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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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Nonetheless, virtue ethics offers a compelling non-rule based account of ethical life, while also suggesting that the connection between moral philosophy and moral action is most likely not going to be explicitly directive or prescriptive.
I will discuss first the main ideas from Modern Moral Philosophy, the celebrated article of G.
Language is so basic to Smith's moral philosophy that toward the end of the book Weinstein feels compelled to contend with Michel Foucault and the postmodern critique of the discontinuity between language and reality.
Canto-Sperber not only holds up the history of moral philosophy as relevant and insightful, but she retells the grand story in her own fashion.
Tzachi Zamir's Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama aims at sustaining this venerable tradition of criticism by showing how questions that concern philosophical inquiry help to bring out the complexity of Shakespeare's plays in flesh and interesting ways.
There are also a few factual errors marring this otherwise useful study (For example, although Witherspoon did rely in his moral philosophy lectures on Francis Hutcheson, Thomas Reid's influence on Witherspoon was negligible.
Rachels, James, The Elements of Moral Philosophy, Random House, New York, 1986.
The book offers good background information about the Ethics in the ancient world and the Middle Ages, then assesses the position of moral philosophy in Italian universities.
The courses, part of the school's New Horizons Through the Humanities program, covered art history, moral philosophy, U.
William looked at pornography, abortion and euthanasia as part of a moral philosophy course but when it came to studying dad he opted out.
Anscombe was a profound modern thinker whose three theses concerning modern moral philosophy are worth considering:
The prince has also investigated abortion and euthanasia as part of a moral philosophy course at St Andrews University.