This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men

Jay Allison, Dan Gediman

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The Latin "mores" is akin to the Greek "ethos," from which we get our word "ethics." This wasn't the replacement of one discipline by another it was the development by one part of a discipline in a very productive direction. He is thus, in a sense, an intellectual spectator of the normative judgment. The more important question, then, is not which among rival theories of truth is true but whether any practical consequences follow from believing one theory of truth rather than another. However Ruth Fletcher provides a more hopeful interpretation: the support provided to women travelling for a termination at the points of exit and return (in the form of information beforehand and aftercare when necessary), has contributed to the political demand for reform to resolve the inconsistency.

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Moral Theory

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With a particular interest in meta-ethics, normative ethics, and political philosophy Ethics is a central area of philosophy, with exciting recent developments. Engels, and other exponents of the so-called "materialistic interpretation of history", all moral, religious, juridical and philosophical concepts are but the reflex of the economical conditions of society in the minds of men. You ought to behave kindly because behaving kindly is right, not behave kindly because you might get a reward or might otherwise be punished.

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How Good People Make Tough Choices Rev Ed: Resolving the

Rushworth M. Kidder

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When defendants assert their salvation in that way, the public impression is often that they are insolent and unrepentant. Don’t worry—to get another 7 articles absolutely free, just enter your email address in the box below. The moral system is a form of cooperation, in which, by helping each other achieve their goals, we all do better than we would by simply maximizing our own gain. Ethics is to consider the practice of doing right actions or what we may call the art of living the good life.

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The Intoxication of Power: An Analysis of Civil Religion in

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If there is a general duty to become "useful" by developing our talents, regardless of our happiness, then the decision is for the latter, and we can only hope that happiness will be just happen to be the fortunate by-product of the fulfillment of duty. The offer of charity says, in effect, that they are not competent to care for themselves.” Rachels rejects this argument as ridiculous as it is perfectly clear what a starving man needs, especially if he is actually asking for help.

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Kant's Theory of Knowledge: An Outline of One Central

Graham Bird

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Moralistic altruism and paternalism militate against respect for privacy or for autonomy -- privacy and autonomy are by definition selfishness, willfulness, and anarchy -- and so there is no point in trying to break or abridge the relationships of dependency that they establish, or to restore any personal privacy. In the first place, it's done rather mechanically, so it doesn't show that the author understands the text. Questions that arise include, �What role do the virtues play in an admirable life?', �How far is a good life subject to luck?', �What role does reason play in living well?', and particularly in Stoicism, �Does living well involve conforming to some form of law?' Republic, I, II, X.

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Aristotle's Ethics and Politics: Comprising his Practical

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Consult widely - especially with critical people, and especially beyond your close circle of (normally) biased and friendly advisors, colleagues, friends, etc. It is the same with the gifts of fortune. Secular means non-religious and being neutral in regard to religion. There is progress in knowledge, but not in ethics. Today the morally right action is the one necessary to attain the victory of the proletariat over the bourgeoisie. The ecologist, as we well know, conceives of "nature" as a complicated system of interacting parts.

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Parallel paths: a study in biology, ethics, and art

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Unfortunately, the laws are of little use in the real world. What's the best explanation of the meaning of deontic modals such as 'ought' or 'should' that figure centrally in the statement of many moral claims? Cynicism is an ancient doctrine best exemplified by the Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope, who lived in a tub on the streets of Athens. Moral laws, Kant says, “must be meticulously observed” but “they cannot, after all, have regard to every little circumstance, and the latter may yield exceptions, which do not always find their exact resolution in the laws” (V 27:574; see also CPR A133/B172; MM 6:411).

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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Everything from mutual dependence to child rearing to education to the phenomenon of recognition lends support to the idea that we become individuals only in and out social relations. An examination of ancient Greek philosophy, focusing on major works of Plato and Aristotle. It is asked then simply whether this principle founded on self-love can become a universal law of nature. The roots of the physical sciences like physics and geology can be traced back to ancient philosophy.

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Human Values and the Design of Computer Technology (Center

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But a good will is intrinsically good; its value is wholly self-contained and utterly independent of its external relations. Avoid killing or harming any living being. That is, should we only ever outlaw immoral acts, and never morally permissible ones? In other words, you don't need to have a specific amount of, say, generosity. When talking about a moral quality involving a course of action, we think of ethics. They kill or injure around 26,000 people a year, one victim every 20 minutes.

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The Ethics of Freedom: -1912

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Whether the will is actually free we can never know, but we still act in accordance with the idea of freedom. It is ethics but not just for business or medicine. completely over-analyzed. Indeed, perhaps the morality of society is more linked in with society as a whole, and the behavior of the majority. But then, given this continuum, ethics, in being simply more animated by existential concerns, can not on that account alone be deemed any less "real," any less "knowable," or, especially, any less "true"--if we employ Heidegger's interpretation of truth as aletheia, as a finite, ungrounded, process of unconcealment that can work for any form of disclosure.

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