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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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(8) "Si esta en nuestra mano evitar que suceda algo realmente malo, sin por ello sacrificar algo de significado moral analogo, debemos hacerlo" (SINGER, Peter: Practical ethics, Cambridge University Press, Nueva York, 1979, pag.
In general, participants have a tendency to reduce medical ethics to practical ethics. Participants wait to make practical solutions from ethical problems from ethics specialists.
Moreover, by the early 1920s, Husserl came to see Brentano's division between theoretical and practical ethics as largely artificial.
It is designed to reach as broad an audience as possible by addressing problems that can beunderstood be combining multiple discipline discourses, like institutional design, or practical ethics, or by addressing phenomena that have broad ramifications, like civilizing processes in world politics, or the evolution of environmental norms.
The premise upon which practical ethics must be based is that power must be exercised in the interest of those for whose benefit it was entrusted rather than abused for the self aggrandizement of the planner.
The underlying shift that frames the book and the ethics outlined therein was from 'applied ethics' to 'practical ethics'--paralleled by a consequent shift from 'traditional ethics' to 'empirical ethics'.
Today's principles-based practical ethics is a different matter altogether.
This phenomenon implies some editorial doubts about the origin of Ricoeur's practical ethics, or morality.
Interdisciplinary dialogue could create a more systematic and practical ethics framework to help those involved with global outreach examine these general questions and ask others.
Paul Cefalu's Moral Identity makes the persuasive case that Reformation theologians were more or less incapable of developing a moral theory of practical ethics that would square with Protestant theories of salvation.
Peter Singer's Practical Ethics (23) is probably the most widely used text in courses on applied ethics, including bioethics, in the English-speaking world.
In conclusion, Jansen mentions the Internet as the new challenge for practical ethics and he points out--with Debatin, Sandbothe, Coy--ethical problem areas and their solutions, to date (pp.

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