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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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Based on the above-mentioned code, only having faith in God and accepting a firm ethical system can make humans' life filled with the sublime concepts and humans' noble values and prevent disturbance and shakiness of humans' values.
Every ethical system is imperfect and therefore demands on occasion, at
In each step from mere vanity and love of praise, to prudence, to magnanimity, the student of Smith's ethical system moves from the meanest to the highest form of self-love.
is a guiding principle found not only in every major religion, but also in every significant ethical system.
She also attempts to trace Stoic tenets in Cicero and Quintilian, a key step in her argument that "the Stoic ethical system does play an important role in the evolution of the British rhetorical tradition, beginning with its role in the formation of Cicero's notion of the ethical function of expression and Quintilian's conception of rhetoric that 'is appropriate only to a good man and is itself a virtue'" (p.
Second, Marina argues that Schleiermacher's metaphysics of the self and account of self-consciousness provide the foundations of an ethical system that stands as a powerful alternative to the usual ethical fare.
In other words, the argument from performative contradiction provides us the reasons for preferring libertarianism to any other ethical system.
Doesn't always work, isn't always well applied, but that's the heart of Judaism, and it's an ethical system tested and retested for 3,500 years, in every conceivable moral and political climate, around the world.
In any case, such evaluations and actions are clearly widespread, going well beyond one or another particular religion or secular ethical system.
This second system of ethical regard refuses to separate the agent from the ethical system, so that Hemingway must constantly revisit the principles with which he confronts animals and places.
However, Abelard's ethical system cannot be viewed as completely subjective, since the rightness of an individual act of consent is grounded in objective standards established by God.