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  1. Ethics is two things. First, ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. Ethics, for example, refers to those standards that impose the reasonable obligations to refrain from rape, stealing, murder ...

  2. Ethics is concerned with rights, responsibilities, use of language, what it means to live an ethical life, and how people make moral decisions. We may think of moralizing as an intellectual...

  3. www.britannica.com › question › What-is-ethicsWhat is ethics? | Britannica

    The term ethics may refer to the philosophical study of the concepts of moral right and wrong and moral good and bad, to any philosophical theory of what is morally right and wrong or morally good and bad, and to any system or code of moral rules, principles, or values.

  4. Mar 20, 2023 · Dictionary.com defines the term as a system of values that are "moral" as determined by a community. In general, morals are considered guidelines that affect individuals, and ethics are considered guideposts for entire larger groups or communities. Ethics are also more culturally based than morals.

  5. ethics, Branch of philosophy that seeks to determine the correct application of moral notions such as good and bad and right and wrong or a theory of the application or nature of such notions. Ethics is traditionally subdivided into normative ethics, metaethics, and applied ethics.

  6. Dec 15, 2009 · Ethics are a system of moral principles and a branch of philosophy which defines what is good for individuals and society. What is ethics? At its simplest,...

  7. Jul 18, 2003 · 1. Preliminaries. 1.1 Virtue. 1.2 Practical Wisdom. 2. Forms of Virtue Ethics. 2.1 Eudaimonist Virtue Ethics. 2.2 Agent-Based and Exemplarist Virtue Ethics. 2.3 Target-Centered Virtue Ethics. 2.4 Platonistic Virtue Ethics. 3. Objections to virtue ethics. 4. Future Directions. Bibliography. Academic Tools. Other Internet Resources. Related Entries.

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