HyperDic: ethics

English > 2 senses of the word ethics:
NOUNmotiveethics, ethical motive, morals, moralitymotivation based on ideas of right and wrong
cognitionethics, moral philosophythe philosophical study of moral values and rules
ethics > pronunciation
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English > ethics: 2 senses > noun 1, motive
Meaningmotivation based on ideas of right and wrong.
Synonymsethical motive, morals, morality
NarrowerInner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ WithinA divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
conscience, scruples, moral sense, sense of right and wrongmotivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
hedonismThe pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
Broadermotivation, motive, needThe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
Spanishética, moralidad, moral
Catalanètica, moralitat, moral
Adjectivesethicalconforming to accepted standards / standards of social or professional behavior
ethicaladhering to ethical and moral ... / moral principles
Nounsethicist, ethiciana philosopher who specializes in ethics
English > ethics: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe philosophical study of moral values and rules.
Synonymmoral philosophy
Category ofdescriptivism(ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value
egoism(ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
prescriptivism(ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior
NarrowerbioethicsThe branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences
casuistrymoral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas
eudemonism, endaemonismAn ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason
hedonismAn ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good
BroaderphilosophyThe rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Spanishética
Catalanètica
Adjectivesethicalof or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
Nounsethicist, ethiciana philosopher who specializes in ethics

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