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business ethics

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management.

Is the application of ethical reasoning to the situation of business organizations, including their role as employers. It is a growing field of academic research and teaching in university...

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corrective justice

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A theory of justice with roots in Aristotle, which focuses on the connection between law and morality. Personal responsibility for one's actions and their consequences for victims (to whom...

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John Rawls

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Social Sciences.


American moral and political philosopher. Born in Baltimore, Rawls was educated at Princeton. After teaching at Princeton, Cornell, and MIT, he joined Harvard in 1962....

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Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

In bioethics, justice is one of the basic principles, meaning fairness, impartiality, equity. It includes the concept of distributive justice, and application of affirmative action when...

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justice, commutative

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Term derived from Aristotle via Aquinas for the restoration of justice by means of exchange or payment. See also justice, distributive.

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no-fault compensation

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Medicine and Health.

A scheme based on the principle that injured persons should receive compensation for their injuries without having to prove fault against any individual. The term is American in origin, and...

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procedural justice

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Philosophy.

The element of justice concerned with the application of laws, rather than with the content of the laws themselves. If an unjust law is applied, then procedural justice may obtain although...

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social justice

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

The objective of creating a fair and equal society in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest.


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