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