ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX FORT BLISS United States
As long as humans have been living and working together in social groups there have been laws governing their conduct. These laws not only govern the conduct of the individual but the group as well to promote good order and discipline. Rules or laws of a group are normally based on the beliefs, values and social norms of that group. Ethics on the other hand is a philosophy based on a system of moral principles governing the appropriate conduct of an individual or group of individuals. In most societies rules are binding and carry consequences. On the other hand ethics and ethical behavior is not always legally binding and may or may not come with consequences. Unlike written laws or rules ethics is not always as clear or concise when attempting to define the philosophy or implementation of ethics. The reasons for this is due to the fact that ethics is based on morality and here is where the conflict of what is ethical and what is not begins.