• Outlines of the History of Ethics for English Readers

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    Freud – a reader and admirer of Nietzsche – similarly presents the human being as a sort of battlefield between the ego, the superego and the id. What values would you want them to hold? When asked about morality, many people respond like this: "Oh, that's all just a matter of personal opinion anyway, right?" The Progress of the Sentiments: Reflections on Hume's Treatise. And if there is subjective disagreement about what is morally right in a given context, there will be disagreement about what the objective law ought to be that conforms to the moral principle at issue.
  • The Atonement And The Modern Mind

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    Plato was the first in the Western tradition to evaluate in a systematic way whether, as a consequence of the previous considerations, we should supervise the storytellers who are supposed to educate our youth. The paper further provides a philosophical comparison of motherhood in Yoruba-African (...) and in Western understanding. Your reply helps crystalize a question I have thought a lot about. This is all pretty tentative, in part because different ethical theories tend to focus on different issues, so it's not always easy to determine how one theory would address the issues that are the chief concern of another theory.
  • Letters From A Father To His Sons In College (1852)

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    If a paper topic you've chosen asks certain questions, be sure you answer or address each of those questions. All the complications can make it hard to know if you're a bad person rationalizing ethically bad behavior, or an honest one trying your best to navigate life's ethical shoals - especially with just about everybody giving excuses, the experts say. Hursthouse, R. (1996). "Normative virtue ethics." In coming to know others we expand our horizons and come to deeper understanding of our selves.
  • The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy - [Complete

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    It is possible to justify immoral acts using AU: Suppose you could end a regional war by torturing children whose fathers are enemy soliders, thus revealing the hide outs of the fathers. This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area. Is our own understanding of what is essential to human life both public and private reflective of Plato’s discussion of the Idea of the good, or is it essentially reflective of the formal definition of justice as order?
  • The Consolation of Philosophy: Boethius

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    The ANA’s 1991 Position Statement addressing cultural diversity in nursing practice helps health professionals understand how nurses’ cultural backgrounds can influence the care they give. Curiously, Sartre spent the last years of his life exploring issues of faith and dedication with an orthodox Jew. Business ethics, when approached with care, can help your business succeed. Acting autonomously, doing right for its own sake, suggests that the right to choose what is right.
  • Socialism: Positive and Negative

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    Mill assumes, as we saw, that there is no question of calculating the particular consequences of an action such as murder or theft; and we saw too that his position was stupid, because it is not at all clear how an action can fall under just one principle of utility. Lesson Guide Lesson 2 - Philosophy and Ethics: Says Who? As the chapter from “Elements of Moral Philosophy” by James Rachels continues, we find that the Swedish official and even Mother Theresa—the epitome of altruism—had selfish motivations for what they did.
  • J. Krishnamurti Fourteenth Public Talk in the Oak Grove

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    Games are invented, not discovered in the way that moral principles, concepts, and distinctions are discovered. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. ["The Encouragement of Idleness," 1766] President Johnson's people were not insensible of this, as the Roosevelt Adminstration had not been at the time of public relief suring the Great Depression (which was refused by many people at the time out of pride). Every nation and religion differs on what constitutes moral acts.
  • Roald Dahl and Philosophy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then

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    Philosophy: Economics - Controlling the Evolution of Market Economics for the Benefit of both Humanity and Nature (and thus survival). It seems to me then that what gives law its authority is its conformity to morality, in that correct laws need to be obeyed because they are fair, just, and beneficial under the conditions and circumstances in which they exist and apply. This Buzzle article informs you regarding the ideal code of conduct for medical...
  • The Promotion of General Happiness: A Utilitarian Essay

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    Examples of moral imperatives – moral behaviour is self-regarding behaviour influenced by moral imperatives. Instead, Nietzsche anxiously presses on to a critique of the State, asserting that it emerged in much the same position as the early creditor. The significant flaw in equating morality with psychology, is that people frequently want what is not actually best for them, but is only what they think is best for them because they may disregard or be unaware of actual consequences and risks, or better alternatives for them to get what they might actually prefer if they knew better.
  • The Essays of Francis Bacon - Primary Source Edition

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    A lot of people commonly make a distinction between the erotic and the pornographic, and think, sometimes almost by definition, and sometimes just in terms of the purposes of pornography, pornography just cannot be art or at least good art. Kant (1785) may provide an account of this wide concept of morality. The reading is designed both for students doing active research in the field and for those seeking to gain some familiarity with it. Note While Kantian respect for other persons need have nothing to do with how we feel about them, it is noteworthy that serial killers characteristically seem lacking in any sympathy or fellow-feeling for their victims.