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Ethics (via "Latin ethica from the "Ancient Greek ἠθική [φιλοσοφία] "moral philosophy", from the "adjective of "ἤθος ēthos "custom, habit"), a major branch of philosophy, is the study of "values and "customs of a person or group. It in simplest terms is the philosophy on how to act. It covers the "analysis and employment of "concepts such as "right and "wrong, "good and evil, and "responsibility. It is divided into three primary areas: meta-ethics (the study of the concept of ethics), normative ethics (the study of how to determine ethical values), and applied ethics (the study of the use of ethical values).

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Justice is the concept of "moral rightness based on "ethics, "rationality, "law, "natural law, "fairness, "religion and/or "equity.[1]

Justice concerns the proper ordering of "things and "persons within a "society. As a concept it has been subject to "philosophical, "legal, and "theological reflection and debate throughout "history. A number of important questions surrounding justice have been fiercely debated over the course of western "history: What is justice? What does it demand of individuals and societies? What is the proper distribution of wealth and resources in society: "equal, "meritocratic, "according to status, or some other arrangement? There are myriad possible answers to these questions from divergent perspectives on the political and philosophical spectrum.

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Simon Blackburn (born 1944) is a British academic "philosopher known for his efforts to popularize "philosophy. He attended "Clifton College and went on to receive his bachelor's degree in Moral Sciences (i.e. philosophy) in 1965 from "Trinity College, Cambridge. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the "University of Cambridge's "Faculty of Philosophy and Research Professor of Philosophy at the "University of North Carolina. He is also a fellow of "Trinity College, "Cambridge, and has previously held teaching posts at "Pembroke College, "Oxford and the "University of North Carolina as an Edna J. Koury Professor.

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  1. ^ Journal of Economic Literature, 41(4), p. 1188.
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