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Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

辯字~moral vs. ethic


It's not enough to say that I, as an authority who have thought long and hard about this, declare that human cloning should never occur. That's a moral statement, it's not an ethical statement.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    'MORAL/IMMORAL' applies to situations/actions/behavior/character which are considered to be acceptable/unacceptable by your local (whether country or state) society's opinions.

    (e.g. Generally, old people in my town believe it is immoral to have sex before marriage.)

    'ETHICAL/UNETHICAL' applies to situations/actions/behavior which are idealistic world standards of 'right' and 'wrong'.

    (e.g. Many people believe that testing on animals is unethical.)

    I cannot see how somebody's character can be unethical.

    If anybody can, please post.

    Do you get it?

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