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Ethics

Standards of conduct or moral judgment.
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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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In addition to yielding the interesting results outlined above, our applied ethics research personally impacted us.
Applied ethics provide a practical bridging mechanism between ethical (moral) theory and practical solutions.
Similarly, applied ethics is about finding action-guiding principles that are the best you can devise in the context of application, rather than the most consistent ethical theory.
Ethics of care is established as applied ethics, rather than as a theoretical construct in convergence to the postmodern vision of abandoning the meta-narratives.
Since this standard is independent of the standard of usefulness, a useful work in applied ethics need not be philosophically interesting, and a philosophically interesting work need not be useful for a practitioner.
It opens with a chapter that outlines his methodology and his fundamental ethical theory called "the Middle Way" or "Middle Way Ethics." The rest of the book is divided into a series of chapters on applied ethics subjects.
On the whole, the book is a unique and real contribution to the understanding of applied ethics in world church, for its inter-disciplinary focus, its broad scope that accommodates the empirical problems of Catholic ethics of many continents, for identifying the issues of ethical debates and challenges before Catholic churches, and above all, for giving a trajectory necessary for re-interpreting the gospel in the contemporary world.
This fills a relatively thin area in the literature of Christian environmental ethics, which has focused primarily on either normative ethics or applied ethics at the individual level.
MORALITY AND GLOBAL JUSTICE: JUSTIFICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS (9780813344324, $35.00) offer applied ethics to consider how moral justifications are applied in social and political arenas.
has deliberately set out to write an intellectual history of fundamental moral theology, he necessarily goes beyond those parameters to deal with events (e.g., World War II) or issues in applied ethics (e.g., contraception) that shaped influential figures and debates.
By the end of the volume, however, the essays taken as a whole come together to make up pieces of a quilt that does indeed help to position public health as, ".a rapidly growing area of applied ethics in its own right." (p.
This article begins with an examination of the purpose of ethics and a review of the underlying values guiding ethical standards of the counseling profession and the counseling literature dedicated to applied ethics. The objective of the article is to promote a context-specific focus on applied ethics, addressing the needs of community counselors working within public human service systems.

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