ETHICS, 1. the study of the general nature of morals. The rules or standards governing the conduct of the members of a profession. (HCO PL 3 May 72) 2. the study of the general nature of morals and the specific moral choices to be made by the individual in his relationship with others. It could also be called “philosophy of morals, and also called moral philosophy.” Ethics is a first dynamic action. (7204C11 SO) 3. All ethics really does is hold the lines firm so that you can route and audit. All ethics is for in actual fact is simply that additional tool necessary to make it possible to get technology in. That’s the whole purpose of ethics; to get technology in. When you’ve got technical in, that’s as far as you carry an ethics action. (SH Spec 61, 6505C18) 4. the purpose of ethics is to remove counter intentions from the environment. And having accomplished that the purpose becomes to remove other intentionedness from the environment. (HCO PL 18 Jun 68) 5. what we have then, in ethics, is a system of removing the counter-effort to the forward push, and that’s all an Ethics Officer is supposed to do. (6711C18 SO) 6. are basically, merely good sense (5904C15) 7. a study as much as anything else, of the equity of human intercourse. You might say it’s how to keep overt-motivator sequences from forming easily. (5904C15) 8. ethics is now refined by experience to a new look. The protection of upstats must be as certain as the handling of downstats. Ethics is not the business of just assigning and enforcing conditions. The ethics we have has its own tech as contained in HCOBs on suppressives, on meters, on case types. (FO 2245)
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