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Descriptor in English: Ethics
Descriptor in Spanish: Ética
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ética
Descriptor in French: Éthique
Entry term(s): Egoism
Ethical Issue
Ethical Issues
Ethics, Situational
Issue, Ethical
Issues, Ethical
Law, Natural
Laws, Natural
Metaethics
Moral Policies
Moral Policy
Natural Law
Natural Laws
Policies, Moral
Policy, Moral
Situational Ethics
Tree number(s): K01.752.566.479
N05.350
Scope note: The philosophy or code pertaining to what is ideal in human character and conduct. Also, the field of study dealing with the principles of morality.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
HI history
DeCS UI: 5080
Descriptor UI: D004989
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Ethics - Preferred
Concept UI M0007835
Scope note The philosophy or code pertaining to what is ideal in human character and conduct. Also, the field of study dealing with the principles of morality.
Preferred term Ethics
Ethical Issues - Narrower
Concept UI M0007843
Preferred term Ethical Issues
Entry term(s) Ethical Issue
Issue, Ethical
Issues, Ethical
Situational Ethics - Narrower
Concept UI M0007839
Preferred term Situational Ethics
Entry term(s) Ethics, Situational
Moral Policy - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0007837
Preferred term Moral Policy
Entry term(s) Moral Policies
Policies, Moral
Policy, Moral
Natural Law - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0390163
Scope note Rules of conduct derived from nature and considered to be binding upon human society in the absence of, or in addition to, institutional law. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Preferred term Natural Law
Entry term(s) Law, Natural
Laws, Natural
Natural Laws
Egoism - Narrower
Concept UI M0007832
Scope note The ethical doctrine that morality has its foundations in self-interest. Also, excessive preoccupation with one's own well-being and interests.
Preferred term Egoism
Metaethics - Narrower
Concept UI M0007836
Preferred term Metaethics



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