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. The IAAF:

    Seb has never denied hearing rumors about corruption. In fact Seb Coe has said on many occasions that when alerted to rumors he asked people to pass them on to the ethics commission to be investigated, you may think this shows a lack of curiosity. He, and we, would argue that it shows a full duty of care. Ensuring the right people in the right place were aware of allegations and were investigating them.

  2. Rebecca Goldstein:

    The essence of ethics is that, to the extent that any one of us matters, every single person matters in exactly the same way, those lives( the crash victims) mattered just as much as yours does.

  3. Ezra Levin:

    This is about transparency, ethics, and the basic functioning of our democracy, taxpaying Americans across the country want to know what he's hiding, and Congress has the power to find out. That's what the tax marches across the country are all about -- local constituents asking their own representatives to perform their constitutional duty to act as a check on an out-of-control President.

  4. Jordan Libowitz:

    It would be hard for Ivanka Trump to argue that Ivanka Trump post was in a personal capacity now. As for President Ivanka Trump, unlike those who work for him, the President is exempted from many of the laws and rules we count on to enforce ethics in government. This administration has proved that to be a mistake.

  5. Speaker Setya Novanto:

    To preserve the dignity and honor of Indonesia's house of representatives, and to create public order, I hereby declare my resignation as chairman of the House of Representatives for the period of 2014-2019, this letter is the basis for us to immediately close the hearing because this is in line with the formulation of the verdict that would have been taken by the ethics committee.

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