Detecting Ethics in Social Systems

  • Gianfranco Minati

Abstract

A list of practical rules for companies and banks is proposed in order to identify and measure ethics. A service named Ethical Quality Measurement (EQM) is proposed. Important references with some activities of the European Economic Community (EEC) in defining the ECOLABEL and ECOAUDIT programs are identified. A very important reference to the research activity about the concept of ‘logical openness’ in General Systems Theory (GST) is identified and a parallel with the research on semantic processing in artificial intelligence is proposed.

Keywords

Logical Openness Semantic Processing Council Regulation European Economic Community General System Theory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianfranco Minati
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  1. 1.Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sui SistemiMilanoItaly

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