Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of right conduct and character; the science which treats of the nature and grounds of moral obligation and of the rules which ought to determine conduct in accordance with this obligation; the doctrine of man's duty in respect to himself and the rights of others. Kant distinguishes between pure morals, or the science of the necessary moral laws of a free will, and ethics properly so called, which considers those laws as under the influence of sentiments, inclinations, and passions to which all human beings are more or less subject.
- n. The whole of the moral sciences; natural jurisprudence. In this application ethics includes moral philosophy, international law, public or political law, civil law, and history, profane, civil, and political.
- n. A particular system of principles and rules concerning moral obligations and regard for the rights of others, whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human actions and duties: as, social ethics; medical ethics.
- n. philosophy The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.
- n. Morality.
- n. The standards that govern the conduct of a person, especially a member of a profession.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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 respect to a single class of human actions
- n. motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
- n. the philosophical study of moral values and rules
- From Old French ethique, from Late Latin ethica, from Ancient Greek ἠθική (ēthike), from ἠθικός (ēthikos, "of or for morals, moral, expressing character"), from ἦθος (ēthos, "character, moral nature"). (Wiktionary)
“Matthew, who happens to be a bit lacking in ethics, is a key executive for a major pharmaceutical company.”
“The term ethics is the most ancient, as dating from Aristotle himself; ēthos, radically related to ethos, from the root ezō, “to set” and”
“It is evident at once that according to these definitions ethics is something entirely other than what is usually understood thereby in the scientific world; and it involves not a little courage to undertake to justify the applying of the term ethics to this extensive field.”
“Copernican revolution in philosophy", as he termed it: the most fundamental revolution in the whole history of epistemology; and his ethics is the most important one since Aristotle's.”
“If the human soul the source of free will and knowing the difference between good and evil has biological roots extending back up to 35 million years ago among our primate cousins, perhaps we should entertain the possibility that what we call ethics, morality, and free will all have their roots in natural selection.”
“All of those that involve what they call the ethics bill.”
“I trained her myself in what she called the ethics of this business, and she had been practicing what I have preached.”
“You may laugh at what you call ethics, but that is only a name for one of many kinds of collisions.”
“That caused Mr. Giorno to establish what he called an ethics "screen.”
“The ones we need to reach are those who have no interest in ethics regarding anything let alone hunting.”
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