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1. Noun. a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important [1]. Example - "his ethicism often led him to moralize" Image File history File links Circle-question-red. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Ethics (via Latin from the Ancient Greek moral philosophy, from the adjective of Ä“thos custom, habit), a major branch of philosophy, is the study of values and customs of a person or group. ...


2. Noun. a generic term for 'the practice of ethics'. Example - "the company's investment in ethicism led to them winning this year's 'Green Award'" Ethics (via Latin from the Ancient Greek moral philosophy, from the adjective of Ä“thos custom, habit), a major branch of philosophy, is the study of values and customs of a person or group. ...

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History of ethicism

The word 'ethicism' does not often crop up in either the media or general conversation. It's not yet included in any of the main English paper dictionaries, but it is listed in some online dictionaries[2][3]. Like the word 'capitalism' forms from 'capital', the -ism suffix naturally forms a noun of action from the adjective 'ethical'. Ethics is a general term for what is often described as the science (study) of morality. In philosophy, ethical behavior is that which is good or right. ...


Examples of ethics 'being applied'

1. In 2006 the UK Labour government raised taxes for higher-polluting vehicles, and lowered taxes for vehicles with lower emissions.[4] This type of taxing policy is sometimes called green tax. Ecotax, short for Ecological taxation, can refer to: (1) A fiscal policy that introduces taxes intended to promote ecologically sustainable activities via economic incentives. ...


2. A sportswear company invested in improving employee working conditions in overseas factories. The company then distributed press releases publicising the fact that it has made this investment, and outlining plans to do more. In an increasingly conscience-oriented marketplace, the investment might be financially justified by increased sales, and improved goodwill. A news release or press release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ...

The Fairtrade Certification Mark. The growth in the popularity of Fair Trade goods is often used a tangible example of the general movement towards more ethical living. If 'ethicism' is to be used as a 'noun of action', then the Fair Trade movement could be an example of this.

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x1175, 191 KB) This logo (International Fairtrade Certification Mark) is unique and could not be replaced with a free image. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x1175, 191 KB) This logo (International Fairtrade Certification Mark) is unique and could not be replaced with a free image. ...

See also

Consequentialism refers to those moral theories that hold that the consequences of a particular action form the basis for any valid moral judgment about that action. ... In moral philosophy, deontology is the view that morality either forbids or permits actions, which is done through moral norms. ... Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ... Moral absolutism is the belief that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, devoid of the context of the act. ... Utilitarianism (1861), see Utilitarianism (book). ... Business ethics is a form of the art of applied ethics that examines ethical rules and principles within a commercial context, the various moral or ethical problems that can arise in a business setting, and any special duties or obligations that apply to persons who are engaged in commerce. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ...

External links

  • ethicism.com
  • csr-news.net
  • World Bank archived online discussion: "How Can Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives Deliver Results?"

International fairtrade organisations


 
 

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