The science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human actions; as, political or social ethics; medical ethics.
The branch of philosophy dealing with the determination of what is right or wrong, good or bad.
Philosophical standards for determining fair or moral behavior.
the branch of philosophy concerned with evaluating human action. Some distinguish ethics, what is right or wrong based on reason, from morals, what is considered right or wrong behavior based on social custom.
The study of human values and moral conduct. See also Normative Ethics and Metaethics.
The discipline of critical reflection on the nature of morality; a systematic endeavour to understand the values and principles informing right, good and fair individual human actions (conduct) and collective human actions in institutions (practices), as well as the good society. Conduct and practices conforming to these standards are judged to be ethical; conversely, those that do not are judged to be unethical.
Beliefs about what is right and wrong, as well as beliefs about what is most important.
Of or relating to moral action and conduct; professionally right; conforming to professional standards.
A set of principles, standards, or guidelines that direct acceptable behavior – what is right or good rather than quickest or easiest
In theory, a moral philosophy-- in practice, an MHP's justification for any action he chooses to take. Frequently offered up as a talismanic term that supposedly signifies the MHP's professionalism and dedication to the concerns of his patient-- as actually applied, it would be more accurately interpreted as "sacrifice the patient and protect yourself at all costs." FORCE A favored practice of MHPs. As well as satisfying their need to have absolute and unlimited control of others, the ever-ready availability of force gives them no incentive to courageously muster both digits of their IQs and look for a decent alternative. To whatever extent they are capable, they would be well advised to ponder the meaning of William James' comment "An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible." ("The Ethics of Psychology" -- 1892)
From the Greek word ethikos; a systematic study of morality; a branch of philosophy. On a practical level, 84% of North American companies have a corporate ethics code.
The study of the general nature of morals and of the specific moral choices to be made by the individual in his/her relationship with others.
A system of principles that guides a person's actions.
A set of moral principle s or values: the principal of conduct governing an individual or group. [D00627] PMK87
A code of conduct that addresses whether everyday actions are right or wrong.
the rules or principles which define, guide and lead to right conduct; relating to the moral action, conduct, motive or character.
in business, are moral and professional principles.
the study of right and wrong in conduct.
behavior dealing with the values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.
Set of principles of conduct or behavior in human society and how that behavior affects peopleâ€(tm)s relationships with one another.
appropriate behavior, such as professional standards of conduct in business professions.
The practice of applying a code of conduct based on moral principles to day-to-day actions to balance what is fair to individuals or organizations and what is right for society.
The code or philosophy we develop and adopt that protects personal integrity, that path of rightness for peace of mind and established harmony between inner and outer.
Code of behaviour considered correct; especially that of a particular group, profession or individual.
With regard to professions, a code of professional standards, containing aspects of fairness and duty to the profession and the general public.
The study of fundamental principles which defines values and determines moral duty and obligation.
the universal morals that the organisation adopts and abides by
the study of values - good and bad, right and wrong
Psychological study of moral principles.
A set of principles and values that govern behavior to accord with a notion of morality. See especially deontological ethics, teleological ethics and utilitarian ethics, and also see autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice and suffering. The ethics of assisted reproductive technology, collaborative reproduction, the doctor-patient relationship, informed consent and human embryo research are much debated.
The study of the nature of moral standards and choices of judgment and behavior.
The principles that encompass the standards and conduct that an organisation sets itself in its dealings within the organisation and with its external environment.
A system of moral principles and rules that are used as standards for professional conduct. Many hospitals and other health care facilities have ethics committees that can help doctors, other healthcare providers, patients and family members in making difficult decisions regarding medical care.
See Agapistic ethics; Christian ethics; Ethical egoism; Ethical relativism; Existential ethics; Deontological ethical theory; Normative ethics; Teleological ethical theory; Agapism Ethics of mysticism; Descriptivist ethics; Emotivism; Ethics of power; Situation ethics; Compatibilism; Imperativist ethics; Incompatibilism; Emotivism; Moral conscience, ethics based on; Naturalistic ethics; Non-naturalistic ethics; Power, ethics; Religious ethics; Situation ethics; and Teleological ethics
in marketing and marketing communications, the moral standards, principles, and values underlying and surrounding the marketer's efforts toward the target audience; the realm of right and wrong.
The study of moral obligations, or separating right from wrong. [6
A collection of behavioral standards which have been adopted through the general consensus of a population for the purpose of allowing members to interact happily and productively with one another. Ethics can spring out of philosophy, religion, tradition, political action, economic trends, and cultural movements. The most important ethical principles usually serve as the basis to many laws, while less severe principles are usually enforced through social pressures. Regardless of their source or purpose, ethics have evolved and grown over the history of humanity, and continue to evolve today. Reference section 2.1
rules and laws that arise from compromised consensus on issues of different knowledge and belief systems qualified by sound, rational and credible reasoning
high standard of moral values applied to the designing and manufacturing processes
the study of morals, values, and choices an individual makes in relation to other people; rules or standards of conduct
The study of which actions individuals and society consider desirable and undesirable, as well as of the rationale for their judgments when they are faced with equally compelling choices.
Rules of conduct and morality of the Knesset that require Members to be examples to the public. Violation of these rules may result in a complaint, proceedings before the Ethics Committee and disciplinary action by the Knesset.
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
the philosophical study of moral values and rules
Standards of fair and honest conduct.
The study of fundamental principles that defines values and determines moral duties and obligation.
Individual standards or moral values regarding what is right and wrong or good and bad.
rules or beliefs that help you decide what is right and wrong. 156
The branch of axiology concerned with moral values; the good, the right, the noble. What one "should" or "ought" to do.
Ethics is a branch of philosophy that deals with morality. It is concerned with distinguishing between right and wrong human actions, both at an individual and societal level. Ethics may also apply to the rules or standards that specify how particular members of an organisation should conduct themselves.
the principles or assumptions underpinning the way individuals or organisations ought to conduct themselves.
Overall standards of moral conduct.
The moral considerations of the activities of a philanthropic organisation. Also, standards of conduct and methods of doing business by organisations of fundraising consultants that provide assurances of professionalism in client relationships.
The term "ethics" is used in several different ways. First, it means the study of morals. It is also the name for that branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of morals and moral evaluation - e.g., what is right and wrong, virtuous or vicious, and beneficial or harmful (to others).
The rules or standards guiding the conduct of a person, members of a profession or activity.
is a general term for what is often described as the 'science of morality'. In philosophy, ethical behaviour is that which is 'good'. Facilitation literally means to make something easier. In education it is the process of empowering the learner or group to become responsible for the learning outcome. A facilitator is generally more concerned with group process, rather than task.
a system of moral principles by which human actions or proposals may be judged good or bad or right or wrong. (p. 257)
Moral principles or guidelines that govern practices associated with the use of information and information systems. In this study students need to consider the moral standards or ethics applied when creating electronic publications, (Unit 2), when storing, communicating and disposing of data and information, (IPM, Unit 3).
Principals of conduct, justness and fairness that address the duties an individual or member of a profession owes to the public, to clients or patrons and to other professionals.
A system of morals or judgments which govern one's behavior, ethics often intersect with a work of art or the process of its making. Artists often feel that they have an ethical responsibility to voice political concerns or make changes to society.
the theory of good and evil, of conduct which is right and wrong; the branch of philosophy dealing with moral principles and their methods of justification.
Ethics (sometimes known as moral philosophy) asks includes the following sorts of questions: How should we live?, What is right and what is wrong?, What do we mean by the word right and the word good?, How can we measure goodness and badness?, Are some things always wrong or does it depend on the point of view or situation? Ethical theory examines the different philosophies or systems used to explain and make judgements about right/wrong/good/bad. Practical or Applied Ethics is more focussed on subjects that invite ethical questioning such as abortion and euthanasia. Ethics is from Greek word ethikos, from root ethos meaning character. Ethical Theory is subdivided into 3: Normative ethics, which asks whether actions are right or wrong; Descriptive or comparative ethics, which simply compares and describes differing ethical practices; Metaethics, the study of the meaning of ethical language, the definitions of words such as good, right, etc.
a set of principles that help you to make your difficult choices
A philosophy principle concerned with opinions about appropriate and inappropriate moral conduct or behavior by an individual or social group.
A rational mode of reasoning based on moral values.
An individual's personal beliefs regarding what is right and wrong or good and bad
A generic term for various ways of understanding and examining the moral conduct of human behaviour and actions. Some approaches are normative (ie they set standards of right of good action) others are descriptive (ie they report on what people believe and how they act).
a set of moral principles or values; the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group; a guiding philosophy facetious characterized by flippant or inappropriate humor intending to be amusing, esp. inappropriately
Rules of behaviour made and accepted by business to provide fair and moral practice.
Standards of conduct or moral judgment.
a set of moral principles. The study of morality.
Reasoned views about why certain things are morally wrong and others right. There is no single ethical framework on which everyone agrees. However, three widely used ethical frameworks use the principles of rights and duties, utilitarianism and virtue.
1. The study of morality 2. The evolved capacity to bring reason to issues and situations that our moral traditions do not equip us to handle as well as we might 3. The study of which goals are appropriate and/or acceptable (G. Ellis) 4. The study of the intersections of the self's relation to self(ves), the will to truth, and the exercise of power (Foucauldian) 5. Is not the study of how not to get sued 6. The process of asking if status quo morality is right or appropriate
level: Overview (0) [ order by level] Moral philosophy – the study of how we should lead our lives.
The explicit, philosophical reflection on moral beliefs and practices. The difference between ethics and morality is similar to the difference between musicology and music. Ethics is a conscious stepping back and reflecting on morality, just as musicology is a conscious reflection on music.
a system of moral principals and values; an established code of conduct for youth court volunteers
Any set of moral principles or values.
The discipline dealing with what is good and bad, and with moral duty and obligation. The term can also refer to a set of moral principles or values, or a theory or system of moral values. Also, the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group.
A system of moral principles, rules and standards of conduct.
The universal morals that an organisation adopts and abides by.
The study of how people judge their own and others' conduct in terms of right or wrong.
The science of morals.
Humanist study of standards of conduct and moral judgment.
the study of the general nature of morals and the specific moral choices to be made by the individual in his relationship to others; belief in honor and good reason.
The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person.
guidelines for individual, social, and/or political behavior based on religious beliefs; religious norms
The moral code which guides the members of the profession in proper conduct of their duties and obligations.
A system of moral principles and their application to particular problems of conduct, specifically in the case of a specific profession and its members.
In practical terms, ethics is a system or code of principles that directs our actions towards others.
A set of principles of proper conduct. A system of moral values.
A system of moral principles or standards governing conduct.
A standard of conduct that all members of a given profession owe to the public, clients or patrons, and to other members of that profession. Refers to a branch of philosophhy that deals with moral science and moral principles. It is a debateable subject and can not be legislated. It is based on what each individual feels is good or bad. Back to the Top
Study of right and wrong, good and bad, moral judgment, etc.
Standards of conduct or moral judgement.
Broadly speaking, ethics refers to the standards established within a profession or academic discipline regarding the conduct of its members and is strongly linked to the concept of responsibility (cf Vujakovic and Bullard 2001). CLOSE
the standards of honesty, morality, and fairness as related to using computers
the study of standards of conduct and moral judgement; the system or code of morals of a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc.
a set of moral principles or values; the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation
Rules of behavior for individuals, groups, institutions and cultures. Ethics has a functional structure, a dominant moral and is sustained by an ideology.
the study of morality ( ethos means customs, manners, morals).
derived from the Greek "ethos" meaning "way of life," is a branch of philosophy that studies and recommends the fundamental principles and basic concepts of what is considered morally good and bad, right and wrong in human conduct. Some would also include in ethics how we ought to interact with nature and animals. Different areas of ethics such as business, law, or medicine are simply ethics associated with these specific kinds of activity.
In general ethics are thought of as a moral code or standard of conduct. Design ethics focus around the issues of value, how the design and the design process affect the "standard of life, way of life, quality of life and spirit of life" ( Nelson, Whole Systems Design)
The system of moral principles and rules that becomes standards for professional conduct.
The concept of right and wrong. A concept so unknown to politicians in Louisiana That the Leges had to pass a statute to remind themselves of it. The State (heh, heh, heh) Ethics Law is enforced against mullets that have no political influence by the State (heh,heh,heh) Ethics Board.
The integrity, morals and principles guiding an individual's or profession's actions and conduct.
That a branch of moral science, idealism, justness, and fairness which treats of the duties that a member of profession or crafts owes to the public, to his clients or patron and to his professional brethren or members.
Ethics (from the Ancient Greek "ÎµÎ¸Î¹ÎºÎ¿Ï‚" ("ethikos"), meaning "arising from habit"; also Morality), a major branch of philosophy, is the study of value, or morals and morality. It covers the analysis and employment of concepts such as right, wrong, good, evil, and responsibility. It is divided into three primary areas: meta-ethics (the study of the concept of ethics), normative ethics (the study of how to determine ethical values), and applied ethics (the study of the use of ethical values).