Ethics & Morality


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Also, in your own words, please briefly describe why you sometimes behave immorally and why you think others sometimes behave immorally. Further, there is no more reason to be accepting of a judge's decision based on law rather than on morality if you think the law in the case, even if clear and definitive, gives the wrong or unfair or unjust answer. Unfortunately, the laws are of little use in the real world. Hume (1952) defined naturalistic fallacy as inferring that X is good based on any proposition about X's natural properties.

Shaftesbury's Ethical Principle of Adaptation to Universal


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Philosophers inquire about this broad field, which they call ethics, moral philosophy, and the study thereof. Robot soldiers would not commit rape, burn down a village in anger or become erratic decision-makers amid the stress of combat. Ethics does not change, it transcends time and place. Rationality, Kant thinks, can issue no imperative if the end is indeterminate, and happiness is an indeterminate end. The New York Review of Books, August 14, 1980. � Marxism and Liberty.

Canadian Intellectuals, the Tory Tradition, and the


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Morals and ethics are the bases of good standards that the rich and powerful benefits. They cannot be taken for granted and must be carefully considered and critically examined. Ethics, also termed moral philosophy or the science of morals, is the branch of philosophy that studies morality through the critical examination of right and wrong in human action. The accusation of libertinism was not new, as we have seen. So you can't just say: My view is that P.

Natural Ethical Facts: Evolution, Connectionism, and Moral



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This is why many people begin or end their moral judgments with qualifying phrases such as, “It is only my personal opinion,” “Of course I am not judging anyone’s behavior,” or “If you think it is all right, that is okay, but I’m personally against it.” Although such assertions have their place, we often use them inappropriately. Try to facilitate solutions rather than actually deciding and imposing decisions, unless all parties are happy for you to do so.

Ethics, Volume III, Moral Freedom (Muirhead Library of


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Therefore, a student with three (3) unexcused hours absent from a 3 credit hour course is in violation of the attendance policy. That can only be addressed by expiation, which implies that "sin" is a combination of "wrong + pollution." They do not believe that capital creates wealth or jobs, and they do not understand that money in the bank does not lie useless like treasure in a treasure chest (or gold at Fort Knox).

Principia Ethica


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Ethical Decision-Making · Link 1; The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Computer & Moral Reasoning · Link 1; The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 56 student accountant March 2008 technical Many business decisions have ethical elements to them. For a more detailed presentation of Baier�s views, see Kurt Baier, The Moral Point of View (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1958). He is reported by the classical bibliographers to have written a number of ethical treatises reflecting a profound interest in Socratic thought.

The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of



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Therefore science can tell us what’s objectively “moral” — that is, it can tell us whether something increases, or decreases, the well-being of conscious creatures. Related to these differences, definitions of “morality”—and moral theories—differ with regard to those to whom morality applies: that is, those whose behavior is subject to moral judgment. What is the Difference Between Ethics and Morals? Griffith seems to have been a very morally confused person.

Confronting Evil: Two Journeys


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Hampshire, S. 1949. �Fallacies in Moral Philosophy'. It is not a moral duty for me to write my name in my books because the maxim of not writing my name in my books can be universalized with as little contradiction as the maxim of doing it. His approach to the origins of morality is singularly original, and anticipates, indeed exerted a decisive influence on twentieth century developments in value theory. The answer, many late 18th-century thinkers decided, lay in the system: people were good, but the system (of government, religion, and society) made them evil and unhappy.

Philosophy for a Green Economic Future


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Thus, any theory of ethics should require us to consider others for their own sake, and not because particular actions may benefit us. It is believed that all of us, throughout our lives, act from a developing moral core. Together, the three branches of moral philosophy help people answer the tough decisions with which they are faced every day. Ethics is a science of values as it discovers the forms of conduct or behaviour, which have the character of oughtness.

One World: The Ethics of Globalization



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Such things happen, and we certainly know of parents who drive children in directions where they do have talent but which they may actually hate. The relation of morality to religion has been a subject of keen debate during the past century. In these classes, they incite fear and attempt to pound complicity into the kids and parents, from the perspective that they have no rights that aren’t granted to them, and that it benefits he community for the police to be involved heavily in the kids lives.

Transforming Philosophy and Religion: Love's Wisdom (Indiana