Ethical vs Cognitivism - What's the difference?

ethical | cognitivism |


As nouns the difference between ethical and cognitivism

is that ethical is an ethical drug while cognitivism is (philosophy) the view that ethical sentences express propositions and are therefore capable of being true or false.

As an adjective ethical

is (philosophy|not comparable) of or relating to the study of ethics.

ethical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (philosophy, not comparable) Of or relating to the study of ethics.
  • The philosopher Kant is particularly known for his ethical writings.
  • (not comparable) Of or relating to the accepted principles of right and wrong, especially those of some organization or profession.
  • All employees must familiarize themselves with our ethical guidelines.
  • (comparable) Morally approvable, when referring to an action that affects others; good.
  • We are trying to decide what the most ethical course of action would be.
  • (of a drug, not comparable) Only dispensed on the prescription of a physician.
  • In most jurisdictions, morphine is classified as an ethical drug.

    Usage notes

    * In general usage ethical'' is used to describe standards of behavior between individuals, while ''moral'' or ''immoral can describe any behavior. You can call lying unethical or immoral, for example, because it involves the behavior of one person and how it affects another, but violating dietary prohibitions in a holy text can only be described as immoral.

    Derived terms

    * ethical investment * ethical system * meta-ethical * (morally approvable) unethical

    See also

    * ethical dative

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An ethical drug.
  • Anagrams

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    cognitivism

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia cognitivism)
  • (philosophy) The view that ethical sentences express propositions and are therefore capable of being true or false.
  • (arts) The view that a work of art is valuable if it contributes to knowledge.
  • (psychology) The view that mental function can be understood as the internal manipulation of symbols according to a set of rules.