Wednesday Word for January 19, 2022

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

  1. ethics plural in form but singular or plural in construction: the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation
  2. a. set of moral principles: a theory or system of moral values
    b. ethics plural in form but singular or plural in construction: the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group
    c: a guiding philosophy
    d: a consciousness of moral importance
  3. ethics plural: a set of moral issues or aspects (such as rightness)

History

Middle English ethik, from Middle French ethique, from Latin ethice, from Greek ēthikē, from ēthikos.

Usage and Examples

Here are some examples:

  1. Debates about ethics have often accompanied well-known, not to say infamous, cases of alleged ethical transgression.
  2. This one explores genetic science, in particular the ethics of selecting genes for our children.
  3. Surely they’re old enough to learn about ethics and moral philosophy.

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