Nature of Ethics
The important points addressed in this lesson are:
Humans are social animals -- we don't exist alone -- therefore, an ethical system is necessary.
Of the two methods available to resolve disagreements -- force and reason -- reason provides the best possible outcome for society
The Golden Rule has been adopted by most of the world's religions as a cornerstone of their ethical framework.
Compliance and ethics are closely related concepts, but they are not identical.
Professions are characterized by specialized knowledge and an ethical code to which members are expected to adhere.