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Shojaee A, Abolhassani Niyaraki F. An analysis of ethics: virtue, excellence, behavior. ijme. 2011; 4 (4) :67-74
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-168-en.html

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Based on the definition offered by ancient scholars and philosophers, the term “ethics” refers to a certain set of qualities and character traits, and an ethical person is one who possesses those qualities. This definition is still accepted, although it does not undertake the actions of an ethical person, and does not clarify the stance regarding an ethical person who happens to commit an unethical act. While supporting the definition above, this paper will investigate people’s behaviors individually through an analytical approach, logical arguments, and by applying falsification criticism. It will then proceed to define the term “piety” and provide a comprehensive exposition of an ethical person. The above-mentioned exposition is offered in this paper for the first time and presents a fresh approach to defining morality. It combines the terms piety and ethics to argue that an ethical person is a pious individual who not only possesses ethical characteristics, but also is sensitive to each one of his/her behaviors.
Keywords: Ethics, behavior, virtue
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