Lesson 1: Where Do Ethics Come From?

In terms of where ethics come from, they come from society and the collective beliefs and values of its citizens. But, more specifically, ethics also come from those individuals willing to make difficult choices and think about big questions: good and bad, right and wrong. Throughout the centuries, various questions have continued to arise about how to treat our fellow humans. Those questions lead philosophers, theorists, managers, political and social leaders, and others to develop guides or treatises exploring the ethical questions that confront society.

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