ethic


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ethic

a moral principle or set of moral values held by an individual or group
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References in classic literature ?
"D'ye know, Hump," he said, with a slow seriousness which had in it an indefinable strain of sadness, "that this is the first time I have heard the word 'ethics' in the mouth of a man.
"At one time in my life," he continued, after another pause, "I dreamed that I might some day talk with men who used such language, that I might lift myself out of the place in life in which I had been born, and hold conversation and mingle with men who talked about just such things as ethics. And this is the first time I have ever heard the word pronounced.
But I did get something out of his Data of Ethics. There's where I ran across 'altruism,' and I remember now how it was used."
Ostensibly it is merely a continuation of the Ethics, but it comes to treat political questions from a purely political standpoint.
Nicomachean Ethics, 1819; mainly from text of Bekker, by D.
"Remember, I am enunciating biology and not sentimental ethics. No state of slaves can stand - "
Like the ancient Sophists, he relegates the more important principles of ethics to custom and probability.
* On the surface, one might think that investing in key business activities such as accelerating technology development or strengthening workforce talent may represent higher priorities and offer greater returns than investing in ethics.
The committee is staffed by the Bar's Ethics Department.
There are three major traditions in ethical thought: virtue ethics, deontological ethics and utilitarian ethics.
ACCA's partnership with these organisations emphasises its commitment to ethics and professionalism.