Ethics and Morality
Iíve engaged with a lot of commenters here, and I regularly engage from a position of morality and ethics. Some have vehemently opposed this position, others just argued that my morality / ethos is incorrect.
So Iím curious my fellow TAM members, do you believe in morality? In ethics? If not, why not? If so, why?
For the sake of continuity, Iíd like to use the following definitions of morality and ethics so we don't get too confused:
ďMorality is understanding the distinction between right and wrong and living according to that understanding, and ethics is the philosophy of how that morality guides individual and group behavior. The two are closely related, with morality being the foundation of ethics.Ē
In other words, Morality is defining what is right and wrong. Ethics is the philosophy by which we ask questions RE: Morality and itís place in society.
Do you hear the people sing / Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people / Who are climbing to the light.
For the wretched of the earth / There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end / And the sun will rise...