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ethical imperative

a principle or practice taken to be ethically required of one. The binding character of the principle or behavior may result from a perceived logical or rational necessity, as in the categorical imperative defined by Immanuel Kant, or it may seem to arise from some set of empirical facts; for example, energy conservation may seem to be an ethical imperative given that one accepts the evidence of global warming.

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March 2nd 2024



n. a person who is able to accomplish some action or desired result.