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Economical Ethics
(1,610 words)

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I. Definition

Economical ethics (EE) deal with those aspects of economical actions that can be judged according to ethical criteria. It is a modern theoretical discipline which analyzes primarily those normative ideas and attitudes that exert considerable influence on the economic activities of individuals or social groups as well as on the  economy at large. These ideas are not necessarily motivated by morals but often serve only to legitimize the economic actions…

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Alonso-Núñez, José Miguel (Madrid), “Economical Ethics”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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