfiqur Rahman
Sr.Lecturer in Mathematics
Dept. of GED