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Religion And Morality And Moral Decisions

- ... A religious person can be very immoral when they do not accept people for who they are or judge them solemnly on appearance. There are many issues that religious versus non-religious people can disagree on, such as homosexuality or abortion. Religion appears quite often when people are talking about these problematic topics. Religious people argue that marriage should be between a man and a woman, because their bible claims it is the righteous way to live. With abortion, an argument against it is that everyone has a right to life or that it is murderous....   [tags: Morality, Religion, God, Human]

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The Moral Dilemma Of The Modern World

- ... With this in mind made me question my obedience from my education on which my parents spent on sustainably amount of money on was wrong and I was misinformed. So my obedience to question if I taught it was wrong. In addition, I began to conspicuously realize that there were certain norms that people have to oblige by in society to live properly and obey the laws. From time to time following can authority might be more dangerous such as how some people can be easily manipulated into going and allowing themselves to be recruited for the sake of begin more vulnerable and weak-minded....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Authority, Human]

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Moral Law and the Just Regime

- St. Augustine and Aquinas reasoned that the just city would also be a moral city. The city would assist in the physical and spiritual salvation of men. Their ideas of a just city would necessarily require moral laws. Laws required punishment when broken. Their ideas of a just regime could easily bring about a religious tyranny. However, reasonable people recognize that modern tyrannies, which may use religious concepts for their basis of a just regime or a purely immoral, evil regime, which is only interested in power or wealth, are about coercion and oppression....   [tags: Government]

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The Moral Responsibility Of Christian Ethics

- ... Much of scripture speaks to the issues of money and taking up cause for the poor, who are among the most vulnerable in society. The Old Testament has a key theme of protecting the powerless. The powerless in biblical times were often the most financially vulnerable within society, yet God cares for them. Kyle Fedler explains that God’s favoritism seems to rest with the poor and oppressed, and to reject those members of the community, is to reject the God that so deeply loves them. Within our society we often show our favoritism not to the poor, but to the wealthy....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity, Ethics]

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The Moral Obligation Of A Business

- ... This is the justification for the model of social responsibility to have peace between humans. The shortcomings of following this model of business and social responsibility is we would not be able to accomplish things as quickly. For example: Thomas Mill’s “greatest principle theory” on Utilitarianism holds that “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.” (p. 93) An example of this would be speeding at 70 mph as a motorist you are not choosing to abide to the law but the result of not doing so would bring you instant gratification you will get to your desired destination quickly which will bring you happin...   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Business ethics, Philosophy]

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The Moral Dilemma Of The Country X

- ... At present, they may not have equal rights, but there is no denying that their status could be alleviated in the future. Now let’s consider a general view of abortion ethics according to Marquis and later, I will apply it to the case of the woman living in country X. Don Marquis’s stance on abortion revolves around the concept of a “future like ours” (4), which is his argument to justify his opinion on the immorality of abortion. In his essay, “Why Abortion is Immoral,” Marquis explains that future of value means the ability to undergo “experiences, activities, projects and enjoyments” (4)....   [tags: Abortion, Morality, Abortion debate, Human rights]

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Moral Change: The Lives of Others

- The movie The Lives of Others is based in East Berlin in 1984. It involves an agent of the secret police, Wiesler, who is invited to a theatrical premiere by his old school friend, Lieutenant-Colonel Anton Grubitz. The play is written by German playwright Georg Dreyman and the leading character is played by Dreyman’s lover, Christa-Maria Sieland. Dreyman has a certain notoriety among DDR officials because he’s one of the few East German writers whose work is read in the West. Wiesler suspects that Dreyman’s loyalty to the party is not as strong as it may seem....   [tags: Film Analysis, Artificial Virtues]

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The Moral Problem of Fair Trade

- 1. Summary The present economy is not based on one country or even two; it is global and its “profits now” mentality threatens to destroy small scale producers who get in the way. Small farmers and producers have little hope of competing with corporate powerhouses and are left with little resources or prospects for their future. Many third world children have little choice but to work rather than attend school for an education and end up being exploited all in the name of revenue returns. Fair Trade was introduced to balance this inequality and help exploited producers break free of the vicious cycle of poverty....   [tags: Economy, Global Profits, Small Scale Producers]

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The Principles Of Moral And Legislation

- ... The term ‘spin doctor’ is a slang for a deceptive public relations practitioner (Sumpter & Tankard, 1994, p19). It is based around a common belief public relations will use dishonesty and deception in order to achieve a favourable angle on a situation, person, story or campaign (Sumpter & Tankard, 1994, p19). Since the 1950’s when the term was first coined, consumers and publics have become very aware of the practice and become very critical of practitioners who use deception to achieve a goal (Sumpter & Tankard, 1994, p20)....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Business ethics]

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Psychology Stages of Moral Development

- Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg is widely known for his proposed stages of moral development; he argued that the development of moral reasoning “is a continual process that occurs throughout the lifespan.” (Cherry). Moreover, Kohlberg’s stages of moral development involve three levels, namely: the preconventional moral reasoning, conventional moral reasoning and postconventional moral reasoning. Each of these levels consists of two stages. Furthermore, we will examine Kohlberg’s stages of moral development by creating a character named Ciara....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Moral Point Of View

- ... If there was a clearer outline of how to decide then this point of view would be more concrete. Besides the grey area, the Moral point of View takes into account everyone in every situation and examines the big picture which is why I support it. In class we learned about 5 theories. While some have affected my position on the Moral Point of View, others have not. Divine Command Theory is based on theism, and that humans need help from God to be good. A right action is one that God commands is right while a wrong action is one that God commands as wrong....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Deontological ethics, Virtue]

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Utilitarianism Is A Moral Theory

- Utilitarianism is a moral theory that approaches moral questions of right and wrong by considering the actual consequences of a variety of possible actions. These consequences are generally those that either positively or negatively affect other living beings. If there are both good and bad actual consequences of a particular action, the moral individual must weigh the good against the bad and go with the action that will produce the most good for the most amount of people. If the individual finds that there are only bad consequences, then she must go with the behavior that causes the least amount of bad consequences to the least amount of people....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Morality, Ethics, Pleasure]

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The Moral Dilemma of the Death Sentence

- There are many instances where a person is executed wrongfully, if this is the case, why do it at all. If a loved one is murdered, and their murderer was sentenced to death, if given the opportunity, would you spare them their life. I believe if you chose not to spare a human life, you chose wrong; I plan on arguing why this is morally wrong, and how it could be resolved. Let’s analyze a scenario, a woman’s husband was murdered, she is certain that he is guilty of it because he confessed to the murder on the day he was going to be executed....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Justice System]

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Moral And Ethical Dilemmas Of The Ramayana

- In everyday life, we must overcome the challenges that test our strength and will as well as to accept the ramifications that come in handling the situation. These events are known as moral and ethical dilemmas and in certain reading selections, the main characters are faced with fulfilling a parent’s desire, putting your life at risk, challenged to explore who you really are, and choosing to whether or not disclosing or doing something is the right thing to do. To begin with, fulfilling a parent’s wish could not only put you in danger, but others as well....   [tags: Ramayana, Rama, Hanuman, Odyssey]

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Classical Utilitarianism : A Moral Theory

- It’s only second nature to ask oneself, “What is the right thing to do?” simply for the reason that it is the foundation to making a moral decision. As a society we have to make these decisions because they are vital to living in an indefectible world. I will attest that classical utilitarianism is the most logical moral theory for the sake of the greater good being the only intrinsically valuable thing because it supplies us with the most opportunities to improve welfare. Classical utilitarianism belongs to the family of moral theories called consequentialism....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Morality, Ethics, Consequentialism]

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Integrity Is Considered A Moral Virtue

- ... Through personal experience, lying is a lot easier than being completely honest. Being honest in everything you do can be extremely stress less but lying about everything will keep going on until you lie yourself into a corner and you are forced to face the consequences. There is a story about integrity, it dates back back the days of the Mafia. There was a crime boss named Al Capone who owned Chicago. He was extremely powerful and the only way that he could stay in power and not get sent into prison was his extremely good lawyer Eddie....   [tags: Human, Morality, Ethics, Religion]

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The Moral of the Story in Friends Episode

- In chapter four of the textbook titled The Moral of the Story we are encountered with theories of human nature, as well as a brief overview of an episode of Friends which deals with the complexity of the term psychological egoism. The issue in this episode is whether or not Joey can be proved wrong by Phoebe that all acts of kindness are not done to achieve personal gain, but rather that an act of kindness can be done simply to help another person while expecting nothing in return. Personally, I believe the theory to be fixed since there is a list of flaws that don’t allow this concept to stand alone on its own two feet....   [tags: egoism, human nature, friends]

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Capital Punishment is Moral and Ethical

- Aristotle defines morality as reasoning well for a complete life. As humans we understand this and work to create our own moral code; however, the question is what that moral code should be. Although we put laws into place to define what is best for humanity, our morality is easily split. Among moral questions the arguments of life appear to be the most controversial. What we find moral often either benefits the group or the individual. Do we have the right to kill an individual for the supposed common good....   [tags: Pro Death Penalty Essays]

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The Great Gatsby: Is Gatsby Moral?

- The Great Gatsby is a story written by Scott Fitzgerald. It is a story about a twisted love affair among the main characters, daisy and Gatsby. The author though his characters shows how striving for wealth defined individuals dreams. Moreover, the story revolves around a pursuit of happiness for the protagonist. This story represents characters who fail to learn from their past experiences and mistakes. The characters in this book are static, starting with Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Nick....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Moral Character Of Virtue Ethics

- Moral character is what dictates an individual 's decision making and affects their experiences throughout their life. A person 's morals can be based off one 's upbringing and environmental factors. Virtue ethics is a philosophical view that greatly supports this claim that the choices a person makes and their actions follow those choices, and display their moral character. This is more likely to be true than Kantianism, because this type of ethical view is based off Immanuel Kant, a philosophical thinker whose emphasizes that his writings and beliefs influence the choices people make....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Virtue ethics]

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The Moral Issues Of Carla Lombard

- ... The immoral issue in this case is when Carla actually contemplated on firing Tom, even though she knew that would be wrong. In addition, it would also be immoral to send Tom home at full pay due to the information she received from Frances, because sending Tom home would deprive him of meaningful work. I would like to determine the best solution for this case by applying two moral theories which is Libertarianism and Utilitarianism. LIBERTARIANISM Libertarianism is based on the ethical theory that people have the right to live his or her life in any way they choose as long as they respect the rights of others and don’t violate the freedom of others....   [tags: Ethics, Utilitarianism, Morality, Libertarianism]

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The Moral Status Of A Creature

- ... letting-die distinction with his Smith and Jones cases. Explain these cases and what Rachels argues they illustrate. Rachels challenges the conventional view that passive euthanasia is permissible but active euthanasia is not. Rachels holds that in some cases active euthanasia is morally preferable to passive euthanasia on utilitarian grounds. He uses the Smith and Jones cases to state his view. In the first case, Smith stands to acquire a large inheritance if anything resulting in death should happen to his six-year-old cousin....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Human, Morality, Euthanasia]

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The Moral And Values Purpose Of Religion

- As for the moral and values purpose of religion, Buddhism is probably one of the best examples. Buddhism was founded by the Indian prince Siddhartha Gautama, aka “Buddha”. He was born a man of privilege and prestige, but eventually after taking in all the benefits of living in the lap of luxury, he abandoned his position as prince. After leaving his old life and family behind, he became a wandering ascetic, searching for the meaning of life and the ideal path to follow within it. Once six years of aimless wandering passed, he took refuge near a deer park where he gained a sudden philosophical insight into nature’s true reality, which he deemed the “Four Noble Truths”: 1....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Theravada]

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The Moral Dilemma Of The Film Prisoners

- ... . In the beginning, Keller prayed, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.” He seemed like a very faithful man praying to God to forgive him for torturing one of the possible lead suspects, Alex Jones....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Torture, Thy Kingdom Come]

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Drugs Is A Moral And Smart Idea

- ... “My goal in life wasn’t living . . . it was getting high. Over the years, I turned to cocaine, marijuana and alcohol under a false belief it would allow me to escape my problems. It just made things worse. I kept saying to myself, I’m going to stop permanently after using one last time. It never happened.” —John (The Truth). Sending people to jail after getting caught with drugs won’t do anything for them, it won’t stop them from doing it when they get out. Offering a voluntary treatment program like Portugal did would allow these people to get the help that they knew they needed....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Drug addiction, Drug]

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The moral cost of video games

- With a huge projected screen replacing my perspective of the world around me, I jumped right into the immersive experience of playing one of the most realistic war games on the market: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”. Inside a fiery world of smoke, smog, and tall abandoned houses, adrenaline rushed through my brain and tensed my body with excitement as I followed a team of nine through a maze of doorways and alleys. I quickly lost track of them and I hid at the end of a small dead alley while I waited for something to move or make a sound....   [tags: Analysis, Matthew Devereux]

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Moral Poison: Heathcliff as an Antihero

- In literature, a hero is fundamentally a paragon of moral strength while a villain is a challenger of virtue. As the protagonist of Charlotte Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff fulfills the broadest definition of a literary hero but this only thinly veils his dark delight in causing torment that places him squarely in the realms of villainy. His only trace of humanity is revealed by the transcendent love he shares with Catherine. It is this value that evokes sympathy from the audience and mitigates his immorality, rendering him an antihero rather than a villain....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte's Wuthering Heights]

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The Moral Value of Fairy Tales

- Fairy Tales As a son to a mother who is in love with fairy tales, I know a little about them. Everyone has heard of the common stories such as Cinderella and Hansel & Gretel. But these are your common bedtime stories. There’s other versions of these stories known as, Grimm’s Fairy Tales. They’re far more interesting and less childish in my opinion. They also have a very interesting background and development story behind them. The reason why I’m writing this is because as humans we love to tell stories....   [tags: grimm, children, journey]

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The Moral Judgement Of College Students

- In this article Marc et al. examine the moral judgement of college students to identify why they participate in the widespread occurrence of illegal music downloading. The authors analysed 188 students using social domain theory to understand their involvement with illegal music downloading and investigate individuals reactions to certain circumstances involving moral and social standard. They argue that college students do have intact moral judgement abilities however continue to download due to students perception of fairness with the economical music price companies displayed....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright infringement, Warez]

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The Moral Question of Abortion

- Abortion is the termination of the unborn as a result of its physical destruction. The three types of abortion consist of therapeutic abortion, spontaneous abortion and elective abortion. Therapeutic abortion is an abortion done for reasons regarding the health of the mother. A spontaneous abortion is a miscarriage, a fetus being expelled before it is physically able to live under normal conditions outside the uterus on its own. This especially happens between the third and seventh months of pregnancy....   [tags: pro-life, pro-choice]

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Different Levels Of Moral Reasoning

- In this paper, I will use Kohlbergs theory to explain his thought process on his three different levels of moral reasoning. I will explain how different levels of reasoning may effect how an individual makes a decision when it comes to their personal moral dilemmas, and how they justify that decision, which has no favourable outcome no matter what is decided. The three levels of Kohlbergs moral reasoning which contain two substages each are; the pre-conventional level, which includes stages one and two, the conventional level with stages three and four, as well as the post-conventional level which entails stages five and six....   [tags: Thought, Critical thinking, Morality, Psychology]

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Moral Law And Duty Ethics

- ... So from this, we can tell immediately that you would never be able to universalize that law. This is the formula used to test every potential moral law. For Kant, for a law to hold morally, it has to be “necessary and universal”, and for him necessity can only hold from the a priori, prior to experience, principles of philosophy. Philosophy based from these principles is known as pure philosophy. Opposite to a priori is the a posteriori, or from experience, principles. Philosophy based from experience is known as empirical....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics]

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Ethical Implications Of Moral Responsibility

- ... Act utilitarianism makes certain exceptions about the “right” moral decision based on individual acts; as, in contrast, rule utilitarianism is based on adhering to the “right” act no matter what the circumstances. In both cases, utilitarianism would argue that a “right” ethical decision will have the best overall consequences, no matter what type of sacrifice is made. For instance, Jake tells John (1) that he will kill one man to save the lives of one hundred people, or that (2), he will kill all of the people....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Morality, Ethics, Decision making]

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The Moral Development of Huckleberry Finn

- Huck Finn, a narcissistic and unreliable young boy, slowly morphs into a courteous figure of respect and selflessness. After Pap abducts the young and civilized Huck, Huck descends into his old habits of lies and half-truths. However, upon helping a runaway slave escape, Huck regains morality and a sense of purpose. Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck lies to characters, casting the authenticity of the story into doubt but illustrating Huck’s gradual rejection of lying for himself and a shift towards lying for others....   [tags: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]

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The Moral Right...or The Greater Good?

- Sex is a topic that is rarely openly discussed in America. Some would say that is an example of moral decency, others might argue that this is just a prudish mindset we inherited from early puritan settlers. Sex for pay or prostitution, is one concept so at odds with this taboo that it has been declared immoral and illegal. Forty-eight out of fifty states have decided that prostitution should be illegal. On the surface, this widespread ban on prostitution may appear to combat the spread disease and sex slavery, but, upon further inspection, this assertion might not be supported by facts....   [tags: Sexual Issues]

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The Moral Ambiguity of Julius Caesar

- Phillip Pullman, a British author, once wrote, “I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are”( Pullman’s quotation on the actions of man being the source of good and evil closely relate to morality, principles regarding the distinction of right and wrong or a person’s values. The question of what human morality truly is has been pondered by philosophers, common folk, and writers for thousands of years....   [tags: ethical, evil, ambiguous]

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The Moral Issues Of Charles Dickens

- ... Which influenced his own writings later on. Even though Charles had little formal schooling, he taught himself to right and became a journalist. He didn’t have a true success until he published “The Pickwick Papers” in monthly installments. (Charles Dickens Biogarphy) In just a few years, Charles was known as one of the most successful writer of the time. Around the same time, Charles Dickens got married to Catherine Hogarth and they had ten children. After words, he published Oliver Twist and Nickleby to show his understanding of the impoverished social class....   [tags: Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers]

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Making Decisions on Moral Dilemmas

- Moral dilemmas always appear in our daily lives and we are the one to make the right decision. Through different trials can we solve the above dilemmas; unfortunately, the majority of them cannot be solved easily. What we can do is to find out which methods or guides are more suitable for the case. No rules can suit every situation. Therefore, moral conflict should be judged case by case since the situations are very complicated. Besides, most likely the moral dilemmas will not have the perfect solution but it still can be solved; what we can do to solve the moral conflicts is analyzing between different solutions to minimize the loss and pursuit the right value....   [tags: guides, conflict, solution, value, justice]

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The Theory Of Moral Development

- ... The interpersonal relationships stage is the first stage of conventional morality and is focused on living up to the standards of society. In this stage, an individual will interpret an action based on societal roles and expectations. The second stage of conventional morality is the stage of maintaining social order. At this stage of conventional morality, society is viewed as the main consideration of an individual as the rules are followed and the authority is respected to maintain order (McLeod, S.A., 2013)....   [tags: Jean Piaget, Theory of cognitive development]

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The Problem Of Moral Luck

- ... Consider how one’s temperament and upbringing could be lucky, or unlucky—how they might determine future scenarios one might find himself in, and actions he may take (William, 116). Clearly constitutive luck is inescapable, especially concerning morality and moral assessment. This is problematic because it means one is morally accountable for actions that are influenced by forces outside of their control (Williams, 116). Williams develops something he calls the control condition in countenance, whereby he imagines morality as immune to luck (Williams, 139)....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Human, Luck]

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The Destruction Of Moral Courage

- ... Dubose is also very determined to end her addiction before her death regardless of how hard it is. Atticus mentions to Mrs. Dubose “that Jem’s reading days are numbered” and to which Mrs. Dubose replies “only a week longer.. Just to be sure” (145). Mrs. Dubose is not only ending her addiction but also, very determined to do something incredibly challenging. Jem’s readings help distract Dubose from her morphine addiction and if Jem continues reading for a week, Mrs. Dubose will be able to obtain the victory of her courage over her odious addiction....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Truman Capote]

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Teaching Values And Moral Values

- ... Ethical Decisions Children make sense of the world around them through stories. They use the contents of stories to depict insights to their own lives and moral dimensions. Storytelling in a classroom setting allows students to share personal experiences and gives them a chance to challenge or discuss their own ethical deliberations. (Simon and Olds, 1976) explained that children need to understand the range of possibilities for action, that there are consequences to actions and how to make choices based upon the awareness of options and consequences....   [tags: Morality, Education, Teacher, School]

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Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development

- Lawrence Kohlberg began his collegiate career at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois. He was indeed a very brilliant man and a true scholar. He was so smart in fact, that he placed extremely high on the University’s entrance exam. This resulted in him only having to take a few classes towards graduation. In just one year’s time, he was able to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. After graduation, he began working on his graduate coursework, thinking he would be a clinical psychologist....   [tags: Psychology]

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Aquinas´ Moral Code of Conduct

- Natural law is this idea that from nature we can deduce certain things, how things are, and how they should be. Natural law is a theory of an existence of a law that is set by nature and that it applies to all because it is rooted within our beings. Natural law is a clear-cut approach to morality and it established the common rational rules of society. The law of nature is written within human beings hearts, engaged, and imprinted in our nature from the beginning of existence. It is the order of natural beings that are capable of rational, moral actions, knowledge and truth....   [tags: justice, humans, choices, natural, law]

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Philippa Foot on Moral Dilemmas

- The problem of dilemma, as presented by Philippa Foot in her writing, “Moral Dilemmas Revisited”, is the problem of whether it is possible to be in a situation where you cannot avoid making a wrong choice. Foot argues that it is always possible to avoid making a wrong choice in a difficult situation. She presents the ideas of multiple philosophers and their defense of the thought that there are situations where you can and will make a wrong choice. Foot defends herself further in the explanation of her point....   [tags: philosophical analysis]

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The Moral Value Of Ethics

- As a function, ethics is a philosophical study of the moral value of human conduct, and of the rules and principles it should govern. As a system, ethics are a social, religious, or civil code of behavior considered correct by a particular group, profession, or individual. As an instrument, ethics provide perspective regarding the moral fitness of a decision, course of action, or potential outcomes. Ethical decision-making can include many types, including deontological (duty), consequentialism (including utilitarianism), and virtue ethics....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Virtue, Human rights]

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The Values Of Moral Values

- ... Neither of them have an education greater than grade school. They were forced to work and in desperation of a better life for my siblings and I they came here. The American Dream to them is to see their children be successful. Education is significant because growing up I believed school is my only way out. Education meant success. The privilege to go to college is something I can not let by. Attending college and getting a career is my way of repaying my parents for all the troubles they faced coming to the U.S....   [tags: Morality, Value, Criminal justice, Value theory]

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Moral and Ethical Obligations to Animals

- Morality is a naturally occurring, global, psychological effect many believe is based on a human’s ability to empathise, it is thought the uncomfortable feeling of seeing another suffer pushes us to prevent the suffering. It can be viewed as the governing principal that allows us to know the difference between what is right and wrong, it drives us to act in a way which allows other beings we exist with to have a positive experience, preventing suffering. This is why irreprehensible acts such as mental abuse, physical and sexual assault and murder are considered just so irreprehensible....   [tags: Animal Rights]

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Moral and Ethical Dilemmas of Abortion

- ... What kind of logic is this. Back when my mother was pregnant with me, the doctors said that I was going to have Down syndrome and dwarfism, if I were to survive the whole nine month pregnancy. They recommended for her to get an abortion, which she refused. Of course, I wasn’t born with any abnormalities. But let’s say I was; would I have any less of a right to live, just because I wasn’t the same as everyone else. Abortion feeds into the subconscious and makes people believe that the disabled have less of a right to live....   [tags: pro-life, terminating pregnancy]

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Moral Blame For The Armaments Race

- moral blame for the armaments race, and possibly war, is clearly on the Russians."(Medhurst 20) The rhetoric of the speech put the Soviet Union in a horrible position. Due to the careful development of the speech and the vast amount of time developing the correct language there was no right answer for the soviets. The United States created a perfect speech to put the Soviet Union at a huge disadvantage. The next most important part of the speech is the analyst of the text used and how the speech is organized....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, United Nations]

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The Moral Approach Of Mental Illness

- The “moral approach” to treatment of mental illnesses went through many cycles. After World War II during the French Revolution is when psychotherapy and changes to mental health started to advance. The changes in mental illness stemmed from changes in ideas of how hospitals should be ran and the treatment of patients. As stated in our text book by Palmon, Weikel and Borsos (2006) during the 1790s Philippe Pinel started to revolutionize the way his mental hospital was ran in Paris, France. Philippe Pinel’s major adjustments were during the French Revolution, which was a time of inspiration, governmental change and free thinking....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental health]

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The Moral Duties Of Healthcare Professionals

- ... The physician might feel tempted to lie about or withhold this discovery from the patient and the patient’s parents because the truth will likely devastate the family. In this situation, I feel it is morally justifiable to withhold the results from the patient, at least initially, as death can be a terrifying subject for anyone, let alone a child. However, it is absolutely imperative that the physician fully informs the patient’s parents or primary caregivers so they can decide how they want to proceed and prepare accordingly....   [tags: Health care provider, Patient, Health care]

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What Makes A Moral Responsibility?

- ... By no one or nothing, I assume Strawson means no God, no early circumstances, or no other determining factor. While Strawson makes some strong assertions about the impossibility of moral responsibility, it is vulnerable in parts to some objections due to a flaw within his argument. The flaw within his argument lies in his premise that we are not responsible for who we are in any given respect. He has already dismissed the need for determinism, and as such, has dismissed the thought of spontaneous action....   [tags: Free will, Determinism, Libertarianism, Causality]

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Ethical and Moral Leadership Environments

- Introduction Defining moral leadership is quite simple and varied dependent upon the situation or context requiring leadership. Carrying out moral and ethical leadership is much more complex when carried out in the day to day operations in life. This is particularly poignant when righting a wrong, or redeeming a situation to help in a process of improvement. Dineen, Lewicki and Tomlinson (2006 p. 430 in Yukl) state a case that it is up to the leadership to lead by example regarding both ethical and moral behaviour....   [tags: Ethics]

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Interactions and Moral Judgement Study

- Moral judgments comprise a substantial portion of everyday interactions, and as such, it is crucial to understand the mechanism by which they form. While moral judgments have long been a subject of interest in social psychology, only recently has the mechanism of such judgments been studied. Current research has shown that the specific context of a moral judgment has a substantial impact on the outcome of that judgment (Van Bavel, Packer, Johnsen Haas, & Cunningham, 2012). Further research on moral judgments suggests that attention may play a key role in the formation of these judgments (Kastner, 2010)....   [tags: Behavior, Race, Prejudice]

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Utilitarianism : The Moral Theory

- Utilitarianism is the moral theory that defines the right action as the action that produces the greatest overall good for the whole. The purpose is to guide people’s actions in such a way as to produce a better world. This is a demanding moral position that will often put aside self-interest for the sake of the whole. By agreeing that the purpose of morality is to make the world a better place, and by assessing various courses of action scientifically to determine which will have the greatest positive effect, then we can provide scientific answers to the question of what is the best action....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Utilitarianism, Fetus]

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Moral Panics And Public Awareness

- 1) choose the theory from part one of the course most relevant to explaining your chosen topic, and provide a succinct analysis of the theory The criminal law are rules of conduct set to prevent ‘crime against the person and crime against the property’ in different time and places (Rush 2003). Each state in Australia has a specific set of criminal law, which is designed to protect individuals of a state from facing possible harm and threat. In order to achieve policy reforms, legal authorities make use of moral panics to create tension in society, so as to increase public awareness and gain social support towards related issues....   [tags: Sociology, Morality, Crime, Bullying]

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Ethical Relativism And Moral Objectivism

- The world is a mixture of ethical relativism and moral objectivism, even though some commonalities of fundamental moral principles exist between certain societies, not every society subscribes to those moral principles. Ethical relativism is based on the premise that morality is relative to the norms of one 's culture. However, moral objectivism is the position that certain acts are universally right or wrong, independent of human opinion. A hybrid approach to these theological philosophies has helped me be successful in the military....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Virtue, Military]

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Mills and Kant Moral Philosophy

- Another motive for action is when something is done in accordance to duty, and actually wants to do it – this is also called immediate inclination. An example of this principle would be a man who is happily married. However, at the office, there is an attractive new intern that constantly hits on him. He does find the intern to be physically attractive but does not actually desire to be with her. He reflects that he could indeed have an affair with this intern if he wanted to but he wont in a million years because he is extremely happy with his wife....   [tags: marriage, happiness, philosophy]

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The Issue Of Moral Hazard

- ... In the past, financial organizations would be more conscious in evaluating the credibility of the borrower when they organization issued loans. The reason behind is that they will be not be able to perform assignment of debt to get their money back. The only way to do so is to wait until the borrowers pay back their loans. However, nowadays financial organizations can reassignment the debt to others, which means the risks are also transferred to the people or organization who buy the debt. As Alan Blinder, economist from Princeton University stated, “Securitization sharply reduces the originator’s incentive to scrutinize the creditworthiness of borrowers”....   [tags: Subprime mortgage crisis, Debt, Fannie Mae, Risk]

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The Moral And Intellectual Virtues

- Society as a whole is one that is often studied in a number of different ways. Since the beginning of our existence, philosophers and psychologist alike have been identifying what it is that causes our minds to determine what it is to be appropriate in our actions. Often our social interactions as well as our specific genetic structure influence the type of person we become. Our moral and intellectual virtues are the foundation of our decision making process. The developments of these given and learned virtues are most often the drivers we fall on in order to define our path towards happiness....   [tags: Virtue, Friendship, Virtue ethics]

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The Moral Issue Of Abortion

- The Catholic faith and the Hindu faith each have their own stance on the moral issue of Abortion. Abortion is scientifically defined as ‘the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy’. In terms of spiritual belief, context and understanding from scripture and biblical passages, each religious denomination share some comparative and contrasting views on the morally wrong and morally right aspects involved on the discussion of abortion. Human dignity and how we dignify the issue as human beings of either Catholic or Hindu faiths also demonstrates the different understandings that each faith shares and highlights about the moral issue of abortion; what does each faith believe, how does each d...   [tags: Religion, Morality, Pregnancy, Human]

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Is Jesus A Moral Teacher?

- Over 2000 years ago, there purportedly was a man born of a virgin, who made outrageous claims. This man was Jesus of Nazareth and He professed to be the Son of God. Without question, Jesus is one of the most influential people that ever walked the earth, but was he the Son of God. Many suggest that he was not Lord, just a great moral teacher, which is a legitimate answer if one does not consider the bold statements that he proclaimed to the world. Lewis suggests that if Jesus was not God, but claimed to be God, then these opponents have lost their argument because he was clearly not a moral teacher but an outright liar or a crazy lunatic....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, God, Gospel of John]

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The Moral Obligation Of Privacy

- The Moral Obligation of Privacy in Jobs Privacy is important for many reasons. This idea comes from the knowledge that individuals can get affected in numerous ways if there is not restriction on the public’s access to private life and in the utilization of personal information. For this reason, there is a moral obligation to keep personal information private of the loved ones, even if the use of other’s privacy is going to benefit the person in the ambient of work. In fact, sometimes jobs require the use of personal information and experiences to be successful in the field you are performing on....   [tags: Human, Morality, Personal life, Human rights]

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Utilitarianism : The Moral Theory

- ... While he’s trying to hurt certain people his plan messes up and maximizing goodness thus making him moral. The most important part about this ethical theory is the mathematics that has to be done. The main principle of utility is that “one should always choose the action that would maximize the overall happiness.” utilitarianism only counts for happiness. The difficult part with this is that you have to Calculation problems. One could accomplish this by using math and seeing what is the best outcome....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, John Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham]

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Moral Panics: A Social Problem

- Any person over the age of 12 would have no problem recalling the panic of the H1N1 virus in the United States in 2009. An acute sniffle. The only possibly explanation is Swine Flu. When in reality, during the prime of this epidemic, only about 12,000 fatalities occurred. Now we look back and find these “panics” merely an overreaction. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a panic as “a situation that causes many people to become afraid and to rush to do something.” However in class, it was discussed that a moral panic is a social problem that is largely unsubstantiated....   [tags: Fear, Nationwide, Teens]

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Self Esteem and Moral Reasoning

- a. Much has been said about children’s self-esteem in the past 20 years: Discuss the implications of building a child’s “self-esteem” without helping a child master any competencies in any of the areas of the multiple intelligences, character, behavior, or spiritual development. Any attempt to encourage or develop healthy “self-esteem” without any external help is going to be difficult without any guidance. The factors stated in the assignment’s question; the multiple intelligences, character, behavior, or spiritual development are far too important in understanding one’s “self,” to be left to chance....   [tags: Response]

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The Quest to Moral Perfection

- Morality: it is a term that is questioned at every corner of every day. The moral idea ranges from something small such as helping an old women cross the street, to the extreme such as the recent actions taken by politicians to limit public union rights in Wisconsin. Dictating the difference between right and wrong has been an issue that dates to the times before Christ, where the idea of moral perfection was used to determine one’s right of passage into heaven. It was not until Benjamin Franklin, who published a guide within of his autobiography, describing thirteen steps to achieving moral perfection....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin]

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Is Abortion Moral or Immoral?

- “Is abortion moral or immoral?” We yet have not acquired an answer to this question. Infer by that, we defend about the nature and the moral status of the fetus. In the other word, should we or should we not. Don Marquis as well as Bonnie Steinbock embraces with the argument of their own, which point out the morality of abortion. Don Marquis upholds the fact of since abortion deprives the fetus of a future like ours therefore most abortion is morally wrong. He adheres in his article “abortion is, except possibly in rare cases, seriously immoral”, what he meant was that not all abortions are wrong....   [tags: Abortion Essays]

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The Moral Obligation of Businesses

- Introduction: Individuals are not motivated to do as they wish to, within narrow boundaries of the community, which illustrates common collaboration. By stages, cooperation will improve into activities that rise towards sustaining that niche society’s wellbeing. People who care about others who are not able to take care of them self like, poor, old, weak, sick, as also know as moral imperatives (Brenan, pg 114). Even though, helping isn’t partial to the above-mentioned groups. Basically thinking regarding citizens, land, atmosphere and nature is known as cultivation....   [tags: environment, collaboration]

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The Study of Moral Judgements

- Moral judgments comprise a substantial portion of everyday interactions, and as such, it is crucial to understand the mechanism by which they form. While moral judgments have long been a subject of interest in social psychology, only recently has the mechanism of such judgments been studied. Current research has shown that the specific context of a moral judgment has a substantial impact on the outcome of that judgment (Van Bavel, Packer, Johnsen Haas, & Cunningham, 2012). Further research on moral judgments suggests that attention may play a key role in the formation of these judgments (Kastner, 2010)....   [tags: social psychology]

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Free Will and Moral Responsibility

- Free Will and Moral Responsibility Free will and moral responsibility has always been one of the most basic and fundamental elements of philosophy. It is undeniable that there is a connection between free will and moral responsibility. Different philosophers throughout the ages have viewed this connection in both similar and differing ways. The first connection between free will and moral responsibility can be seen by Aristotle and Epictetus through their views of the voluntary and involuntary....   [tags: philosophy, voluntary, aristotle]

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The Moral And Immoral Choice

- In certain situations it is difficult for a person to decide between a moral and immoral choice. In the field of health there are physicians and patients that may have two different mindsets. One may be a patient that believes a decision is moral, while a physician may think the decision is immoral. How can the physician stick to his beliefs and morals when he must make a choice to go against them or not. Ishmeal is a doctor in medicine that has a religious background. He isn’t bias, and he takes a step or two back to see the bigger picture in the decisions he is going to make....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Ethics, Patient]

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The Human Moral Of Society

- ... Manipulations often involve of controlling their victim for the user benefit impacting the state of mind of their victims. This concept goes against the moral of humanity and their freedom, In Stoica’s article he stated” Dumitru Borţun provides a solution: the manipulation is just an instrument, so it cannot be judged in terms of ethics and morals.” (2014, p 142).”. Manipulation a tools use by the manipulator right or wrong it depends on the user but if uses correct if for a good reason then therefore it not considers as a manipulation because even though we manipulate someone under the right circumstance if it benefits someone than it not a manipulation....   [tags: Psychology, Mind, Thought, MIND]

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Abraham Lincoln: A Moral Unifier?

- Abraham Lincoln is a mythical figure in American culture and history because he is the President who saved the Union and abolished slavery. American admiration for him is so great that Americans have carved him into mountains and immortalized him in a Greek temple. In the Lincoln Memorial, one can find the inscriptions of the “Gettysburg Address” and “Second Inaugural Address”. To some, these speeches signify America’s rebirth as a unified political and moral country. Interestingly, these two speeches overshadow the fact that Lincoln’s words were once divisive....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln Essays]

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Personal Privacy Legal or Moral

- Personal Privacy…The topic I have chosen for my Research Paper, is a subject of extensive views and implications. I have done my research on the Web and gathered Web Resources and Databases to provide me with an ample amount of data to process into information that will enlighten the reader on this subject. I believe, however, the term ‘Privacy’, indicates the right of individuals to be free to enjoy life in peace and serenity. According to, ‘The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary, Third Edition’, ‘personal’ means: ‘one’s own, private’, and ‘private’ means, ‘state of being alone or private’....   [tags: Bill of Rights, government spying]

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Peter Singer and Moral Decisions

- Singer explains the reasoning beg=hind his thesis by offering the reader a thought experiment from Unger’s book called “Living high and letting die”. In the experiment a scenario is presented where a child is on a train track and a train is headed towards him and is surely going to kill shim. Now, a man named Bob has the opportunity to save the child. In order to do so he would have to divert the train by throwing a switch. But by doing so he would also wreck his prized and expensive Bugatti. The car is also an investment for his future....   [tags: Responsibility, Choices]

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An Individual 's Moral Ethics

- ... Unfortunately, the situation presented in scenario one can be considered an ethical issue. For the reason, that the person who discovered the iPod now has to decide whether to report the lost item or keep it. Of course, finding an iPod that contains a list of one’s favorite music and knowing that there is no witnesses, can somehow generate the belief that what happened is luck or destiny. Nonetheless, the individual who found the iPod must take into account the reality of the situation and its consequences....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Risk, Decision making]

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The Moral Permissibility Of Abortion

- ... She also compares a woman who has been raped, whom becomes pregnant did not consent to having a fetus in her womb for nine months. She says, the fetus has a right to life; however, does not have a consensual mother’s body either. This point is questioning premise # 3, that every fetus has a right to life. Thomson contends that because the mother did not consent to getting pregnant, she has no moral obligation to continue the pregnancy. The fetus’s right to life should not be valued over a woman’s autonomy, due to the fact, she did not give consent to her body to be used for food or housing (Thompson, 1971, p....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Fetus, Abortion debate]

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Discipline that Encourages Moral Behavior

- I think as parent's we have all wondered what types of discipline can encourage moral behavior, and what types of discipline should we avoid. One of the most powerful types of discipline that can foster moral development is inductive discipline. Inductive discipline is a way you can teach a child to consider others feelings. For example, if your child is playing at the park and they hit another child what do you do. A powerful tool to use is talk to your child about the event of hitting another child and then help them to see how what they done hurt the other child's feelings....   [tags: Child Discipline]

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