ethical motive

Definitions of ethical motive
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n motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

Synonyms:
ethics, morality, morals
Types:
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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, Light Within
a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
superego
(psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
small voice, voice of conscience, wee small voice
an inner voice that judges your behavior
sense of duty, sense of shame
a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
Type of:
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

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