Ethical Analysis of Corruption

Yuechun DIAO


Corruption has always been one of the main concerns of all walks of life in modern society. Mostly, corruption has been analyzed in the aspect of law, politics, psychology and sociology and so forth. In fact, corruption is also an ethical problem. It should also be discussed and studied from the point of ethics. Observed from the perspective of professional ethics, corruption has violated the moral imperative conferred by the privileged status, and violated the individual morality as well; Observed from the perspective of institutional ethics, institutional deficiency has been a leading cause of corruption. This paper will discuss and analyze the phenomenon of corruption from the perspective of public ethics.


Corruption; Ethics; Morality

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