Ethical rule

  Reference/Meaning Formula
#1 A formal statement of duty that seeks to govern the social conduct of individual members of a community. To be used widely, it must be determined by a primal authority. PH"6
#2 The ethical authority ensuring that constraints defined by recognizable authorities can become binding obligations on all. sPH"6-G1
#3 The characteristic feature of natural moral institutions. PH"4
#4 Ethical authorities, being constituted out of ethical rules, are often referred to loosely as rules: cf. ethical principles, ethical positions, ethical standards and ethical imperatives. sPH"6
#5 See: legitimist approach. PH'6-L6


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Last updated: 15-Jan-2014

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