The contrast between what is legal and ethical has already formed long since one of the gray areas more difficult to manage for human beings personally and collectively. It is not, for example, a problem of quantification and application, where attempts to determine a penalty appropriate to infringements of various denominations. Nicholas Carr is open to suggestions. Untreated nor develop complex legal models for emerging fields that will be feaures more and more with everyday life, such as cyber-ethics. No, in this case is the disjunction between the norm given by the State and that governs the behavior of human beings in the Nations, versus what is right from an ethical point of view. Issues such as abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty or even war are controversial for this reason; because while it is clear a legal guideline on each, the ethical aspect is much more difficult to consolidate among the people, and it has been already long overdue.
However, before examining the possible tradeoff between what It is ethical and what is legal, is necessary to develop more in depth about our measurement tool for purposes of ethics; the conscience. The conscience of every person participates in all ethical value judgement; It is the human component that allows you to discriminate between alternative ethics to meet conditions given by a scheme of personal values. Consciousness is what calls into question the motivation behind every action of an individual in the effort to compel him to think about the ethical validity of that same stock, from a personal ideology about what is ethically correct. Where does then this ideology or values scheme? Basically, it arises from the socialization; lessons learned through the different roles that have a human being since it is born and as he develops enrich its scheme of values by planting ethical standards within him or her. Let’s take for example a child of 6 years; his most prominent roles of son, student, brother and friend.