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Moral It is a word of Latin origin, which comes from the terms moris ("habit" ). It's about a set of beliefs, customs, values ​​and norms of a person or a social group, which functions as a guide to work . That is, morality guides what actions are correct (good) and what are wrong (bad).

According to another definition, morality is the total sum of knowledge acquired about the taller and noble , and that a person respects his behavior. Beliefs about morality are generalized and codified in a certain culture or in a certain social group, so the moral regulate behavior of its members. On the other hand, morality is usually identified with the religious and ethical principles that a community agrees to respect.

The set of moral norms is called as objective morality (They exist as social facts beyond the subject decides to abide by them). Instead, the acts through which the person respects or violates the moral norm conform the subjective morality .

It is worth mentioning that the idea of ​​moral responsibility appears with the conviction that the individual's actions are always carried out with a end , unless you are unconscious (whether from a mental illness, a psychological imbalance, the effects of a drug, etc.). It is said that a person who makes use of the moral values ​​of his society can forge a better destiny.

The moral term can also be used as a synonym for ethics , so it makes sense as philosophical discipline or as a synonym for moral theology (a theological discipline).

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