Prague, Czech Republic

Applied Ethics

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: humanities
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Years of study: 4
Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. The term ethics derives from Ancient Greek ἠθικός (ethikos), from ἦθος (ethos), meaning 'habit, custom'. The branch of philosophy axiology comprises the sub-branches of ethics and aesthetics, each concerned with values.
The World and Life are one. Physiological life is of course not "Life". And neither is psychological life. Life is the world.
Ethics does not treat of the world. Ethics must be a condition of the world, like logic.
Ethics and Aesthetics are one.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Journal entry (24 July 1916), p. 77e, Notebooks 1914-1916, as translated by Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe, first edition (1961), Second edition (1984)
I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values. I am not thinking so much of the dangers with which technical progress has directly confronted mankind, as of the stifling of mutual human considerations by a "matter-of-fact" habit of thought which has come to lie like a killing frost upon human relations. … The frightful dilemma of the political world situation has much to do with this sin of omission on the part of our civilization. Without "ethical culture," there is no salvation for humanity.
Albert Einstein, in "The Need for Ethical Culture" celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Ethical Culture Society (5 January 1951)
Strong ethics keep corporations healthy. Poor ethics make companies sick. Values are the immune system of every organisation.
Patrick Dixon, in Building a Better Business (2005), p. 131
Researchers have gained new insights into sources of carbon-based aerosols that intensify the impact of climate change in the Arctic.
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