Category Archives: Ethics & Morality

Poems & Essays Reflecting the Times: A Look at the Events,

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Finalists will be notified in early to mid February. Besides this, the scope of ethics includes whatever has reference to free human acts, whether as principle or cause of action (law, conscience, virtue), or as effect or circumstance of action (merit, punishment, etc.). Once the old darling tells you that he did the deed, you've got to advise him to plead guilty, admit all and take the consequences. Like many Greeks, Aristotle did not believe in the existence of inherently bad behaviors.

Biology and the Foundations of Ethics (Cambridge Studies in

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This could obvious pose serious problems. Despite some of the problems with the cultural relativism argument, there are some considerations to be made. So what about those who try to do good and fail? McNamee (Swansea University, Wales) and published by Routledge, is particularly open to essays of applied philosophy that engage with issues or practice, policy and scholarship concerning the nature and values of sports. Morality is the standards for behavior that exist at some point in time.

Health and the Good Society: Setting Healthcare Ethics in

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And considered that way I think ethical theory has improved quite a bit over the history of philosophy. The following article aims to explain a classic situation called the Heinz dilemma. This is an assignment to measure where you are at now. Morality is mostly culturally based and thus inherently relative”. Whereas only a few dozen hardy backpackers and rafters saw the now-impounded Glen Canyon, today tens of thousands of boaters, fishermen and water skiers can enjoy it.

Chevron and Ethics: Chevron is a very good corporation.

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Is it better to torture a child, or to hug that child? Yet a brief survey of the virtues that hinge on justice reveals an account that is richer than the foregoing paragraphs may suggest. Weber, James, “Institutionalizing Ethics into the Corporation.” In MSU Business Topics, Spring 1981, pp.47-52. The main purpose of such activity is not the promotion of suitable morals and values, but the propagation of religious faith. How ought liberal societies understand the parent-child relationship and the rights and claims it gives rise to?

The Other Side Of Desire

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It may be prudent to be afraid of the big bad wolf. Of interest also is the intuitive principle that one ought not take rocks from the Petrified Forest. There have been three strong opponents of rational idealism in the Western world. (1) The Christian faith based on revelation of God's will in the Bible; (2) the irrational, super-naturalistic and religious naturalism of which Soren Kierkegard is representative; and (3) the naturalistic and anti-religious systems of Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche with their irrational methods of approach to the good life.

Ethics for a Shrinking World

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There are many moral decisions made by each of us every day and always new moral dilemmas to resolve, mostly on our own without help. Walsh describes Kant as giving the term ethics a restricted meaning. Living our lives expresses our purposes, allows us to realize them and can clarify for us our purposes. Summum bonum, or highest good is the most primary concept of ethical morality. ... The usual result of this is a paper that's hard to read, and which is full of inadequately defended and poorly explained claims.

Moral Psychology, The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and

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Morals is best studied as psychology, sociology, or anthropology. So, things have value to us as individuals have an absolute, not relative. In this case, it is the goodness of the character of the person who does or would perform it that determines the rightness of an action. If this statement is absolutely true, then not all things are relative and the statement is false. The most important decisions are those affecting the free will of other individuals, other matters are less important.

Plutarch: Moralia, Volume XV, Fragments (Loeb Classical

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Even professional philosophers writing for other professional philosophers need to explain the special technical vocabulary they're using. Aristotle is clear that we arrive at moral virtue primarily through practice and that the value of studying ethical texts such as the one he has written is limited. Analyses on clear-cut emotivist lines tended to be displaced (particularly under the influence of R. This verse describes what is called a “Biblical worldview,” a philosophy which believes that behavior, ethics, and learning must be judged against the standards set forth in God’s Word and that nothing can ultimately be successful apart from the application of those standards.

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If your maxim fails the fourth step, you have an “imperfect” duty requiring you to pursue a policy that can admit of such exceptions. What Kant means by this is that a rational being should not be used as a means to another person's happiness; if we use another person as a means to our ends then we have removed that person's autonomy. Geisler, Christian Ethics: Options and Issues (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1989). But when Anano’s appearance is altered to make her look homeless, we see people shunning her and sometimes even telling her to go away.

HT Stop Smoking

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Hazlitt writes on the relationship between economics and the good of society in general. We move our students beyond the malaise of relativism by getting them to think about what it is that matters to them, crucially. The purest (...) expression of beauty, at least for human beings, is to possess good moral character. There are a host of theoretical positions too numerous to list here (but including contractarianism, emotivism, intuitionism, and rights theory in the West, and a host of religio-ethical systems such as Confucianism in the East).