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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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The role of language is an essential component of Smith's moral philosophy because it is the fundamental connection between the individual and the community.
This way of defending a certain way of doing moral philosophy contains an insight that has often been overlooked in moral philosophy.
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.
SENTIENCE AND SENSIBILITY: A Conversation About Moral Philosophy Release: November 2006 Format: Cloth; 5-1/2 x 8 Page Count: 346 pages Price: $32.
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.
Rather than solely investigating their perceptions, as has been the situation in prior work, the present study extends retail selling ethics by focusing on the relationship between retail salespersons' moral philosophy and their perceptions of questionable retail selling practices.
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.
And where it works artistically, and is not simply a matter of convention, it seems to be related to eudaimonism, the moral philosophy positing that happiness has a solid ethical base, or some exposition of the good life, which is a major factor in the successful achievement of eucatastrophe.
As befits the work of professor on the Committee for Social Thought at the University of Chicago, Kass's book, Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, is first and foremost an academic work of moral philosophy.