Ethics

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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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Since the following paragraph of the Instruction attributes infallibility to the magisterium only with regard to those norms of natural moral law that are also revealed (see note 22 above), one can conclude that the CDF does not intend to attribute infallible competence to the magisterium with regard to the whole moral law, whatever its connection with revelation might be.
Issues subject to moral law, it said, are those involving bioethics, abortion, euthanasia, experiments on human embryos, Catholic education, the protection of minors, drug abuse, prostitution, religious freedom, economic development, justice and peace.
Korsgaard's contribution argues that Kantian laws of autonomy are indeed positive moral laws since only an autonomous moral agent can make a law intrinsically normative.
Roth doubts that Dewey's view of human nature can yield a general moral law with intermediate principles.
As regards the first point, the origin of enacted laws is the natural moral law, a concept that was first developed by Roman legal scholars long before Christianity appeared.
Johnson holds that Moral Law theory and all its assumptions are "so pervasive in our cultural heritage that they form the shared folk theory of morality that underlies both religious ethics and our dominant nontheological rationalist ethics alike" (p.
Only by respecting God's divine law and the natural moral law can physicians act with justice, or show true respect and love for their patients and for their dignity.
Gregor argues quite plausibly that for Kant the notion of obligation inherent in the concept of moral law involves a distinction between a moral agent's will and his capacity for free choice.
However, as he also says in the article, post-modernism recognizes no absolute and universal truth, no natural moral law, and no permanent or universal standards for the validity and legality of laws.
The natural moral law is covered in four pages, 155-158.
2) Pope Paul VI said that responsible parenthood is exercised, either by the deliberate and generous decision to raise a numerous family, or by the decision, made for grave motives and with due respect for the moral law, to avoid for the time being, or even for an indeterminate period, a new birth)