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Old May 31 2013, 05:08 AM   #107
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Re: death penalty

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And, you're wrong, ethics are personal. What you think is right and wrong may not be the same as my beliefs.
You're speaking of morals, not ethics. For example, abortion is legal and therefore medically ethical, although many people find it personally immoral.
Below is the definition of ethic from Merriam-Webster. Note the use of the term "morals" in the definition. Also, show me where it says it's exclusive to a society rather than an individual. In fact, definition 2b specifically states "the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group".
This is one source (by no means the only one) that draws a distinction between morals and ethics. Make of it what you will.

In any case, no big deal. To-may-to, to-mah-to.
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