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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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Hurka begins this essay by openly declaring his love of the moral philosophers who worked in England in the late 19th and the early 20th Century.
Even now most moral philosophers know nothing about law.
These experiments are intended to illustrate that there is no competency in the moral knowledge that moral philosophers claim is worthy of our aspiration.
Then, on October 12, 2006, the relevant local office of the Health Department of Heilongjiang Province, China, undertook evaluations aided by biotech and clinical experts as well as moral philosophers.
Traditional moral philosophers foolishly pursued that which does not exist, absolute truth, and they foolishly insisted on the myth that absolute altruism, totally ignoring our own needs, is a good idea.
In the final chapter, Dell'Olio addresses the relevance to Aquinas's approach to the contemporary debates about virtues among moral philosophers.
As Dunlop makes clear, it is particularly interesting that Kolnai doggedly presented these papers at academic meetings throughout England and thereby earned the respect of moral philosophers, like Bernard Williams, who otherwise would not have had any attraction to conservative views.
Hare, who passed away last year, was considered one his generation's most influential moral philosophers.
Noddings builds her argument carefully and deliberately, rooting it in and expanding upon the work of moral philosophers such as Simone Weil and Emmanuel Levinas, while at the same time, challenging the primacy of the Kantian ideal of an ethic of justice.
Alasdair MacIntyre, a philosophy professor at the University of Notre Dame recognized as one of the most important moral philosophers of the 20th century, says Enron's failure is not surprising.
It was here at Tynton Farm, near Llangeinor in Bridgend's Garw Valley, that one of the greatest moral philosophers of all time was born.