virtue ethic

virtue ethic

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

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  • Virtue — (Latin virtus ; Greek Polytonic|ἀρετή) is moral excellence. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting individual and collective well being, and thus good by definition. The opposite of virtue is vice.Etymologically the word virtue… …   Wikipedia

  • virtue — [n] honor, integrity advantage, asset, character, charity, chastity, consideration, credit, ethic, ethicality, ethicalness, excellence, faith, faithfulness, fineness, fortitude, generosity, goodness, good point*, high mindedness, hope, ideal,… …   New thesaurus

  • Ethic of reciprocity — The ethic of reciprocity is a fundamental moral value which refers to the balance in an interactive system such that each party has both rights and duties, and the subordinate norm of complementarity states that one s rights are the other s… …   Wikipedia

  • virtue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Moral uprightness Nouns 1. virtue; virtuousness, goodness; morality; moral rectitude; integrity, probity; nobleness; prudence; morals, ethics, duty; work ethic; cardinal virtues; merit, worth, excellence …   English dictionary for students

  • virtue — 01. Humility is considered an important [virtue] in many Far Eastern cultures. 02. Her religious beliefs have always been the principal force guiding her [virtuous] behavior. 03. It is important for the children to learn the [virtue] of hard work …   Grammatical examples in English

  • virtue — virtueless, adj. virtuelessness, n. /verr chooh/, n. 1. moral excellence; goodness; righteousness. 2. conformity of one s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude. 3. chastity; virginity: to lose one s virtue. 4. a …   Universalium

  • Hacker ethic — refers to the values and philosophy that are standard in the hacker community. The early hacker culture and resulting philosophy originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1950s and 1960 s. The term hacker ethic is… …   Wikipedia

  • protestant ethic — noun Usage: usually capitalized P : an ethic that stresses the virtue of hard work, thrift, and self discipline * * * ˌProtestant ˈethic 7 (also ˌProtestant ˈwork ethic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Protestant work ethic — noun An attitude to life stressing the virtue of hard work over enjoyment, popularly associated with the Protestant denominations • • • Main Entry: ↑protest * * * ˌProtestant ˈethic 7 (also ˌProtestant ˈwork ethic) noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Protestant ethic — noun Date: 1926 an ethic that stresses the virtue of hard work, thrift, and self discipline …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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