a person who specializes in or writes on ethics or who is devoted to ethical principles.
- Also e·thi·cian [e-thish-uhn]. /ɛˈθɪʃ ən/.
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How to use ethicist in a sentence
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.Three visions of the future, inspired by neuroscience’s past and present | Laura Sanders | March 3, 2021 | Science News
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.Israel’s “green pass” is an early vision of how we leave lockdown | Cat Ferguson | March 2, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
As neurotechnology marches ahead, scientists, ethicists, companies and governments are looking for answers on how, or even whether, to regulate brain technology.Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity? | Laura Sanders | February 11, 2021 | Science News
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.Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective. Here’s What That Really Means | Alice Park | November 17, 2020 | 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.
If his ethicist gig ever winds up feeling too constricting, he can always launch a column called The Sophist.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football? | Steve Almond | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The "ethicist's fallacy" is the source of all absolutism in theory, and all intolerance in practice.The Philosophy of Spinoza | Baruch de Spinoza
And it applies also to what one may, with a great deal of benefit, dub the "ethicist's fallacy."The Philosophy of Spinoza | Baruch de Spinoza
With the purest intention he is much less of an ethicist than Kant.Julia Ward Howe | Laura E. Richards