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Ethics

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Ethics is studying and talking about what is right and wrong, good and bad. It is also studying what makes something good or bad. This helps decide whether other things are good or bad.

Some philosophers have called ethics the "science of morality". Morality means what is right and what is wrong. Morality can be hard for people to agree on. Studying different ideas about morality as carefully as a science can help.

Understanding ethics can help people decide what to do when they have choices. Many philosophers think that doing anything or making any choice is a part of ethics. Ethics is one of the main things that philosophy is about.

Ethics is part of other fields of study in many ways. Here are five ways: