[ eth-uh-sist ]


  1. a person who specializes in or writes on ethics ethics or who is devoted to ethical principles.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ethicist1

First recorded in 1890–95; ethic + -ist

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Example Sentences

More portable and more reliable ways to eavesdrop on the brain from the outside are moving forward fast, a swiftness that has prompted some ethicists, scientists and futurists to call for special protections of neural data.

Some ethicists argue that such programs may further entrench existing inequalities, and this is already happening with Israel’s pass, since few Palestinians in the occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank have access to vaccines.

As neurotechnology marches ahead, scientists, ethicists, companies and governments are looking for answers on how, or even whether, to regulate brain technology.

The DSMB includes leading experts in the fields of infectious disease and vaccinology, as well as biostatisticians and ethicists, and is reviewing the first batches of study data for the first hints of efficacy.

From Time

For the most strategic features, having an “empathy committee,” composed not just of engineering and business people, but also of sociologists, ethicists, and philosophers, would help.

From Fortune

If his Ethicist gig ever winds up feeling too constricting, he can always launch a column called The Sophist.

The "ethicist's fallacy" is the source of all absolutism in theory, and all intolerance in practice.

And it applies also to what one may, with a great deal of benefit, dub the "ethicist's fallacy."

With the purest intention he is much less of an ethicist than Kant.





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