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Ethos vs. Ethic

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Main Difference

The main difference between Ethos and Ethic is that the Ethos is a Greek word for "character" and Ethic is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct.

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  • Ethos (noun)

    The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.

  • Ethos (noun)

    The traits in a work of art which express the ideal or typic character, as influenced by the ethos (character or fundamental values) of a people, rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; opposed to pathos.

  • Ethic (adjective)

    Moral, relating to morals.

  • Ethic (noun)

    A set of principles of right and wrong behaviour guiding, or representative of, a specific culture, society, group, or individual.

    "I think the golden rule is a great ethic."

  • Ethic (noun)

    The morality of an action.

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  • Ethos (noun)

    the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations

    "a challenge to the ethos of the 1960s"

  • Ethic (noun)

    a set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct

    "the puritan ethic was being replaced by the hedonist ethic"

  • Ethic (adjective)

    relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these

    "the ethic question is of wider import"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Ethos (noun)

    The character, sentiment, or disposition of a community or people, considered as a natural endowment; the spirit which actuates manners and customs; also, the characteristic tone or genius of an institution or social organization.

  • Ethos (noun)

    The traits in a work of art which express the ideal or typic character - character as influenced by the ethos (sense 1) of a people - rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; - opposed to pathos.

  • Ethic (adjective)

    Of, or belonging to, morals; treating of the moral feelings or duties; containing percepts of morality; moral; as, ethic discourses or epistles; an ethical system; ethical philosophy.

  • Ethic (noun)

    the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; as, the Puritan ethic.

  • Ethic (noun)

    a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct.

Webster Dictionary
  • Ethos (noun)

    (anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era;

    "the Greek ethos"

  • Ethic (noun)

    the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group;

    "the Puritan ethic"

    "a person with old-fashioned values"

  • Ethic (noun)

    a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct

Princeton's WordNet

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