Ethics and Morality: External Law and Crooked Wood by Douglas R McGaughey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Ethics and Morality:
External Law and Crooked Wood
There is an important difference between socially constructed rules/laws and internally, self-legislated moral principles. The former, socially constructed rules, govern solely the external affairs of individuals and groups, and we can call that the concern of ethics. The latter, internally, self-legislated moral principles, however, can trump external rules, and we can call that morality.