ethical system

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ethical system (plural ethical systems)

  1. (ethics) A particular set of consistent ethical principles.
    • 1913, “Altruism”, in Catholic Encyclopedia:
      The main defects of Comte's ethical system are those that are common to all forms of Eudaemonism: its norm of morality is relative and contingent; it possesses no principles by which the quality of its subject-matter, social happiness, may be defined; its imperative imposes no moral obligation.