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Despite his handicap in the form of prosthetic limbs, he was able to compete with able-bodied competitors. 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.

It is appropriate in this context to mention four terms that were recognised from medieval ethics. Human life ethics was split into: -- ‘progressio’: progress or growth; -- ‘stagnatio’: stagnation or slowing down; -- ‘regressio’: retreating or doing a 180-degree turn; -- ‘corruptio’: disintegration. It is desirable to see these terms within a broader economical context and especially from the point of view of business ethics. Society can evolve, slow down, recede or disintegrate. Progress in the ethical sense means the qualitative improvement of the conditions of human existence.

This is justice that determines ‘rightness’ through geometrical logic. In economic reality, this means that individuals with higher income pay higher taxes, while at the same time having more rights. This kind of justice was advocated by Rawls. Aristotle believed these two kinds of justice were ethical. There is however one more justice – the legal kind which states that what is legal is also just. This means that legality is a prerequisite for justice. Experience proves however that justice does not always work.

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