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Ethos vs. Ethic

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Ethosnoun

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

Ethicadjective

Moral, relating to morals.

Ethosnoun

(rhetoric) A form of rhetoric in which the writer or speaker invokes their authority, competence or expertise in an attempt to persuade others that their view is correct.

Ethicnoun

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.’;

Ethosnoun

(aesthetics) 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.

Ethicnoun

The morality of an action.

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Ethosnoun

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.

Ethicadjective

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.

‘The ethical meaning of the miracles.’;

Ethosnoun

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.

Ethicnoun

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

Ethosnoun

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

‘the Greek ethos’;

Ethicnoun

a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct.

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Ethosnoun

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

‘a challenge to the ethos of the 1960s’;

Ethicnoun

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’;

Ethos

Ethos ( or US: ) is a Greek word meaning that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence emotions, behaviors, and even morals.

‘character’;

Ethicnoun

a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct

Ethicnoun

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’;

Ethicadjective

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

‘the ethic question is of wider import’;

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