Category: Ethics & Morality

The Holy Earth

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First, I should point out that most professional organizations have some sort of ethical code that members must agree to abide by in order to receive and maintain active membership. Does the rightness of an action ever depend on whether it counts as a doing or as an allowing? In these new forms of sociability people treated one another as equals, able to get along together pleasantly and profitably without control by external authority.
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Praise and Blame: Moral Realism and Its Applications (New

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Since the deduction of actions from principles requires reason, the will is nothing but practical reason. Serendipity Productions, 2003. � Peter Singer. The concept of legislation requires superior power in the legislator. It might be that many different places will have equal affordable costs and benefits, and it might come down to where the person or the family just simply prefers to go. Although he does not follow through with the threat to kill those who have disobeyed, this is the reason why he drives them out of Eden [Genesis 3:23].
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The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit

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Of course all of us want businesses to be fair, clean and beneficial to the society. A quick glance at the inspired account of man's fellowship with God, before sin disturbed that fellowship, will bear this out. Other important virtues are fortitude, generosity, self-respect, good temper, and sincerity. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Recognizing the importance of both sides and of their proper relationship, this paper tries to investigate the proper theoretical relationship between virtue ethics and moral identity.
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On Compromise and Rotten Compromises

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Marxist-Leninists believe that the morality of these two classes is totally different, and when the proletariat finally destroys the bourgeoisie, a new morality will reign�a new morality for the new social system. The interaction of science and technology with human nature and political and moral ideals. If you emerge from the desert on the verge of death from lack of water, you have the right to take water from a well, even if the owner of the well doesn't want to give the water to you or even sell it at a reasonable price.
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Parlait Zarathoustra

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Utilitarianism is one type of consequentialist ethical theory. Such a concept is hopelessly out of reach of a methodology which "begins" with "immediate" subjective experience and awareness. The group discusses physical, historical, and philosophical articles and books and ongoing research projects. Plato sculpted this idea into his theory of Forms. ... If we choose happiness, will it be our own or the happiness of all? He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Plato (1992), Plato's Republic: Critical Essays(Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), and the Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (2006).
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The Discourses of Epictetus, with the Encheiridion and

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This page lists freely downloadable books. Ofstad's article in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, XII (1951) 42 ff. 21 The Philosophy of G. One specific area in which behavior worsens is that such skepticism seems to incline people to be more willing to harm others. Coase showed, what is supposedly now pretty much accepted in legal academic circles, that we cannot really say one party rather than another, caused the harm or injury in a tort case where a supposed victim is seeking damages.
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The Truth of Things: Liberal Arts and the Recovery of

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Co-authored with David Sobel. 1993: "Reason and Needs", in R. One semester that I taught introductory philosophy in the early 70's as a grad student was during a brief time when "honesty" was considered by undergrad students to be the supreme value. These include choices of birth, life, and death for our species and others; choices that are rapidly changing the living landscape forever. Table 1 lists a number of websites offering resources to strengthen moral courage among healthcare professionals.
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Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

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From this chain of reasoning about our ordinary moral concepts, Kant derived as a preliminary statement of moral obligation the notion that right actions are those that practical reason would will as universal law. Even with an ethical standard, there would be a lack of wanting to pursue goals with no hope of success. Now imagine that just this word "verdict" were so used-‑with a characteristically solemn emphasis-‑as to retain its atmosphere but not its meaning, and someone were to say: "For a verdict, after all, you need a law and a judge."
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Methods Of Ethics: A Supplement To The First

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The most influential early account of rights theory is that of 17th century British philosopher John Locke, who argued that the laws of nature mandate that we should not harm anyone's life, health, liberty or possessions. Ethics is the study of right and wrong, good and evil; morality and immorality, what we ought and ought not to do. Whether it be social or business, communicating with people is the only way to society without getting along with people. They preserve their life as duty requires, no doubt, but not because duty requires.
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Nationalism, Religion, and Ethics

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Since these people are usually pretty pleased with themselves, they usually don't even recognize the damage that they have done -- the bane of American politics. He was educated at Southern Methodist University, where he received his B. Never by hatred is hatred appeased, but it is appeased by kindness. They also make the mistake of believing that because people have learned, while growing up, how to behave appropriately in typical business or social situations that those people know what is ethical to do in more complex business or social situations.
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