Ethics & Morality


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The Therapy of Desire: Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics. Paternalism and altruistic moralism thus will lead to basic violations of moral duty as the actual innocent and competent autonomous will of others may be abridged by force. We might take this point for granted, but we all have the life value, or we would not be alive. They reflect something grounded in reality itself. Out of Africa always something new, and in these pages contemporary problems of cross-cultural cognition and post-coloniality are not only addressed, but also enacted.

Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral


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However, there are some reasons to be doubtful whether P. We are not to present it as necessary for an uncertain and merely possible purpose, but for a purpose which we may presuppose with certainty and à priori in every man, because it belongs to his being. In response to the situation we are faced with today, with Rousseau and Kant we may reasonably ask whether a society predicated on the reconciliation of the tension between the two kinds of goods discussed above pays adequate attention to final ends, the basis of a good life for the Greeks and Medieval Christian philosophers.

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the ...


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There is a failure to understand the basic roots of these two words. Ibn Miskawayh even attributes to Aristotle, quoting an apocryphal Aristotelian source in Arabic translation, the view that justice stipulates rendering God the kind of worship due to him as our beneficent creator. I think that most people and dictionaries would probably agree with my personal definition of morality and ethics. For example, while they might concede that forces of social conformity significantly shape individuals' "moral" decisions, they deny that those cultural norms and customs define morally right behavior.

Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective (Studies in



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Strategies of scientific inquiry: how elementary logic, statistical inference, and experimental design are integrated to evaluate hypotheses in the natural and social sciences. Such an analysis can be helpful in training and development, and is arguably also essential in strategic planning and decision-making. Or perhaps those weaknesses will have affected our overall impression of the paper, and we just didn't offer any specific recommendation about fixing them. Jeff Sebo, Research Fellow, Department of Bioethics, The National Institutes of Health.

The Constitution of Man Considered in Relation to External


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Virtue is to be sought for its own sake, and it suffices for man's happiness. This volume collects some of the most accessible and important contemporary essays on the thought of Xunzi, with an Introduction that provides historical background, philosophical context, and relates each of the selections to Xunzi's philosophy as a whole and to the themes of virtue, nature, and moral agency. These include the justice of national and global economic arrangements, such as taxation, fiscal, labour and property law, and financial and trading regimes.

Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues


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If all investors followed a rule not to support dictators, then the world would probably improve. Along the way to the place for the talk, the subject encountered a "victim" slumped in a doorway. Moral Dilemmas and Other Topics in Moral Philosophy. They are both the result of the functioning of Reason, which (1) makes rules, (2) applies them universally, and (3) disallows contradictions. The list of the greatest ethical theorists includes classic authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Hobbes, Kant, Nietzsche as well as the more recent contributions of G.

Willful Subjects



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Rather, it is an expression of how practical thought and action proceed in creatures such as ourselves. Kant’s views in this regard have understandably been the subject of much controversy. Henry's observation concerning existentialism's pragmatic attitude is worthy of note: "It cuts reason off from any ontic relation to universal essences and changeless absolutes, and indeed, denies the very reality of such." Paton has done an excellent translation and commentary, published as The Moral Law (London: Hutchinson University Press, 1948); it is also available on-line.

I Have Feelings


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Sergio Franzese, The Ethics of Energy: William James's Moral Philosophy in Focus, Ontos, 2008, 237pp., $124.00 (hbk), ISBN 97838680118. Ibn Miskawayh's two best-known Persian followers are Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, author of Akhlaq-i Nasiri (Nasirean Ethics), and Jalal al-Din al-Dawani, author of Lawami al-ishraq fi makarim al-akhlaq (Flashes of Illumination on the Nobility of Character), known also as Akhlaq-i Jalali. J., Language, Truth and Logic (New York: Dover Publications, 1946).

Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Study Guide - Parallel Texts


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Ethics (also known as moral philosophy) is the branch of philosophy which addresses questions of morality. The problem with thinking of them as the same is they are not. In conclusion, although it would seem religion is a plausible subject to teach, only 7% of Britain's populations are regular church goers. I cannot go into the details here, but it is my belief that these two goals are of immeasurable importance, and inadequate development of these two attitudes among our country's young people is the primary reason for most of the afflictions of individuals and our society.

The Videogame Ethics Reader (Revised First Edition)



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Similarly, one might normatively condemn the practice of head hunting accurately described by the anthropologist. But Darwall builds a responsiveness to second-personal reasons into the relevant notion of rationality, while Scanlon simply makes the empirical claim that many people are motivated by a desire to justify themselves to others, and notes that his definition of morality will yield rules that will allow one to do this, if one follows them. In all societies the concepts of right and wrong are determined by perceptions of what constitutes the good life for individuals, on the one hand, and the general good of society, on the other.

The Logic of Will: A Study in Analogy (1908)