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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Unethical'

Unethical Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    unethical adj
  1. not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behavior; "unethical business practices" [ant: ethical]
  2. not adhering to ethical or moral principles; "base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life"; "cheating is dishonorable"; "they considered colonialism immoral"; "unethical practices in handling public funds" [syn: base, dishonorable, dishonourable, immoral]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Unethical'

Ethics (also known as moral philosophy) is a branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality — that is, concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice, etc.

Major branches of ethics include:

Within each of these branches are many different schools of thought and still further sub-fields of study.

Meta-ethics is the branch of ethics that seeks to understand the nature of ethical properties, and ethical statements, attitudes, and judgments. Meta-ethics as a discipline gained attention with G.E. Moore's famous work Principia Ethica from 1903 in which Moore first addressed what he referred to as the naturalistic fallacy. Moore's rebuttal of naturalistic ethics, his Open Question Argument sparked an interest within the analytic branch of western philosophy to concern oneself with second order questions about ethics; specifically the semantics, epistemology and ontology of ethics.

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* What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public. - Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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Unethical Sample Sentences in News

  • How coffee can keep workers honest
    People who get too little sleep are prone to go along with unethical practices at work, a study says -- unless they up their caffeine intake. Read more on this news related to 'Unethical'
  • Unethical method of conversion not addressed
    FMT LETTER: From A Vaithilingam, via e-mail The Seremban High Court ruling on Deepa and her children has given mixed feelings to many like me, when it did not decide on the unjust and improper conversion by the father. I remember the the case of Shyamala’s two children in Alor Star, Kedah. In my opinion the judges in both cases have abdicated their rights to hea Read more on this news related to 'Unethical'
  • A Cup of Coffee Can Help You Act Ethically at Work
    Caffeine could help sleep-deprived workers resist unethical influence, according to a study from professors at the University of North Carolina, University of Washington and University of Arizona. (PRWeb April 03, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11725512.htm Read more on this news related to 'Unethical'

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