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Ethics as a Sign of Intelligence

What does intelligence have to do with ethics and moral reasoning? Ethics can be seen as a value system that governs the actions of both an individual and a group. Through the use of such ethical systems a level of commonality and trust is formed that encourages stronger business associations and efficient economic interactivity. However, why some are more ethically driven than others depends in part on their cognitive and social intelligence abilities. Such abilities start very young in a person’s life and are influenced by the environment. Ethical development is a concept of nature and nurture as superior to situations where nature versus nurture takes precedence.  Moral reasoning is closely associated with the development of intelligence and emotional sensibilities. It is believed that …” individuals with extraordinary developed intelligence and creativity are the most valuable gift that humankind has …” Kholodnaya, 2007). The more capable a person is to reflect on their beh