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What are Ethics?

 , December 13, 2015 updated on November 30, 2016
Ethics are principles of right and wrong established by a civilization, society, culture, organization or individual. It is considered a branch of philosophy as the question of right and wrong is a fundamental question rooted in views of existence, knowledge and values.
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