ethical motive

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Noun1.ethical motive - motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
motivation, motive, need - the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
hedonism - the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
conscience, moral sense, scruples, sense of right and wrong - motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
Christ Within, Inner Light, Light Within, Light - a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
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Moreover, on her side, was his belief that her ethical motive in the argument was impregnable.
H2 explores the effect of a profit motive by considering two CSR investments: an anonymous investment with only an ethical motive, and a CSR investment with both an ethical and a financial motive.
If public scholarship on the ecological challenges of the twenty-first century is to be enabling, rather than divisive, it may need to find a more tolerant vision of ethical motive.
The dilemma facing teachers and teaching, a profession "typically driven by ethical motive or intrinsic desire," is that it is caught between two competing forces in schools: "Teachers try to balance their work between the moral purpose of student-centred pedagogy within education as a public good, on one hand, and the drive for higher standards through perceived efficiency of the presentation-recitation mode of instruction and the perspective of education as a private good.
It's a position that many of us hold - a loathing for Saddam Hussein but a desire that everything should be done legitimately and with a clear, ethical motive rather than the selfish interests of American oilmen or whoever.
Like the economic motive, the ethical motive was "politicized".
Even when pursued with ethical motives, this undermines local markets, deprives the regional poor of vital work and prevents local textile industries from developing properly.
Take this line: "The evidence suggests that when ethical motives and self-interested motives are both present, they do not act independently or reinforce each other.