Definitions for ETHICSˈɛθ ɪks

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality(noun)

    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

  2. ethics, moral philosophy(noun)

    the philosophical study of moral values and rules

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  1. ethics(Noun)

    The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.

  2. ethics(Noun)

    Morality.

  3. ethics(Noun)

    The standards that govern the conduct of a person, especially a member of a profession.

  4. Origin: From ethique, from ethica, from ἠθική, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

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  1. Ethics(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. thique. See Ethic.]

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  1. Ethics

    Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. The term comes from the Greek word ethos, which means "character". Ethics is a complement to Aesthetics in the philosophy field of Axiology. In philosophy, ethics studies the moral behavior in humans and how one should act. Ethics may be divided into four major areas of study: ⁕Meta-ethics, about the theoretical meaning and reference of moral propositions and how their truth values may be determined; ⁕Normative ethics, about the practical means of determining a moral course of action; ⁕Applied ethics, about how moral outcomes can be achieved in specific situations; ⁕Descriptive ethics, also known as comparative ethics, is the study of people's beliefs about morality; Ethics seeks to resolve questions dealing with human morality—concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime.

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  1. Ethics

    the science which treats of the distinction between right and wrong and of the moral sense by which they are discriminated.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ethics

    The philosophy or code pertaining to what is ideal in human character and conduct. Also, the field of study dealing with the principles of morality.

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  1. itches, tiches


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