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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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On the platform will be moral philosopher and former senior lecturer at Newcastle University, Mary Midgley; Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods; the co-ordinator for the Accountability of American Bases, Lindis Percy, and military historian Brigadier Allan Mallinson, who is also a commentator on defence for The Daily Telegraph.
In the end it must be surmised that anger constituted just one of many behavioral problems that were re-evaluated by moral philosophers of the Renaissance.
Her central claim is that Socrates is not a moral philosopher.
00--One does not normally think of Conrad as a moral philosopher, but it does not take Panichas long to convince the reader that, indeed, he was one.
The moral philosopher can only hope to recognize correctly those elements of behavior that are likely to reveal the structure of moral experience.
In fact, the change in Valerius Maximus's identity from moral philosopher to historian was accompanied by a shift in the way commentators packaged the text for their readers.
Bioethicist and moral philosopher Peter Singer was born Peter Albert David Singer in Melbourne, Australia, on July 6,1946.
John Broome's expertise as an economist and moral philosopher is on display in his lucid and closely argued book, Climate Matters.
Her account of surviving the murder of a loved one inspired an exploration of related topics such as wickedness, revenge, wrongdoing, betrayal, regret, and forgiveness; hence the other reviews here of : Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay by moral philosopher Mary Midgley, which includes analysis of existential thinking on this topic; another individual story in How to survive the Titanic, or, The sinking of J.
The moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre has argued that the idea that we are either doing good for ourselves or for others is a trap that is hard to escape from.
But Shaw a dded a twist - the first word of the title of each book, read from right to left, completes a quote from the 18th century economist and moral philosopher, A r dam Smith, known as the father of free trade and modern economics.
It seems a strectch, however, to include the moral philosopher Viktor Cathrein and the sociologist Werner Schrllgen while omitting the French contribution on the primacy of charity by Gdrard Gilleman and Rend Carpentier or the Belgian Louis Janssens.