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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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A common criticism of Demmer's work is that it hardly indulges in concrete ethical analysis: lack of real life examples and excessive concern with theoretical questions at a foundational level seem to make his approach quite unsuitable for practical ethics.
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.
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.
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.
Elisabeth Leonie Simpson, "The Dead End: A Note on the Social Evolution of Practical Ethics," unpublished paper, 1972.
It would make sense for mining companies, through self-interest, to rally around one another to develop codes of conduct, noted Don MacNiven, director of the Centre for Practical Ethics at Toronto's York University, an independent facility that is reporting an increasing number of inquiries from business organizations about ethics training since it became established in 1994.
Both NCKU and UC have provided prestigious medical education to the world and within the vision of globalization and practical ethics, Huang responded, "NCKU will offer courses related to Global Health which not only cultivate the competency of global mobilization and social responsibility but encourage the participation of Global Health Volunteer Service for under-served and indigenous population.
His books include Practical Ethics, One World, and most recently, The Life You Can Save.
He writes that 'there is still much resistance to this research, particularly the neuroscience of ethics' potential contribution to inform practical ethics and real-world decision making' (201).
Moral inference, again based on a means--end relation, plays a role in practical ethics.

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