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Ethics

Standards of conduct or moral judgment.

Ethics

The study and practice of appropriate behavior, regardless of the behavior's legality. Certain industries have professional organizations setting and promoting certain ethical standards. For example, an accountant may be required to refrain from engaging in aggressive accounting, even when a particular type of aggressive accounting is not illegal. Professional organizations may censure or revoke the licenses of those professionals who are found to have violated the ethical standards of their fields.

In investing, ethics helps inform the investment decisions of some individuals and companies. For example, an individual may have a moral objection to smoking and therefore refrain from investing in tobacco companies. Ethics may be both positive and negative in investing; that is, it may inform where an individual makes investments (e.g. in environmentally friendly companies) and where he/she does not (e.g. in arms manufacturers). Some mutual funds and even whole subdivisions are dedicated to promoting ethical investing. See also: Green fund, Islamic finance.
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Applied ethics provide a practical bridging mechanism between ethical (moral) theory and practical solutions.
This lack of detailed engagement with the western applied literature seems especially problematic given that his book is more about applied ethics than it is about Buddhism.
For this reason, those interested in greater attention to normative ethics and the transition area between normative and applied ethics may wish to read Climate Justice alongside other recent books on ethics and climate change, such as The Ethics of Climate Change: Right and Wrong in a Warming World by James Garvey (New York: Continuum, 2008) or ANew Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008).
In his discussion of applied ethics for democratic policing, Pagon (2003) observed the following:
This time the editor of the Review of Applied Ethics has to consider her own actions and motives when she finds herself fancying someone she thinks she shouldn't.
Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics [CAE] at the University of British Columbia [UBC].
Sekerka last visited Athens in October of 2005, when she first presented applied ethics material to previous Battalions with remarkable success.
Offering the fullest, most rigorous and up-to-date treatment of police ethics currently available, this book will be a perfect textbook in courses on applied ethics in philosophy departments or police and criminal justice ethics in departments of criminology and law schools.
Around the country, CENTREL also began convening 'round table' programmes for lawyers and judges, police officers and medical practitioners, each to work on applied ethics in their own professions.
The Coretta Scott King/Delta Air Lines Scholarship aims to support the work provided through the newly established Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural & Intellectual Freedom, which focuses its efforts on applied ethics, including the philosophy of human rights and equality.
At least, she'd rather engage her vast mind on solving other people's moral and philosophical dilemmas than get down to work, editing her Review Of Applied Ethics.

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