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Dr K K Aggarwal

Values, Morals and Ethics

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Values

  • Values are our fundamental beliefs. They are the principles used to define what is right, good and just.
  • Values guide how to determine right versus wrong and good versus bad.
  • They are the standards.
  • While evaluating anything, we compare it to a standard.
  • Values include honesty, integrity, compassion, courage, honor, responsibility, patriotism, respect and fairness.
  • Ethics are universal.

Morals

  • Morals are values attributed to a system of beliefs, particularly a religious system.However, it could also be a political system of some other set of beliefs.
  • These values get their authority from outside us, i.e., from a higher being or a higher authority (e.g. society).
  • We may categorize the values listed above, such as honesty, integrity, etc., as moral values, i.e., values derived from a higher authority.

Ethics

  • Ethics is about our actions and decisions.
  • When we act in ways consistent with our beliefs that is characterized as acting ethically.
  • When one’s actions are not compatible with theirvalues, that is considered as acting unethically.
  • The ethics of our decisions and actions is defined socially.

Values, Morals and Ethics

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Spirituality - Science Behind Rituals | Tagged With: , | | Comments Off on Values, Morals and Ethics

Values

• Values are our fundamental beliefs. They are the principles we use to define that which is right, good and just.

• Values provide guidance to determine the right versus the wrong and the good versus the bad.

• They are our standards.

• When we evaluate anything we compare it to a standard.

• Typical values include honesty, integrity, compassion, courage, honor, responsibility, patriotism, respect and fairness.

• Ethics are universal.

Morals

• Morals are values which we attribute to a system of beliefs, typically a religious system, but it could be a political system of some other set of beliefs.

• These values get their authority from outside the individual– a higher being or higher authority (e.g. society).

• Right as defined by a higher authority.

• By that definition one could categorize the values listed above (honesty, integrity, compassion …) as “moral values” – values derived from a higher authority. Ethics

• Ethics is about our actions and decisions.

• When one acts in ways that are consistent with our beliefs (whether secular or derived from a moral authority) we characterize that as acting ethically.

• When one’s actions are not congruent with our values – our sense of right, good and just – we view that as acting unethically.

• The ethics of our decisions and actions is defined socially, not individually.

Values, Morals and Ethics

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Spirituality - Science Behind Rituals | Tagged With: , | | Comments Off on Values, Morals and Ethics

Values

• Values are our fundamental beliefs. They are the principles we use to define that which is right, good and just.

• Values provide guidance to determine the right versus the wrong and the good versus the bad.

• They are our standards.

• When we evaluate anything we compare it to a standard.

• Typical values include honesty, integrity, compassion, courage, honor, responsibility, patriotism, respect and fairness.

• Ethics are universal.

Morals

• Morals are values which we attribute to a system of beliefs, typically a religious system, but it could be a political system of some other set of beliefs.

• These values get their authority from outside the individual– a higher being or higher authority (e.g. society).

• Right as defined by a higher authority.

• By that definition one could categorize the values listed above (honesty, integrity, compassion …) as “moral values” – values derived from a higher authority. Ethics

• Ethics is about our actions and decisions.

• When one acts in ways that are consistent with our beliefs (whether secular or derived from a moral authority) we characterize that as acting ethically.

• When one’s actions are not congruent with our values – our sense of right, good and just – we view that as acting unethically.

• The ethics of our decisions and actions is defined socially, not individually.