What does Ethics mean?

Definitions for Ethics
ˈɛθ ɪksethics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethical motive, ethics, morals, moralitynoun

    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

  2. ethics, moral philosophynoun

    the philosophical study of moral values and rules

Wiktionary

  1. ethicsnoun

    The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.

  2. ethicsnoun

    Morality.

  3. ethicsnoun

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Ethics

    Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that "involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior". The field of ethics, along with aesthetics, concerns matters of value; these fields comprise the branch of philosophy called axiology.Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime. As a field of intellectual inquiry, moral philosophy is related to the fields of moral psychology, descriptive ethics, and value theory. Three major areas of study within ethics recognized today are: Meta-ethics, concerning the theoretical meaning and reference of moral propositions, and how their truth values (if any) can be determined; Normative ethics, concerning the practical means of determining a moral course of action; Applied ethics, concerning what a person is obligated (or permitted) to do in a specific situation or a particular domain of action.

ChatGPT

  1. ethics

    Ethics refers to the moral principles or guidelines that govern a person's or a group's behaviors and actions. It involves evaluating what is right or wrong, good or bad, in various situations. Ethics can be personal (arising from individual conscience) or can be implemented by external organizations such as professional bodies or businesses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ethicsnoun

    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. Etymology: [Cf. F. thique. See Ethic.]

Wikidata

  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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  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 Medicine

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. ethicsnoun

    Plural noun of the word ethic.

    Ethics are vital within a just and fair business community, society, government or organization.


    Submitted by MaryC on September 14, 2016  


  2. ethics

    The principles of just, fair, honest, transparent, peaceful and unifying behavior and choices.

    Ethics are so important in life and honesty, transparency and justice are vital for a just society that creates for the benefit of everyone.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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  1. itches

  2. tiches

  3. sethic

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ethics in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ethics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Ethics in a Sentence

  1. Gabe Roth:

    The larger goal for reformers, though, is to bring the judiciary’s travel and gift rules in line with those of the other two branches, which would mean pre-approval from an ethics body for free trips and a contemporaneous post-travel report that lists who paid, the total cost and who else attended.

  2. Karma Tsering Sherpa:

    I understand FIFA certainly have some other priorities, such as World Cup, elections and changes in the ethics committee but this should not be an excuse for ignoring our association.

  3. Mona Charen:

    How can conservative women hope to have any credibility on the subject of sexual harassment or relations between the sexes when they excuse the behavior of President Trump? and how can we participate in any conversation about sexual ethics when the Republican President and the Republican Party backed a man (Roy Moore) credibly accused of child molestation for the United States Senate?

  4. Elijah Cummings:

    Running investigations in a private, fact-centric way is unquestionably the right way to conduct a serious investigation. The pitfall, of course, is that commentators, and sometimes even Members of your own Conference, offer thoughts on matters on which they are not familiar, my team of investigators, drawn from the military, federal agencies and the congressional oversight and ethics committees, has worked hard, and in an above-board manner. It is unfortunate when claims are made by those who do not know what the committee has done, why it has done it, or the results of its work. We made a promise to the families about the integrity of this investigation, and no one on the majority side has forgotten it.

  5. Leonard Rubenstein:

    The order represents a recognition that Guantanamo Bay commanders were demanding activities by psychologists incompatible with the ethics of the psychological profession, that is not the end of the story regarding health professional participation in interrogation, though, as the directives that establish standards for health professionals throughout the military and which allow health professional participation in interrogation remain in place.

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