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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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However, Ryn is quite suggestive that there is a strong link between the moral philosophy of the day and the desperate situation in which we find ourselves.
One may understand how appreciated Modern Moral Philosophy has become today by reading these words of Roger Crisp who does not hesitate to call it 'one of the most influential philosophy articles of the twentieth century' (Crisp, 1996, 1).
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 offers both faith and the entire intellectual history of moral philosophy a seat at the table of ethical discourse.
So the work of interpreting Shakespeare in relation to moral philosophy has continued in the criticism of A.
At issue is the interpretation of a passage in Witherspoon's fourteenth moral philosophy lecture that reads in part: "the magistrate ought to make public provision for the worship of God, in such a manner as agreeable to the great body of the society; though at the same time all who dissent from it are fully tolerated" (quoted 33).
Killing terrorists is justifiable, said David Gushee, a professor of moral philosophy at Union University in Jackson, Tenn.
The impressive collaboration of George Grant (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Bannockburn College, Franklin, Tennessee) and Gregory Wilbur (Professor of Aesthetics, Bannockburn College, Franklin, Tennessee), The Christian Almanac: A Book Of Days Celebrating History's Most Significant People And Events is now in a newly revised and expanded second edition.
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.S.