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ETHICS IS A WORD used to refer to a range of personal decisions relating to issues of morals or principles. It includes issues of morality: what is right and wrong and, hence, how should we live and how should we behave? These questions are clearly contingent upon culture and dependent upon time and situation. This is because different groups of people profess to believe in the correct way to behave, and promulgate various codes of behavior and values that are claimed to cover all eventualities. These codes often conflict with each other and, from an analytical-ethical perspective, most have some useful content which can help people live together peacefully, but none is sufficient to deal with all the complexities of the modern world.

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