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(religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds) affirmation
moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas casuistry
inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions character , fiber , fibre
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions conscience , moral sense , scruples , sense of right and wrong
ethical or moral code that applies more strictly to one group than to another double standard
ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason endaemonism , eudemonism
doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important ethicism
committee appointed to consider ethical issues ethics committee , ethics panel
means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one expedient
ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good hedonism
pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle hedonism
artistic ethical or moral code integrity
preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values inwardness
preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values) inwardness
monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud Judaism
ethical consequences of life acts karma
desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters materialism , philistinism
study of ethical implications of treatments for neurological diseases neuroethics
influence dictating ethical choice sanction
ethical or moral principle that inhibits action scruple
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