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The Virtue of Aristotle's Ethics

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Ethical relativism disagrees with deontology, saying ethics are not universal. But even if some morality is outside the scope of Law, could Law's domain be a subset of the Moral? Misplaced loyalty - though it begins casually - can end up becoming a serious problem with psychological implications. This may be viewed as a broadening, in Aristotelian fashion, of the scope of practical philosophy, which Ibn Miskawayh had tended to confine to ethical discourse only.

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The Critique of Practical Reason (Theory of Moral

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There is no restraint from the depths of evil which is in man. Ethical reasoning through simulation: a phenomenological analysis of student experience.. This violation of the principle of humanity in other men is more obvious if we take in examples of attacks on the freedom and property of others. Whenever I bring up this concept in discussion, especially in liberal discussion, I am roundly slapped down and told that the true and proper role of a federal legislator is precisely to serve the best interest of his state/district. “If they don’t serve my interests,” I am asked, “who will?” The rise of the Tea Party was actually a triumph of principle over greed, because for the first time the voters were in significant measure willing to elect legislators based on the principles they espoused rather than on what they could do for the district’s parochial interest.

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Lectures on the Formation of Character, Temptations and

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Throughout childhood and into adolescence, self and morality are being integrated into the moral self. Criminal justice can only be distinguished from crime, if criminal justice is moral while crime is immoral. And I think it’s true to say that, in so far as we take it, the film is trying to get us to admire something that we should condemn, that’s a bad making feature of the work as art. These rights based on necessary may be called "powers" or "privileges" of necessity, the Jus necessitatis.

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Law, Morality and Rights (Synthese Library) (Volume 162)

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He is asking questions that, by and large, philosophers have admitted they are not qualified to answer, because they are primarily empirical questions. Edited, with introduction and notes by Edwin Curley. It would be naive to think that ethics and moral education can do without principles or the duty-inclination dynamic. Incontinent agents suffer from a sort of weakness of the will {Gk. ακρασια [akrásia] } that prevents them from carrying out actions in conformity with what they have reasoned. ( Nic.

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Morality & the Good Life

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I call 1. a belief and 2. a belief about belief. For example, when University of North Carolina's Dean Smith invented what was called the "four-corners" offense, and had recruited and developed a team that was suited to play it, the NCAA changed the rules the following season to include a "shot clock" so that teams could not just hold onto the ball once they got somewhat ahead. Actions like rape, torture, child abuse, and brutality are not just socially unacceptable behavior--they are moral abominations.

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Social rights and duties: addresses to ethical societies

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S.26 With homeoprophylaxis, adverse events are virtually non-existent; there is none of the resulting death and disability that inevitably occurs with the widespread use of conventional immunizations. Similarly, how one pursues applied ethics will be greatly affected by one’s normative assumptions. Wish more of my school teachers were like you. This is, I suspect, why you’re reading this in the first place.

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European Business Ethics Cases in Context: The Morality of

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Kant first argues for what he calls the Categorical Imperative, and from that it is possible to derive other universal maxims, which follow the formula “When in situation X, do Y.” Kant has two formulations of his Categorical Imperative. This idea of morality, as well as the interconnectedness of everything, is described in the "Allegory of the CaveaE. ... And why does the study of ethics and morality even matter - don't we already and inherently understand how to reason about morals and arrive at ethical decisions?

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The Holy State, and the Profane State / By Thomas Fuller

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This collection of classic and contemporary readings in ethics presents sharp, competing views on a wide range of fundamentally important topics: moral relativism and objectivism, ethical egoism, value theory, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, ethics and religion, and applied ethics. This is not the "social gospel," but it is the gospel with real social and moral emphasis. "The Numbers Problem," Philosophy & Public Affairs (2006).(with D.

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An Essay on Moral Responsibility

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For Sartre, It is wrong to ignore facts and it is wrong to deceive yourself. For a topic as subjective as morality, people sure have strong beliefs about what's right and wrong. For Aquinas, the last end of happiness can only consist in that which is perfectly good, which is God. Coming at it from the other direction, no system or theory of morality, no matter how right it seems, can be proven without a doubt. Ethics became prominent in philosophy with the arrival of the sophists and consequently of Socrates, who sometimes is classified as one of the sophists. [12] This is only with few exemptions of Heraclitus Protagoras and the Pythagoreans.� Who made ethical comments and got engaged in philosophical endevaours that are related to ethics.�� Plato and Aristotle amplified elaborated and systematized what was more or less started by Socrates in the form of analysis of ethical concepts. [13] �� Plato tried to provide the trajectory to a good life.� The good in Plato�s view consist in knowing and doing the good. [14] �� He has only built on an ethical foundation built by Socrates. [15] Aristotle too tried to set the end of the trajectory set by Plato through analysis of human intentions and life�s purpose. [16] ��� The medieval period experienced as unique form of religio-centric ethics with religious groups and affinities determining the conceptual scheme and consequently the moral view of both the individual and the group including geographical zones.� Notable among the philosophers representing this period are Augustine, Aquinas and Machiavelli.

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Your Life Isn't for You: A Selfish Person's Guide to Being

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What we think we want is not always what we really want, and what we think will accomplish what we want is not always what will work. Quasi-realism teaches that even though morality doesn't exist, it is useful to pretend that it does. On the other hand, if one accepts a moral theory’s account of moral agents, and the specifications of the conditions under which all moral agents would endorse a code of conduct as a moral code, then one accepts that moral theory’s normative definition of “morality”.

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