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ethics Explained

ethics at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['eθıks]

ethics at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1602, "the science of morals," pl. of M.E. ethik "study of morals" (1387), from O.Fr. ethique, from L.L. ethica, from Gk. ethike philosophia "moral philosophy," fem. of ethikos "ethical," from ethos "moral character," related to ethos "custom." The word also traces to Ta Ethika, title of Aristotle's work. Ethic "a person's moral principles," attested from 1651. ///

ethics at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Branch of philosophy that inquires into the nature of ultimate value and the standards by which human actions can be judged right or wrong. Ethics may be subdivided into normative ethics, metaethics, and applied ethics. Normative ethics seeks to set norms or standards for conduct; a crucial question of normative ethics is whether actions are to be judged right or wrong solely on the basis of their consequences. Those theories that judge actions by their consequences have traditionally been known as teleological ethics, or consequentialism, while those that judge actions according to their intrinsic moral quality have been referred to as deontological ethics. Metaethics is concerned with the analysis of the logical and semantic aspects of moral language; major metaethical theories include naturalism (see naturalistic fallacy), nonnaturalism (or intuitionism), emotivism, and prescriptivism. Applied ethics is the application of normative ethical theories to practical moral problems (e.g., abortion, suicide, the treatment of women, and the behavior of public officials). See also deontological ethics.

ethics at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "ethics":
aesthetics, allegiance, assigned task, axiology, bounden duty,
burden, business, call of duty, casuistry, charge, commitment,
cosmology, dedication, deference, devoir, devotion,
duties and responsibilities, duty, epistemology, fealty,
first philosophy, gnosiology, homage, imperative, line of duty,
logic, loyalty, mental philosophy, metaphysics, mission,
moral philosophy, must, obligation, ontology, onus, ought,
phenomenology, philosophastry, philosophic doctrine,
philosophic system, philosophic theory, philosophical inquiry,
philosophical speculation, philosophy, place, respect,
school of philosophy, school of thought, science of being,
self-imposed duty, sophistry, theory of beauty,
theory of knowledge, value theory

Ethics at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ethics \Eth"ics\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]thique. See {Ethic}.]
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 completeness and consistency of its morality is the
peculiar praise of the ethics which the Bible has
taught. --I. Taylor.

ethics at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

ethics

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ethics at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

ethics
n 1: motivation based on ideas of right and wrong [syn: {ethical
motive}, {morals}, {morality}]
2: the philosophical study of moral values and rules [syn: {moral
philosophy}]

ethics at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » ethique, from Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » ethica, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » ἠθική|sc=polytonic|tr=ēthike, from Inter: term » ἠθικός|tr=ēthikos||of or for morals, moral, expressing character|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » ἦθος||character, moral nature|sc=polytonic|tr=ēthos|lang=grc.

Noun

Inter: en-noun » -
  • Inter: philosoph » y The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.
    1. Morality.
    2. The standards that govern the conduct of a person, especially a member of a profession.

      Usage notes

      * Although the terms ethics and morality may sometimes be used interchangeably, philosophical ethicists often distinguish them, using ethics to refer to theories and conceptual studies relating to good and evil and right and wrong, and using morality and its related terms to refer to actual, real-world beliefs and practices concerning proper conduct. In this vein, the American philosopher Category: w - :Brand Blanshard|Brand Blanshard wrote concerning his friend, the eminent British ethicist Category: w - :George Edward Moore|G. E. Moore: "We often discussed ethics, but seldom morals. . . . He was a master in ethical theory, but did not conceive himself as specially qualified to pass opinions on politics or social issues." Category: w - :Paul Schilpp|Paul Schilpp, ed., The Philosophy of Brand Blanshard, Library of Living Philosophers, ISBN 0875483496, "Autobiography", p. 85.

  • In particular, in general usage ethical is used to describe standards of behavior between individuals, while moral or immoral can describe any behavior. You can call lying unethical or immoral, for example, because it involves the behavior of one person and how it affects another, but violating dietary prohibitions in a holy text would be described as immoral.

    Synonyms

    * moral philosophy

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top » Terms derived from ethics
  • applied ethics
  • bioethics
  • business ethics
  • comparative ethics
  • descriptive ethics
  • environmental ethics

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • ethicist
    • medical ethics
    • metaethics
    • normative ethics
    • situational ethics


    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Related terms

    * ethic
  • ethical
  • ethos

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » study of principles governing right and wrong conduct
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|etiek
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|علم الأخلاق|m|tr=ʿilm al-ʾaxlāq|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|բարոյագիտություն|tr=baroyagitutʿyun|sc=Armn
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|этыка|f|tr=étyka|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|етика|f|tr=étika|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|ètica|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|倫理學|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|伦理学|tr=lúnlǐxué|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|etika|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zedenkunde|f, Inter: t+ » nl|ethiek|f
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|eetika
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|etiikka
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|éthique|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ეთიკა|tr=et'ika|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ethik|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ηθική|m|tr=ithikí|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|etika, Inter: t+ » hu|erkölcstan
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|etika
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|eitic|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|etica|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|倫理学|tr=りんりがく, rinrigaku
  • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|этика|tr=etika|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|សីលវិជ្ជា|tr=sey lak vijjea|sc=Khmr
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|윤리학|tr=yunnihak|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|倫理學|sc=Kore)
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|ētika|f
    • Malay: Inter: t+ » ms|etika
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|matatika
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|этик|tr=etik|sc=Cyrl
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|etikk|m
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|فلسفه اخلاق|tr=falsafe-ye axlâq|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t- » fa|علم اخلاق|tr='elm-e axlâq|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t- » fa|اصول اخلاق|tr=osul-e axlâq|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|etyka|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ética|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|этика|f|tr=étika
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|етика|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|etika|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ética|f
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|илми ахлоқ|tr=ilmi axloq|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » tg|одоб|tr=odob|sc=Cyrl
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|จริยธรรม|tr=jà-rí-yá-tam|sc=Thai, Inter: t- » th|จริยศาสตร์|tr=jà-rí-yá-sàat|sc=Thai
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|etik
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|етика|f|tr=étyka|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|luân lý học (Inter: t- » vi|倫理學)


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » standards of conduct
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|eties
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أخلاق|tr=ʾaxlāq|sc=Arab, Inter: t+ » ar|أدب|m|tr=ʾádab|sc=Arab
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|этыка|f|tr=étyka|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|етика|f|tr=étika|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|ètica|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|倫理|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|伦理|tr=lúnlǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|道德|tr=dàodé|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|etika|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zedenkunde|f, Inter: t+ » nl|ethiek|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|éthique|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Verhaltenskodex|m, Inter: t+ » de|Ethik|f
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|אתיקה|tr=ehtikoh
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|eitic|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|etica|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|倫理|tr=りんり, rinri|sc=Jpan
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|អភិសមារចារ|tr=ak phi sak mar jar|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|윤리|tr=yunni|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|倫理|sc=Kore)
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|ētika|f
  • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|matatika
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|etikk|m
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|اخلاق|tr=axlâq|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|ادب|tr=adab|sc=fa-Arab
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ética|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|этика|f|tr=étika
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|етика|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|etika|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ética|f
  • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|одоб|tr=odob|sc=Cyrl
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|етика|f|tr=étyka|sc=Cyrl
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|luân lý (Inter: t- » vi|倫理)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: etiko


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * aretaics

    External links

    * Inter: R:OneLoo » k

    References

    Anagrams

    * itches, tiches
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    Translation: cs » ethics
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