A good joke trumps all ethics and standards, which is why comedy can push into areas considered taboo in normal conversation.
The Greek philosopher did ethics and tragedy, sure—but he also invented science as we know it.
“These decisions should not be made in private, but with an ethics committee,” he said.
I bet it comes up in the debate [Monday] as a question of Obama ethics.
Some believe you need to be taught to disapprove of her morals and ethics.
It should be a school of ethics, and take a leading part in every human betterment.
The ethics of Shinto were all included in conformity to custom.
Thus even in ethics there is now perceptible in some quarters a tendency to repudiate the normative standpoint.
The due succession of folkways, mores, character, and ethics is here broken.
In manners, as in theology and ethics, there is the same simplicity, which some have called almost barbarous.
"the science of morals," c.1600, plural of Middle English ethik "study of morals" (see ethic). The word also traces to Ta Ethika, title of Aristotle's work.
late 14c., ethik "study of morals," from Old French etique (13c.), from Late Latin ethica, from Greek ethike philosophia "moral philosophy," fem. of ethikos "ethical," from ethos "moral character," related to ethos "custom" (see ethos). Meaning "a person's moral principles" is attested from 1650s.
ethics eth·ics (ěth'ĭks)
The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the conduct of the members of a profession.
The branch of philosophy that deals with morality. Ethics is concerned with distinguishing between good and evil in the world, between right and wrong human actions, and between virtuous and nonvirtuous characteristics of people.