A Path Through the Moral Maze (Cultural Matters)

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The clearest examples of morally right action are precisely those in which an individual agent's determination to act in accordance with duty overcomes her evident self-interest and obvious desire to do otherwise. Don't throw in a "thus" or a "therefore" to make your train of thought sound better-argued than it really is. A heteronomous will is one in obedience to rules of action that have been legislated externally to it. What we value, how we act, and towards what ethical goal we are progressing is all intertwined, and arguably should not be separated in pursuit of morality.

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The clearest examples of morally right action are precisely those in which an individual agent's determination to act in accordance with duty overcomes her evident self-interest and obvious desire to do otherwise. Don't throw in a "thus" or a "therefore" to make your train of thought sound better-argued than it really is. A heteronomous will is one in obedience to rules of action that have been legislated externally to it. What we value, how we act, and towards what ethical goal we are progressing is all intertwined, and arguably should not be separated in pursuit of morality.

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Plato and Levinas: The Ambiguous Out-Side of Ethics

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It's about having the appropriate inner states. But notice that, while the immorality of actions depends on principles that are subjective and relative, the pain and suffering that self-regarding actions sometimes bring to others is concrete and real, making ethical judgements objective. One problem with utilitarianism is that it leads to an "end justifies the means" mentality. o The end never justifies the means. Finalists will be notified in early to mid February. The main purpose of such activity is not the promotion of suitable morals and values, but the propagation of religious faith.

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It's about having the appropriate inner states. But notice that, while the immorality of actions depends on principles that are subjective and relative, the pain and suffering that self-regarding actions sometimes bring to others is concrete and real, making ethical judgements objective. One problem with utilitarianism is that it leads to an "end justifies the means" mentality. o The end never justifies the means. Finalists will be notified in early to mid February. The main purpose of such activity is not the promotion of suitable morals and values, but the propagation of religious faith.

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Crypts of the Gods

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A hypothetical imperative conditionally demands performance of an action for the sake of some other end or purpose; it has the form "Do A in order to achieve X." An explication of the common distinction drawn between ethics and morality and the use of these terms in the discipline of philosophy. Veracity is truthfulness—which is very different than truthiness—, so helpers should always be honest with what their limitations are for helping others. These are normally not particularly good introductions to ethics or ethical issues (or to philosophy or philosophical issues), unless one is interested more in the history of philosophy than in actually doing philosophy.

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A hypothetical imperative conditionally demands performance of an action for the sake of some other end or purpose; it has the form "Do A in order to achieve X." An explication of the common distinction drawn between ethics and morality and the use of these terms in the discipline of philosophy. Veracity is truthfulness—which is very different than truthiness—, so helpers should always be honest with what their limitations are for helping others. These are normally not particularly good introductions to ethics or ethical issues (or to philosophy or philosophical issues), unless one is interested more in the history of philosophy than in actually doing philosophy.

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Practical Ethics: A Collection of Addresses and Essays

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These practices are wrong and immoral from inception, but not illegal until law "catches up" to them. If the moral rightness of an action is grounded in the value of the character traits of the person who performs or would perform it then it seems Kant thinks that it would be grounded in something of only conditional value. The Christian Existentialists are a specific group of men, primarily European-born, who lived from 1600 through the mid 1900s.

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These practices are wrong and immoral from inception, but not illegal until law "catches up" to them. If the moral rightness of an action is grounded in the value of the character traits of the person who performs or would perform it then it seems Kant thinks that it would be grounded in something of only conditional value. The Christian Existentialists are a specific group of men, primarily European-born, who lived from 1600 through the mid 1900s.

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The Works of Francis Bacon Volume 2

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Mathematically, a flat tax rate is the fairest. If you plan to discuss the views of Philosopher X, begin by figuring out what his arguments or central assumptions are. It should also be understood that even where there are grounds for civil disobedience, there can be wrongful acts of civil disobedience, such as, in some cases, assassinating those who disagree with you over an issue that does not justify such murder. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.

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Mathematically, a flat tax rate is the fairest. If you plan to discuss the views of Philosopher X, begin by figuring out what his arguments or central assumptions are. It should also be understood that even where there are grounds for civil disobedience, there can be wrongful acts of civil disobedience, such as, in some cases, assassinating those who disagree with you over an issue that does not justify such murder. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.

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Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues

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Besides Republic, Plato's concept of virtue can be traced from his work Meno. Nor is it a general deontic norm from which more specific precepts are inferred (McInerny, 1993: 211-212; Hibbs, 1988: 61-62). Here, then, there is no necessary connection between what you can judge the plant "needs" and what you want. Why not just take an opinion poll and figure out exactly what our shared values are? Those who have skills in particular domains are usually called experts. According to a secular philosophy, we should treat all morals as relative�but in practice, even secular society treats some abstract values (such as justice, love, and courage) as consistently moral.

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Besides Republic, Plato's concept of virtue can be traced from his work Meno. Nor is it a general deontic norm from which more specific precepts are inferred (McInerny, 1993: 211-212; Hibbs, 1988: 61-62). Here, then, there is no necessary connection between what you can judge the plant "needs" and what you want. Why not just take an opinion poll and figure out exactly what our shared values are? Those who have skills in particular domains are usually called experts. According to a secular philosophy, we should treat all morals as relative�but in practice, even secular society treats some abstract values (such as justice, love, and courage) as consistently moral.

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Doctor's Dilemma-Essentials of Medical Ethics

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Instead, she suggests that laws should be based on those virtues which people should have. Commutative justice concerns the “mutual dealings” between individual citizens (ST IIaIIae 61.1). Wallis Budge, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, The Papyrus of Ani [1895, Dover Publications, 1967, p.198] -- the first Confession as translated, but the 42nd and last in the order of the manuscript. mâ karmaphalahetur bhûr mâ te sango 'stv akarman.i, Set thy heart upon thy work, but never on its reward.

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Instead, she suggests that laws should be based on those virtues which people should have. Commutative justice concerns the “mutual dealings” between individual citizens (ST IIaIIae 61.1). Wallis Budge, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, The Papyrus of Ani [1895, Dover Publications, 1967, p.198] -- the first Confession as translated, but the 42nd and last in the order of the manuscript. mâ karmaphalahetur bhûr mâ te sango 'stv akarman.i, Set thy heart upon thy work, but never on its reward.

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Ethics and the Golden Rule

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Through intense national lobbying two years ago, the religious right secured the passage of the "Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment," also known as the Hatch Amendment, of the General Education Provisions Act. Back in mediaeval times lots of things were made for the purposes of, essentially, prayer. For more on this distinction see the notes on the Case Study: Moral Rules and Ethical Standards. c. Optimally fair and beneficial remedies to achieve optimally beneficial and fair laws should always be the goal.

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Through intense national lobbying two years ago, the religious right secured the passage of the "Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment," also known as the Hatch Amendment, of the General Education Provisions Act. Back in mediaeval times lots of things were made for the purposes of, essentially, prayer. For more on this distinction see the notes on the Case Study: Moral Rules and Ethical Standards. c. Optimally fair and beneficial remedies to achieve optimally beneficial and fair laws should always be the goal.

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Morality in a Natural World: Selected Essays in Metaethics

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Philosophy itself is generally considered a type of social science, like sociology or psychology. Over 1/3 said they would lie on their resume to get a job. In this way, ethics is basically related to metaphysics in so far as it is concerned with the questions like the nature of the self. Virtue enables man to order his conduct, as he properly should, according to the dictates of reason, and acting thus he becomes like unto God.

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Philosophy itself is generally considered a type of social science, like sociology or psychology. Over 1/3 said they would lie on their resume to get a job. In this way, ethics is basically related to metaphysics in so far as it is concerned with the questions like the nature of the self. Virtue enables man to order his conduct, as he properly should, according to the dictates of reason, and acting thus he becomes like unto God.

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UTOPIA (Annotated)

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Discussions of this issue focus on two claims: (1) traditional morality is male-centered, and (2) there is a unique female perspective of the world which can be shaped into a value theory. We may, however, readily admit that where the religious conceptions and the moral code were alike immature and inadequate, the relation between them was less clearly grasped in thought, and less intimate in practice, than it became when man found himself in possession of a fuller truth regarding them.

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Discussions of this issue focus on two claims: (1) traditional morality is male-centered, and (2) there is a unique female perspective of the world which can be shaped into a value theory. We may, however, readily admit that where the religious conceptions and the moral code were alike immature and inadequate, the relation between them was less clearly grasped in thought, and less intimate in practice, than it became when man found himself in possession of a fuller truth regarding them.

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