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Ethics (via Latin ethica from the Ancient Greek ἠθική [φιλοσοφία] "moral philosophy", from the adjective of ἤθος ēthos "custom, habit"), a major branch of philosophy, is the study of values and customs of a person or group. It covers the analysis and employment of concepts such as right and wrong, good and evil, and responsibility. It is divided into three primary areas: meta-ethics (the study of the concept of ethics), normative ethics (the study of how to determine ethical values), and applied ethics (the study of the use of ethical values).

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Environmental ethics is the part of environmental philosophy which considers extending the tradional boundaries of ethics from solely including humans to including the non-human world. It exerts influence on a large range of disciplines including law, sociology, theology, economics, ecology and geography.

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Simon Blackburn (born 1944) is a British academic philosopher known for his efforts to popularize philosophy. He attended Clifton College and went on to receive his bachelor's degree in Moral Sciences (i.e. philosophy) in 1965 from Trinity College, Cambridge. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Philosophy and Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina. He is also a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and has previously held teaching posts at Pembroke College, Oxford and the University of North Carolina as an Edna J. Koury Professor.

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:18:45 -0700

Legislative leaders in Iowa have no immediate plans to change ethics rules governing political work after a former state senator admitted to lying about receiving payments to switch his support from one Republican presidential candidate to another.

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Indianapolis Star
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:07:12 -0700

The Star previously reported that Turner helped kill the measure during a closed-door Republican caucus meeting. A House ethics panel later cleared Turner of wrongdoing for those actions, but noted that he failed to meet “the highest spirit of ...
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Another big focus this legislative session has been on ethics in the wake of criminal cases against senators. Three seats have been vacant for months after Democratic Sens. Leland Yee of San Francisco and Ron Calderon of Montebello were arrested on ...
LA Daily News
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:41:15 -0700

State lawmakers pass ethics reform following scandals. State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, was charged in a 24-count federal indictment in February with accepting $100,000 in bribes, trips and other goods File/Watchara Phomicinda/Staff Photographer.
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:18:45 -0700

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:30:00 -0700

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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0700

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Questioning Deputy Chief Constable Neil Richardson, Mr Houston said: “Why would you not have that conversation about ethics of all things with the authority rather than consult others and then come to the authority about how best we can get engaged?”.

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