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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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45) We join with him and the many other modern ethicists who advance virtue ethics as a normative ethics more promising to the moral life than deontology or teleology.
Finally, the section concludes with a chapter wherein Hill interprets the Doctrine of Virtue as Kant's statement of his normative ethics.
Yet, as is textually made explicit in texts such as the Bodhicaryavatara, Siksasamuccaya, Upalipariprccha-sutra, and others, these actions are not reflective of the normative ethics of [upaya.
38) That the method of reflective equilibrium is the correct way for normative ethics to proceed is by now widely, though not universally, accepted.
Nevertheless, the very point of speaking of metanorms is to provide the context for the application of the insights from normative ethics.
Carey called for a normative ethics that would unite the philosophical study of ethical theory with descriptive ethics.
Provides a comprehensive survey of work in three distinct areas of research: cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics
The role normative ethics has in guiding action is unclear.
Mozes returns to the fray in our discussion section, with a vigorous critique of Tara Smith's 2006 book Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics via criticism of Carrie-Ann Biondi's 2008 review of it here in Reason Papers.
Views in both metaethics and normative ethics should also be evaluated by how fruitful they are in ethics more broadly.
of Cardiff, Wales) presents a textbook for undergraduate students in their second or third year that introduces ethics from the perspectives of the history of ethics, value theory and the good life, normative ethics, applied ethics, meta-ethics, and free will and responsibility.
Despite the similar titles, Sen's work is an important monograph in the field of normative ethics and political economy.