ethics

  • 1Ethics — • Many writers regard ethics as any scientific treatment of the moral order and divide it into theological, or Christian, ethics (moral theology) and philosophical ethics (moral philosophy) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ethics …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2ethics —    Ethics may be defined as the study of morality (though some, such as Bernard Williams, distinguish differently between the two). It is traditionally divided into three areas: (1) meta ethics, concerned with the meaning of moral terms ( good ,… …

    Christian Philosophy

  • 3ethics — eth·ics / e thiks/ n pl but sing or pl in constr: the principles of conduct governing an individual or a profession see also aba model rules of professional conduct in the important laws section Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4Ethics — Eth ics ([e^]th [i^]ks), n. [Cf. F. [ e]thique. See {Ethic}.] The science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules of practice in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5ethics — ethics, morals 1. Both terms are concerned with the practice of right and wrong. The Concise Oxford Dictionary (1995) defines ethics as ‘the science of morals in human conduct’; what this means is that morals forms the basis of abstract… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6ethics — Trustees in Bankruptcy are subject to the Codes of Ethics under: CAIRP, The Canadian Association of insolvency and Restructuring Professionals; The Bankruptcy and insolvency Act; The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and where… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 7ethics — is often defined as the concern with what ought to be, whereas science (including social science ) is concerned with describing reality as it actually exists. This distinction has given rise to the notion that social science should be value free… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 8ethics — the science of morals, c.1600, plural of M.E. ethik study of morals (see ETHIC (Cf. ethic)). The word also traces to Ta Ethika, title of Aristotle s work …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9ethics — / ethic [n] moral philosophy, values belief, conduct, conscience, convention, conventionalities, criteria, decency, ethos, goodness, honesty, honor, ideal, imperative, integrity, moral code, morality, mores, natural law, nature, practice,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10ethics — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) the moral principles governing or influencing conduct. 2) the branch of knowledge concerned with moral principles. DERIVATIVES ethicist noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11ethics — [eth′iks] n. 1. the study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; moral philosophy 2. a treatise on this study 3. [with sing. or pl. v.] the system or code of morals of a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 12Ethics — For other uses, see Ethics (disambiguation). Philosophy …

    Wikipedia

  • 13ethics — /eth iks/, n.pl. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture. 2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics;… …

    Universalium

  • 14ETHICS — IN THE BIBLE There is no abstract, comprehensive concept in the Bible which parallels the modern concept of ethics. The term musar designates ethics in later Hebrew, but in the Bible it indicates merely the educational function fulfilled by the… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 15ethics —    by John Marks   Throughout his work, Deleuze draws a clear distinction between ethics and morality. Morality is a set of constraining rules that judge actions and intentions in relation to transcendent values of good and evil. Morality is a… …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 16ethics —    by John Marks   Throughout his work, Deleuze draws a clear distinction between ethics and morality. Morality is a set of constraining rules that judge actions and intentions in relation to transcendent values of good and evil. Morality is a… …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 17ethics — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ personal ▪ She resigned over an issue of personal ethics. ▪ social ▪ He teaches a class on social ethics. ▪ Christian, Je …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18Ethics — Standards of conduct or moral judgement. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ethics eth‧ics [ˈeθɪks] noun [plural] COMMERCE moral rules or principles of behaviour that should guide members of a profession or organization and make them… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 19ethics — Standards of conduct or moral judgment. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ethics eth‧ics [ˈeθɪks] noun [plural] COMMERCE moral rules or principles of behaviour that should guide members of a profession or organization and make them deal… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 20ethics — (akhlaq)    There was a heated debate in Islamic theology between the Ash‘arites and the Mu‘tazilites over the nature of ethics, harking back to the Euthyphro problem of whether the good is what it is because of God’s commands, or whether God’s… …

    Islamic philosophy dictionary