The "Katrina Effect": On the Nature of Catastrophe

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Understanding the idea of autonomy was, in Kant’s view, key to understanding and justifying the authority that moral requirements have over us. Those concepts transparently apply just as well to my imagined zombie twin as to myself. Each person aspires to live honorably and age gracefully despite encountering physical adversity, financial hardships, sickness, or injury.” “Only the shallowest person believes that they can attain true happiness by maximizing their wealth at any cost.

On Justifying Moral Judgements (Routledge Revivals)

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In some cases, the way in which something is made as pornography is made with an artistic intention in a way which is not separable from it. He spends what little free time he has these days thinking, and arguing, about consciousness, free will, morality, and whatever else comes up over tea. This program addresses a variety of conceptual and practical ethical issues that are generated for the most part by the phenomena of war, humanitarian intervention, terrorism, crime and corruption.

Plato on Virtue and the Law (Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient

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Ethics originates in the individual, an inner authority, as the discernment between right and wrong; morals originate from an outer authority-usually a cultural authority whether religious or national. If so, what is that difference?” You’ll get responses like these: • Ethics has to do with social standards; morality is about personal beliefs. • Ethics comes from secular institutions, whereas morality is a religious phenomenon. • Ethical judgments are absolute and objective; moral judgments are relative and subjective.

The Ethics of Climate Governance

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Alexander the Great was not a model of ethical behavior by any means; yet that didn’t preclude those who tried from determining ethical truths (which transcend time and culture). Biology is our source of this innate magic. Paul protested vigorously: "Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Children’s literature often serves as an excellent stimulus for such discussion. I just exchange "moral" and "ethical" as I go along, to stop being repetitive in my writing on these topics.

Aristotle's Economic Thought

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But it has to consider certain practical problems also. Not especially firm or scientific. A person who is not virtuous will often find his or her perceptions of what is most pleasant to be misleading. The rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group or culture. Consider this exchange between a cultural relativist (CR) and a member of an intolerant culture (G): CR: The ethical principles of every culture in the world are equally right and good.

The Bible of Badness

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Bernard Crick in 1982 offered a socially-centered view, that politics was the only applied ethics, that it was how cases were really resolved, and that " political virtues " were in fact necessary in all matters where human morality and interests were destined to clash. Lending such colossal drama to history is exciting stuff, but relies on appeals to our intuition tantamount to a suspension of disbelief. Both they and their opponents, however, are wrong if they suppose that ethical studies, as understood by intuitionists and post-intuitionists, can have no, or negligible, importance for moral questions. 2 G.

Extractions: An Ethnography of Reproductive Tourism (Global

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Teaching ethics is about exposing students to the norms of chiropractic and descriptive ethics of our profession, so they can, as the final line in our chiropractic oath says, "Enjoy life and the practice of the chiropractic healing art, respected by all people at all times." Furthermore, all states have authority under the U. In the first place, we should not overlook the fact that many philosophers (notably Spinoza and Whitehead) were very much "in tune" with the ecological point of view.

On Right and Wrong...

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Consequently, we may conclude that the relationship between those two factors can be characterized as “co-constructive,” “interactive,” and “interdependent.” Virtue ethics and moral identity cannot be properly developed and understood in isolation; they can only be understood together. If someone is doing nothing, in moral terms, it is no different than the absence of people doing something... Some philosophers will argue that ethics really consists only of the sections on the right, except that the boxes must encompass everyone's moral intuitions.

Frege: An Introduction to the Founder of Modern Analytic

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This article is a significantly revised version of a portion of chapter 1 of Francis J. Often morals are considered to be the shared ideals of a group, irrespective of whether they are practiced. 4. Conduct with respect to persons is, of course, the direct concern of moral philosophy as such. (Strictly speaking, "environmental ethics" could be interpreted more broadly to include questions of responsibility toward artificial environments, but such an interpretation is not directly our concern, and we will thus confine our attention to matters of moral significance regarding natural environments). "Moral responsibility" normally implies knowledge, capacity, choice, and value significance.

Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite

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He is not, however, current with The Proceedings of the Friesian School; and this is evident when we consider one of the final statements of the book: "The Fat Man quandry highlights the stark clash between deontological and utilitarian ethics" [p.182]. While I still think that the view of wisdom I defend, the expert skill model, is plausible, I believe objections to it (and to views like it) have allowed us to better understand the nature of wisdom and the power and limitations of pursuing analogies between virtues and skills.