Cultural differences exist regarding appropriate professional boundaries, multiple relationships, and conflicts of interest. Modern thinkers often teach that ethics leads people not to conclusions but to 'decisions'. One form of ethical realism teaches that ethical properties exist independently of human beings, and that ethical statements give knowledge about the objective world.
Emotivism Emotivism is the view that moral claims are no more than expressions of approval or disapproval. It provides the philosophical foundation for many of the other ethical principles put forward by professions.
All human beings, as well as being individuals, are interdependent social beings that are born into, live in, and are a part of the history and ongoing evolution of their peoples.
The non-aggression principle, which prohibits aggression, or the initiation of force or violence against another person, is a universal ethical principle. For example, if people were allowed to kill or steal, this would lead to widespread chaos and violence, and would be detrimental to the well-being of society.
To put it very simply, virtue ethics teaches that an action is right if and only if it is an action that a virtuous person would do in the same circumstances, and that a virtuous person is someone who has a particularly good character.