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The three ethical theories are metaethics, normative ethics and applied ethics. Another term for ethics is moral philosophy. It is the practice of learning about, and recommending practices of right and wrong behavior. More »

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Cell theory is the scientific theory that describes the properties of cells, primarily that the cell is the basic unit of life, and all living things are made of cells and all cells come from pre-existing cells. Modern c... More »

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Conflict theory refers to a group of perspectives within sociology that explain society in terms of the discordance between social groups. These perspectives run contrary to structural functionalism, which defines societ... More »

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The three types of ethics include descriptive ethics, normative ethics and metaethics, explains Lander University’s Philosophy Department. Each type has a place in the functionality of a society. More »

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In an article on the website of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Dr. David Resnik explains that the study of ethics is important because it sets the code for normative behavior in any profession. ... More »

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Ethical formalism is a type of ethical theory that defines ethics based on a logic that holds if something is defined as right or wrong, then it is right or wrong 100 percent of the time. Ethical formalism places more em... More »

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Patient autonomy is the most basic right of every individual and an example of a medical ethics dilemma. Autonomy means "self-rule" and involves the right of an individual to make choices that may go against a physician'... More »

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