Question by  Steve82 (68)

The law and ethics are two separate things - correct?


Answer by  noonespecial (235)

Law and ethics are certainly two different things, as some things that are ethical may not necessarily be legal, and many things that are legal are not in the least bit ethical. Laws are created by societies for their own purposes, but ethics are inherent in most normally functioning individuals.


Answer by  Nicholas79 (38)

Indeed. Laws and ethics are two sperate things. The laws are rules that are enforced by the government and ethics are not necessarily laws (though many laws are in place to enforce ethical practices). Ethics are just a moral way of conduction your business or your behavior.


Answer by  John (9008)

The law and ethics are separate, and there are even occasions when the are in direct conflict with each other. Laws are regulations passed by people and are the same for everyone living in their jurisdiction. Ethics vary wildly by person and culture. It is easy to have something be legal but not ethical, or to be ethical but illegal.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The law is the legal framework of rules for which the local or regional government enforces punishments, be they fines or jail time or death. Ethics are those social rules for which the community is bound, either by mutual consent or religious mandate. A speed limit is a law. A belief that adultery is wrong is an ethic.

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