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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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Following the example of the practical ethics of the American Edward T.
He is the author of Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, Writings on an Ethical Life, and, most recently, The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W.
But if, some twenty years earlier, Mann had claimed in his Betrachtungen eines Unpolitischen that there was something peculiarly German about seeing life in terms of practical ethics ('es ist deutsch, den Radikalismus ins Geistige zu verweisen und dem Leben gebenuber praktisch-ethisch, anti-radikal sich zu verhalten' (cited pp.
The readings I used in this unit included "The Singer Solution to World Poverty" by Peter Singer as well as sections from the same author's Practical Ethics.
Hare discovered that, despite being a theorist himself, the creation of practical ethics standards was better performed by the people active in the particular field in question--doctors, businesspeople, lawyers.
Region 7: The University of Missouri student chapter invited Deni Elliott, ethics professor and director of the Practical Ethics Center at the University of Montana-Missoula, to present her documentaries focusing on the media's role in bringing about extraordinary medical care.
Practical Ethics for Nurses and Nursing Students: A Short Reference Manual
The Practical Ethics Center of the University of Montana, Missoula, which provides technical assistance to the program, will provide copies as supplies permit and assist in posting materials in electronic format on organization websites.
For significant contributions in computationally modeling case-based and analogical reasoning in law and practical ethics.
2) See, for example, my response to the claim that giving aid would only worsen the population crisis and lead to a greater disaster in the future, in Singer, Practical Ethics, 2nd ed.
He is the author of many books, including Practical Ethics (1979), Rethinking Life and Death (1995), and Animal Liberation (1975), which has sold more than 450,000 copies.
It is considered the major sin by journalists, and it should be," says Deni Elliott, a former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter and director of the practical ethics center at the University of Montana.

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