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God’s punishment, or the fear this creates, is not enough for the commandments to be observed. Not even the promised transcendental reward in the form of eternal redemption is a guarantee. What else is missing then? Max Weber, who was a well-known sociologist and economist, studied the religions of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. Provided you assume that responsibility is the maxim of everyone’s good conduct (Weber 1958), you have to ask yourself too what such conduct will bring. Criterion of responsibility: We are held liable for our actions and the consequences that result from them.

Practically, thoughts, actions and values might mean that the conduct of the majority could be taken as an argument for any conduct. Since most of society acts in a certain way, that action can be accepted as appropriate to all. The statement: “This is the way it is in a certain situation at a certain time” becomes “This is the way it should be in general”.  "##B8( This approach to understanding ethics has a flaw in terms of a majority error. Even the majority can be wrong. History proves that there were moments when the majority opted for a system that doomed a lot of people or even whole nations.

Com 55 Business Ethics: Introduction to the Ethics of Values Business Ethics All these abstract thoughts about freedom are applied in practical everyday life. Freedom can thus be divided into the (Putnova & Seknička 2007): -- civic; -- personal; -- religious; -- economic; and -- political. The concept of freedom is present in the legal code of every country. The state aims to make sure that the rules guarantee equality within the law. The law is then regarded as justice. 3 Justice This concept comes from the original Latin word ‘iustitia’, meaning ‘justice or fair’.

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