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The Moral Decline

- Is our society in a state of moral decline. To answer this question we have to define the word “moral” first. In Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of the word moral is “Concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior.” From this definition we can understand that a moral decline is a decline in knowing the different between right or wrong. In another word our moral is like a guide for every choice we make in our life. Therefore anything could affect our moral reasoning would affect our life....   [tags: pornography, morality, economy, family, divorce]

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Moral Decline in the United States

- Many people try to argue that there is not a moral decline going on. I have heard things such as, “the ratio of moral people and unmoral people is the same as fifty years ago; as the population grows the amount of moral and unmoral people grow too.” And what about “life around us is changing, we just have different priorties and values which determine our morals.” Everyone has their own idea of morality, what’s right and wrong and what is causing this moral decline, if there even is one. I believe there is a moral decline in our country and 74 percent of Americans agree with me according to the Cultural and Media Institute....   [tags: morality, religion, ]

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Moral Decline

- I believe that America’s morality is on the decline. America has always been seen as a moral country but now the society in America has changed drastically. After William Bennett viewed polls showing that: “We Americans now place less value on what we owe others as a matter of moral obligation; less value on sacrifice as moral good, on social conformity, respectability, physical pleasure and sexuality-and correlatively greater value on things like self-expression, individualism, self-realization, and personal choice.” In the past some things that seemed unacceptable in society are now considered as acceptable....   [tags: Morality]

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America's Moral Decline

- America's Moral Decline One of the most pressing problems facing America today is our moral crisis. This problem is one that is related to many other social dilemmas. It has a correlation to our rising crime rate, drug usage, and a trend towards sexual irresponsibility. It is imminent for Americans to find a cure for this moral disease lest we are bound for chaos. In order to solve this problem we must first, as with any problem, determine the causes. One of the causes is the overall tolerance of things that are immoral....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Young Goodman Brown's Moral Decline

- Young Goodman Brown's Moral Decline       The symbolism of Young Goodman Brown’s moral decline bypasses the conscious, logical mind and is located in a more dreamlike process. It is interpreted to show that no one truly falls into the category of good or evil. Hawthorne’s use of symbolism shows the neutrality between good and evil and appearance and reality so that the reader is unable to comprehend the difference. Throughout the story, good and evil are described through a bombardment of metaphors....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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Moral and Social Decline in Three Victorian Texts

- A degenerate decadent Victorian society is constructed within Dorian Gray , wealth and image are given more importance than morals. The novel’s only lapse into first person narrative within which Wilde comments on ‘Civilised society’, he argues that insincerity is necessary to conduct oneself in society. This correlates to the idea of performing and wearing a fake mask in order to fit into society. The phrase ‘manners are of more importance than morals’ exemplifies the fake surface nature of society, Dorian is accepted back into ‘society’ due to his handsome appearance on the surface, despite his lack of moral code and acts of debauchery....   [tags: Society, Degenerate]

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Moral and Social Decline in Three Victorian Texts

- Discuss representations of social and/or moral decline in Victorian texts. Moral and social decline are essential concepts to the Victorian era, the period having experienced radical change, innovation and uncertainty. The texts: The picture of Dorian Gray, The Time Machine, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, analogously act as dynamic explorative pieces of Victorian literature, centralising on pre-existing anxieties and concerns. The three pieces focalize on the anxieties specifically associated with the Fin-De-Siècle, demonstrating the apprehensive Victorian society....   [tags: Society, Degenerate]

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The Decline in PharmaCARE Stock

- PharmaCARE is a successful pharmaceutical company, with a reputation as a caring, ethical, and well-run company that is responsible for producing products that saved millions of lives, as well as enhanced the quality of life for others. However, PharmaCare has been under scrutiny for its ethical and moral standards. The following questions will shed more light on these issues that have caused a decline in PharmaCARE’s stock. 1. Who are the stakeholders in this scenario. There are various stakeholders who are involved in this scenario....   [tags: pharmaceutical companies, business analysis]

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Decline on American Society

- Most have had that moment when they are just causally watching a TV show or movie with a parent that seems good and clean when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a sex scene pops up. Neither of you expected it, so it creates both an awkward situation for both the parent and the child. You don’t know what to do. You may want run away as fast as possible or try and focus your attention elsewhere until the unpleasant and extremely awkward situation resolves itself. Burying your face in your phone and acting as though you noticed nothing is another great solution....   [tags: morality, values, media, Golden Rule, television]

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The Decline of Morals and Morality in America

- America is in a Moral Decline       The founders of America believed that a popular government and its laws necessarily rested upon an underlying moral order that preceded both the state and man-made law. They referred to this transcendent moral order in the Declaration of Independence as "self evident truths" and "the laws of nature and of nature's god" (Barr pg. 211). For a republic to work, the founders thought, the people had to internally guided by commonly shared moral values. The founders viewed themselves as launching a great experiment: Could a free people retain a moral culture that would promote the self-discipline and virtues needed to restrain corruption....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Moral Obligations Of A Citizen

- ... As discussed in Lifeboat Ethics: The case against helping the poor (Hardin, 1974), there is a proposal that has been put forth of developing a world food bank which would allow for these poorer nations to draw from them in the event of crop failures and times of famine. It is implied, however, that we may in fact be causing more harm than good by setting up a nation 's dependence on aid rather than teaching that nation how to support themselves in times of hardship. Another argument against providing aid to countries outside of our own is the idea that it is a rudimentary way of controlling the growth of a population....   [tags: Lifeboat ethics, Garrett Hardin, Overpopulation]

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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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The Automatic Transmission and Decline of Western Morals

- The Automatic Transmission and Decline of Western Morals When first struck with this notion, that the automatic transmission has caused the decline of Western morals, I was pumped-up and ready to go. I could've written the whole thing right then and there, sans research, sans forethought, sans plan. But then, what I thought to be the better angel of my nature kicked in and said that the responsible thing to do was to do research. Despite my future difficulties, I still think this to be the right course of action....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Decline Of The Roman Catholic Church

- The main reason for this cause is that the Roman Catholic Church was already facing a complete collapse of their hierarchal bureaucracy before the plague even arrived. The church was more concentrated on accomplishing their personal agenda of gaining power and wealth, but eventually found itself at a disadvantage since the plague has weakened its influence. When the Bubonic Plague desolated Europe from 1347- 1352, the secular church was forced to respond when its religious capabilities were found to be indigent....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague of Justinian]

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The Decline of The U.S. Education System

- Education in the United States has long been a concerned issue for teachers, parents, and communities. It is a major political topic, in which government has shown continuous efforts to compare and evaluate standards from state to state by creating and monitoring various programs for overall academic improvement across the country. Proper education has now become a moral necessity in order for individuals and societies to grow and succeed. Some of the major issues in the U.S. educational system consist of lack of equality in education, and decline in academic test scores....   [tags: Education]

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Decline Of Support On The Home Front

- North Vietnam to South Vietnam and vice versa without being discovered or caught (Wiest, 2002, 30). Decline of Support on the Home front The US government had to promote and ask support for a war that was getting to be more and more unpopular back on the home front. The height of this war came at a time that was rife with student activism, coming on the heels of the height of the civil rights movement. Freedom of thought and of speech was the agenda of the day, and US campuses were filled with protest marches deploring the draft and questioning the legal and moral right of the US government through its leaders, to intervene in this war (Guttman, 1969, 58)....   [tags: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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The Decline Of The Roman Empire

- To many people, the mention of the Roman Empire invokes thoughts of gladiators, debauchery, and the abuse of power. To others, it brings visualizations of classical statues, beautiful temples, and mythological gods. The Roman Empire was all of that and more. The saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” is true and its fall and decline happened gradually as well. Ancient Rome has inspired volumes of historical works, theatrical plays, and even movies in more recent times. More specifically, its fall and decline have fascinated people for centuries and there are harbingers who warn of current political trends that mimic Rome’s mistakes....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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The Rise Of The Roman Empire

- What actually instigated the degeneration of the Roman Empire. Some might argue that Germanic invasions coupled with the “otherworldly” rise of Christianity led to the Empire’s decline. This viewpoint, conversely, seems far too limited in scope. In any case, Ammianus Marcellinus, Salvian, and Theodosius all identify a multitude of factors that dissolved the Roman Empire. Though the destruction of invasions and the social change of new religion certainly played an important role, the fall of the empire was likely the result of countless complications, including decreased productivity in agrarian and manufacturing spheres as a result of soaring rates of inflation and taxation, civil dissension...   [tags: Roman Empire, Decline of the Roman Empire]

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The Periods of Success and Decline in the Dynastic Cycle

- After the fall of the Qin Dynasty, the Han dynasty drew from the teachings of Confucius to create the Han Synthesis. This formed the traditional belief in China that history repeats itself and directly contributed to the Dynastic Cycle. This is demonstrated by the use of Confucius teachings, the Dynastic Cycle and the Han Synthesis when addressing the Good Life, Good Society and Good State respectively. Each of these philosophies highlight that Chinese history repeats itself by casting light on this theme of repetition through the three different areas....   [tags: repetition, empire, china, philosophies]

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The Moral Degeneration of Broadcast Media

-     As our technologies advance and our collective morality decreases, the American people are faced with a dilemma which impacts greatly the foundation of our society. What is acceptable in the media. Broadcast media is the most widespread, effective, accessible means of conveying information in the world today. With 98% of American homes having a television set, and 2/3 of those homes receiving cable, TV and movies are the most pervasive means of corruption yet known to our society. So readily available, one does not even have to leave his/her home to be affected by it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Ethical and Moral Decisions in Business

- Ethical and Moral Decisions in Business Ethics alone tend to be defined as a moral code of conduct that is perceived to be the right thing to do. An ethical decision means doing what is right, as apposed to assessing the most profitable course of action. In the past, free market ideology was that corporations were kept responsible to customers, shareholders, workers and society by customer and investor behavior, seen in share price. Millions of individual “voters” in the market place ensured they behaved....   [tags: Business Ethics Morality Papers]

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Evolution of the Moral Code

- Evolution of the Moral Code "Morality is the herding instinct of the individual."    -Nietzsche Within the depths of your imagination, two tribes exist. Peaceful hunter-gatherers, they are exactly equal in every respect. All of the variables in their environment are the same or cancel each other out. Their birth and death rates coincide exactly, their resources and location are so similar that they could be the same tribe. They remain in this state of equality, completely unaware of each others' existence, until one day a fight erupts in both tribes at the same time which heats to the point where one member of the tribe kills another in anger....   [tags: Philosophy essays]

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Terrorism and the Decline of Contemporary Islam

- The Decline of Contemporary Islam The Islamic civilization that produced such tolerance, knowledge, and beauty throughout history is now only able to produce terrorists. Extreme acts of violence, such as the September 11 terrorist attacks, test the mettle and moral depth of societies-the society that is targeted by the violence and the society that generated it. For instance, the Japanese stealth attack on Pearl Harbor tested both the aggressor and the victim. Pearl Harbor challenged the moral integrity of Japanese normative values, but also tested us-the victim....   [tags: Threats To World Peace]

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The Renaissance and Italy's Decline

- The Renaissance and Italy's Decline Definition: The period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages, conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. Set in the city-states of Italy in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the constant uncertainty, both economic and political, and extreme volatility of the historical situation provided the material for new intellectual, cultural, and social experiments that would at their conclusion provide the means of constructing a new European mono-cultural identity, one focused on humanistic studies, science, and the arts....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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Goldstein And Pinker 's Theories On A Worldwide Decline Of Violence

- ... The violence that decreased in this period was that of raiding for land and resources by as much as five-fold. Pinker’s next era or trend in the historical decrease of violence starts around the end of the Middle Ages and extends into the 20th century. Called the Civilizing Process, it lasted for five hundred years, this was when fiefdoms and other fragmented groups and territories started to condense into kingdoms. These kingdoms had a single central authority and allowed a larger level of trading and commerce....   [tags: World War II, War, Violence, Cold War]

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The Decline of American Economics

- There is no doubt that the only surviving socio-economic system prevailing is the free economy system which generated fast economic growth and prosperity albeit often ignoring social injustices along the way. This capitalistic system was born in Europe in the middle ages replacing feudalism when private concerns were generating surpluses and were ready to re-invest same thus spurring economic growth, albeit erratically. In the 18th century a Scottish moral philosopher, Adam Smith became the pioneer of political economy and advocated for the “free market” and “the invisible hand” concepts while Ethics and Moral philosophy, a subject he taught at Edinburgh University were essential built-in in...   [tags: Globalization Economics Argument Paper]

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A New Branch Of Moral Philosophy

- The principals of ethics provides society with the moral basis for decisions making and it changes throughout history as it reflects the knowledge and beliefs of the world at one particular time (Begley, 2009). Today, a new branch of moral philosophy has been developed with a more predominant regarded and value for science, fact and reasoning, placing more emphasis on evidence based practice in modern society (Begley, 2009). This moral philosophy is based on principals of logic and reason, a dramatic contrast to past philosophies, which were influenced deeply by spiritual and religious models....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Middle Ages, Ethics]

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The Moral Concern Of The Mercy Killing

- ... This demonstration of dismissal from the patient is marked as deliberate suicide. Moreover, the consequences of such an act are particularly the responsibility of the patient. The issue of death and dying raises questions in society when discussing the quandary of euthanasia. Those issues are related to many ideologies that are pertinent and applicable to the sorts of issues that happen with euthanasia. For instance, the principle of autonomy, as mentioned before, the patient has the right to consent to treatment that supports the outcome beneficial to the patient decision....   [tags: Medical ethics, Death, Euthanasia, Autonomy]

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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 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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Does the Hero Decline in the Epic of Beowulf?

- Does the Hero Decline in Beowulf.        Beowulf, a rousing Old English poem of man and monster, narrates the rise and fall of a superhuman hero named Beowulf. It is the interpretation of some readers that he declines markedly through the poem. This essay will explore that point of view. In Beowulf, the main character, a Geat warrior named Beowulf, possesses extraordinary qualities: “He was the strongest of men alive in that day, mighty and noble.”  Upon spotting Beowulf approaching, the sea-guard of the Danes says, “Never have I seen a greater man on earth…”  King Hrothgar of the Danes says of Beowulf, “Seafarers who took gifts to the Geats say that he has the strength of 30 men in his ha...   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essay]

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Morality And Religion, By Iris Murdoch

- One of life’s most complicated issues within our multi-cultural world is the need to understand morality and where our moral choices come from. It is something that is woven throughout every aspect of human life, and yet cannot be truly clarified through a single definition alone. The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘morality’ as “the principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior” (“Morality”). Some definitions claim infinite interpretations of morality that are strongly influenced by religion, secular ideology, philosophy, as well as moral Universalism....   [tags: Morality, Religion, Ethics, Moral absolutism]

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Cultural Morality: Comparative Analysis between a Fine Balance and the Poisionwood Bible

- ... Ruth May, young and oblivious, believes that everything her father did was right, however it is not entirely her fault, much like most people who are ignorant towards the issues of ethnocentrism. In conclusion, Ruth May faces death for het ignorance. Ruth May doesn't avoid the snakes as one who is familiar with the environment normally would, Kingsolver is clearly implying how destructive it can be to use ones beliefs in another cultural setting. At first, Leah trusted everything her father said, but towards the end she recognizes the imperfections in his system....   [tags: principle, relativism, religion, moral, idea]

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The Growth of the Labour Party and the Decline of the Liberal Party

- The Growth of the Labour Party and the Decline of the Liberal Party At the end of World War One in November 1918 the Labour Party emerged as a strong political Party. Prior to this it was the Liberal Party that was expected to be the main opposition to the Conservatives, with Labour as a party who used the popularity of the Liberals to become noticed. However, it soon became apparent that the Liberals were a weak and flagging party who were unable to unite as one to make decisions. It is evident that the First World War may have been an important factor in the growth of Labour and the decline of the Liberals....   [tags: Papers]

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The Decline in Morality Has Caused an Increase in Crime

- The Decline in Morality Has Caused an Increase in Crime In an age where violent crime is more dominant than ever and morality is not heard of, there arise many problems that result from each other. The past thirty years, our society has been determined to secularize itself and to separate from many moral standards that root from the Bible. Since moral values were removed from schools in the 1960's, crime and immorality has steadily risen. It is evident that declining morals has a direct effect on the crime rate....   [tags: Papers]

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The Internet, Moral Judgment and Respect

- The Internet, Moral Judgment and Respect The Internet has changed the way that many people go about their everyday lives. People are trading stocks, paying bills, checking weather reports, buying cars, and even lining up their Friday night dates via the Internet. It has certainly proved to be a convenient tool for many, but for some musicians it has created a void in their pocketbooks that may take some time to fill. Is the sharing of music files on the Internet our God given right, or is it a simple case of theft....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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The Decline in Morality in Reality Television

- Partying, inappropriate behavior, and even sometimes illegal activity sadly describe what many people view as entertainment today. It is known as reality television. Reality television has been around for a while, but has changed tremendously. The first “reality” shows were considered good and wholesome for the entire family. Now, many of these shows are not appropriate for children. Even though reality television may seem to be harmless, it has created a culture where people are encouraged to be impolite, dangerous, and lazy....   [tags: Values, Role Models, Television]

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Pornography and The Decline of Sexual Morality

- Sexual morality has declined in America today. The immoral life can be seen all around us. We see it in drugs, alcohol, movies, magazines, gangs, teenage pregnancy, pre-marital sex, and society as a whole. A person can walk into almost any convenience store and purchase a magazine depicting naked women. Videos and movies with graphic sex scenes can be rented or watched in any movie theater. They have become more common than ever before. Almost every movie with an "R" rating will have at least one sex scene....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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The History of the Roman Republic: From Beginning to Decline

- The early Roman Republic was one of the greatest civilizations of all time. The Roman government was so great, that it has been copied for centuries by other countries, including the United States. Rome was ruled by the Etruscans for hundreds of years. The Etruscans taught Rome to be civilized. They were taught the alphabet, “promoted trade, the development of metallurgy, and better agriculture in and around Rome.”(Butler) The Romans gained their independents from the Etruscans in 509 B.C, and created their own government, a republic....   [tags: Plebeians, Julius Caesar]

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The Great Gatsby: The Decline of The American Dream

- The pursuit of the American Dream has been alive for generations. People from nations all over the world come to America for the chance to achieve this legendary dream of freedom, opportunity, and the “all American family”. However, in the 1920’s this dream began to take a different form. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, unfolds what the American Dream really meant during the roaring 20’s. The Great Gatsby tells a story of the affluent Jay Gatsby and his dream of attaining the love of the married Daisy Buchanan....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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How Golding Presents the Decline from Civilisation to Savagery in Lord of the Flies

- How Golding Presents the Decline from Civilisation to Savagery in Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies is the name given to the inner beast, to which only Simon ever actually speaks. As Simon's waits for the beast's arrival near the bloody sow's head on the stake (buzzing with flies), The Lord of the Flies speaks to him, warning him not to get in its way or else he shall be killed by the boys. The Lord of the Flies name comes from the sow's head and the countless flies buzzing about it, which soon move from the sow's head to swarm around the head of Simon as the Lord of the Flies tells him, "I'm a part of you." In biblical texts, the Lord of the Flies is the title of Beelzebub (a direct tran...   [tags: Lord of the Flies William Golding Essays]

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Sexual Orientation On The Moral Compass Of The Military Service Men And Women

- ... Such events and others lead to the formulation of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in 1993. According to Spitko (2012) the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy meant that any member of the armed forces who acknowledge that he or she is gay faced separation from the forces. Still, if the military finds out that the member married or attempted to marry an individual of the same sex, he or she faces separation. In other words, gay people could still serve in the military provided they did not disclose their sexual orientation....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, Sexual orientation, Morality]

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Is there Anything to Justify Suicide

- ... Another example could involve war, as in a hostage scenario. A military person captured by the enemy and taken as a captive to be tortured until death. Would an extreme situation such as this validate the taking of one’s life. Does great duress or physical hardship make suicide justifiable. If so, then what is to be said of the average person who commits suicide simply due to feeling that his or her life no longer has value. In the article “A Journey That Ended in Anguish” written by T. Christian Miller of the Los Angeles Times in 2005 , the events that led to the suicide death of one Col....   [tags: killing oneself, moral analysis]

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Divorce and the Decline of Morality

- As America's divorce rate continues to skyrocket, it seems that morality continues to plummet. Approximately sixty-five percent of all marriages in America end in divorce, and this number does not seem to be declining any time soon. Are we creating a new generation "Y" of single parents. Is a broken home the wave of the future. If Americans don't get a grip on morality, this will surely be the case. It is not possible to pinpoint exactly why America's divorce rate is so high, much higher than that of previous decades....   [tags: Giving up on Marriage]

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Religion as an Important Source of Moral Values in Contemporary Societies

- Religion as an Important Source of Moral Values in Contemporary Societies Over the past century there has been a great differ in the views of the people of how people see religion and how important and how influential it is to our modern contemporary societies today. Too a large extent in our infrastructure today religion does play a vital part in how society runs. Religion especially helps integration between people. Before the industrial revolution quite a vast population would integrate with each other through church services and would socialise through that agency....   [tags: Papers]

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Socrates Law vs. Morality

- Introduction This essay will be discussing the distinction between the duty to obey the law and morals taking into consideration the trial of socrates within which this essay will be using as a vehicle to analyse the jurisprudential question as to why in a very modern constitutional democracy the citizen has a duty to obey the law. Socrates-Law vs Morality The trial of Socrates suggests that there are three possible bases for an ethical obligation to obey the law. First and foremost a citizen might have agreed to the law, that is, we might find that an express or implied agreement to conform exists....   [tags: obey, society, moral]

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The Contribution of the Discoveries and Theories of Charles Darwin in the Nineteenth Century to the Decline of Religious Belief in the Twentieth Centu

- The Contribution of the Discoveries and Theories of Charles Darwin in the Nineteenth Century to the Decline of Religious Belief in the Twentieth Century In Victorian England, people wanted answers. Explanations for unusual natural events were becoming unbelievable in an increasingly educated time, and these religious and supernatural explanations were doubted by many. People needed a sensible explanation for life and mans' existence. Charles Darwin provided a possible answer, and man was no longer an 'Adam' created in God's image, but descended from a simple single celled organism....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Do Rich People ( Countries ) Have A Moral Obligation Help Alleviate Global Poverty?

- ... The second premises of Singer argument is that rich people have the ability to help the poor people, therefore they should do it “without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance.” Rich countries have the ability to use part of the wealth in order to help alleviate the misery of poor countries. The amount of money necessary to provide poor people with their basic necessity is insignificant compare to the amount of money that rich countries waste every year in things like overproduction of food....   [tags: Poverty, World Bank, Wealth, Africa]

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Stem Cell Research Policy

- Stem cell research is an ever-evolving area of modern policy. Many bills have been proposed and some have been passed in this area. Stem cells are pluripotent, meaning they can be converted into other. These cells have the potential to treat and cure many illnesses for which this is not yet an option. Most of the controversy over stem cell research involves moral opposition. 1998 marked the first removal of a human embryonic stem cell. Until recently these cells could only be obtained through human embryos....   [tags: Moral Opposition, Controversy, Heal Illnesses]

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Facts about Peer Pressure

- Facts about Peer Pressure Adolescents are influenced by the experiences and relationships they have in their community with their family and their peers. Peer pressure is a very harsh tool that friends and other their age to use in order to coax them into smoking, drinking, or doing other drugs. It’s a social institution that modifies adolescents’ behaviors by making them indulge in risky behaviors such as drugs. Peer pressure on tobacco use, some studies indicates that 55% of tobacco use is influenced by going through peer pressure and seeing the people around you doing it all the time....   [tags: friends, coax, behavior, tobacco, moral]

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The Decline Adjustment Of Newly Arrived Slaves During The Early English Colonies

- ... Nevertheless, it is not a widely encouraged form of missions in today’s modern society. The “adjustment” period provided for the slaves was nonexistent. They were chained in ship’s cargo holds in Africa and removed and placed in public cages in the New World British Colonies. Then they were auctioned off to the highest bidder and once the price had been paid, they became property, similar to the method that livestock such as cows or pigs were purchased. This inhumane treatment bred resentment among the Africans and their resentment for the whites are shown in many ways ranging from large scale slave rebellions to small scale assassination or attempted assassination of the white slave own...   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The Legalization of Euthanasia

- The Legalization of Euthanasia Human rights have always been a piece of America’s development, and today these rights make up the freedom’s we have as the people. Being able to accept or decline medical attention is one of those rights. This means that patients have the right to tell a doctor if he or she does not want to be treated in any way even if they are on their death bed, and the doctor must do as the patient says. As those patients denying medical attention on their death beds are choosing their fate, we should be able to do the same without being in that situation....   [tags: Human Rights, Moral Views, Medical Attention]

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The Decline of Unions

- Trade unions around the world are falling on hard times in the organized workplace. The phrase ‘union live and die at the workplace’ is becoming a reality sooner than later. The likely obituary of trade unions world-wide are declining membership, density collapse, weaken bargaining power, and the lost of prominence and place in polity. Analyses of trade unionism in the literature for some 20 years now have commonly referring to a crisis of trade unionism. Most authors puts it ‘unions under siege’, ‘stagnant and declining’, and ‘experiencing near death’....   [tags: Labor Union Decline]

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Government Policy, Moral Hazard and the Endless Financial Crisis

- The story begins in 1938 when Roosevelt establishes Fannie Mae to purchase mortgages from lenders and sell them to investors as mortgaged backed securities. Loan originators are no longer exposed to mortgage default risks, and they have a continuous supply of money to lend as they sell each loan to Fannie. In 1970, congress creates Freddie Mac to buy and securitize private loans not guaranteed by Fannie Mae. Because Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are government sponsored enterprises (GSE), investors believe the securities are backed by the US Government and thus very low risk....   [tags: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, mortgage, loans]

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Surface Reading and the Decline in Understanding

- There are various types of methods that a person can implement when reading any work of literature. The methods range from scanning and skimming, which only examine the surface of the work, leaving out details, to analytical close reading that unearth the meaning of the miniscule details that are usually missed. With our society becoming more and more fast paced, it is being driven to rely solely on scanning and skimming (surface reading). This movement is furthermore compounded by the advances in technology—television, Kendal, internet, etc.—,which are able to supply the audience with almost an exact replica of the information that books provide in half the amount of time or less....   [tags: Decline of the Literate Culture]

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A Specie's Vulnerability to Population Decline

- Policy- and decision-makers claim information about the causes of population declines which driving species on the brink of extinction (). However, it is pointed out that the causes of vulnerability remain unclear to explain the variation to the risk of extinction (). According to Reynolds (2003), vulnerability is determinate by both the decline of species population and the reduction of their geographical range. These two forms of vulnerability are affected by both species’ mortality and habitat loss, which are the causes of intrinsic biological traits, extrinsic human induced effects and stochastic factors that likely determine the population trends ()....   [tags: animals, Population Decline, ]

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Reasons Of The Decline Of Roman Empire

- Reasons of Roman Decline Roman Empire was one of the greatest and the largest ruling party. Roman Empire lasted for more than 500 years. After nearly half millennium of rule, the roman finally lost their grip on Europe in the 5th century (The History of the Decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbon). There were a lot of factors and cause which led to the fall of Roman Empire. Not all the factors were that important or more accurately leading to roman fall, not all the Factor had an equal impact on roman fall....   [tags: Roman Empire, Decline of the Roman Empire]

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Reasons to Why Print Media is on The Decline

- Introduction The topic of interest in this literature review is on whether print media or digital media is better than their counterpart. Print media is a medium used to disseminate information or news on printed matter (“print media”). For example: newspapers, magazines, books. Digital media is digitised content that can be transmitted over the television or through computer networks like the Internet which constitutes text, graphics, audio and videos (“digital media”). Why is this topic of interest important....   [tags: digital media, print industry, decline]

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The Importance of the Just War Theory of Saint Augustine

- Just War Theory is the belief the war is morally or legally justified. There are four most important tenets, also known as belief, principle, or creed, from the Just War Theory of Saint Augustine. Saint Augustine was born in A.D. 354 and adopted the Christianity doctrine in A.D. 386 during the decline of the Roman Empire. Saint Augustine believed everything was made from God; therefore everything made is good and perfect. Saint Augustine believed evil, was due to the fall of man, which introduced sin into the world....   [tags: moral, cause, peace]

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Moral Development and Importance of Moral Reasoning

- 1.0 Introduction: Lawrence Kohlberg was the follower of Piaget’s theory of Moral development in principle but wanted to make his own theory by expanding his theory and study on that particular topic. Kohlberg was a very bright student and he served as a professor in the Harvard University. He become popular when he issued his Moral Development Theory by conducting research on that topic at Harvard’s Center for Moral Education. Kohlberg believed that people moral behaviors are based on their moral reasoning, and their moral reasoning changed in accordance to their behaviors and actions when they move from one stage to another....   [tags: Moral Reasoning]

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Moral Relativism And Moral Values

- Worldwide societies differ in what they believe to be right and wrong. Moral relativism is the idea that moral principles are relative to one culture or society and independent of others, according to this practice there is no universal moral standard. This moral belief is widely rejected and is seen as unfit in today’s worldwide society. One way which moral relativism can be useful in today’s society is when comparing our society to yesterday’s. The underlying idea of time is what most influences our relative beliefs of morality....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Religion, Moral]

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Moral Objectivism And Moral Relativism

- ... Of course some individuals will place second, third, fourth and so on, but they still lost. In the world before our eyes, people tend to see only two options, right or wrong, good or bad, a winner or a loser; the possibilities are endless and there is no in-between. In the work, the authors demonstrate that the normal person will tend to be a moral objectivist, believing that either a person is correct or incorrect. For example, in one experiment there are two girls who have opposing views on the appropriateness to kick and hit other individuals; Sarah believes that it is all right to hit and kick other people and Sophie views kicking and hitting others as being morally incorrect....   [tags: Morality, Moral relativism, Relativism]

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Moral Relativism And Moral Objectivism

- Which is which. In the attempt to explain morality, two prominent theories exist- moral relativism and moral objectivism. Morality in a sense is difficult to explain, both theories attempt to shed a bit of light in way to break down its complexity. Moral Relativism argues in the view that morality exists only due to the fact that it is relative, or in respect to, cultural or individual beliefs. In a sense, it is up to the people to determine what is right and wrong. On the other hand, moral objectivism views that morality is not parallel, or relative, to one 's beliefs....   [tags: Morality, Human, Ethics, Moral relativism]

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Moral Relativism And Moral Cognitivists

- ... Moral conventionalism depends on the set of accepted practices ordained by each culture or society in determining what is, or is not, moral. In each subset of relativism there exists a diversity between people, cultures, and societies regarding their moral facts. To keep the following arguments more concise, both subjectivism and conventionalism will be referred to more simply as relativism, with most analogous examples referring to conventionalism. indent Relativism maintains a pluralist, tolerant position regarding how one judges the practices and moral standards of a differing culture....   [tags: Morality, Moral relativism, Relativism, Culture]

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Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club

- ... If stories were not shared to others, then the story will be lost forever, and I would have lose my chance to be apart of my culture. Furthermore, as long as stories are passed onto others, then these stories will live on inside of us, and it goes through a continuous cycle of stories being passed into the future. As an Asian American, I learned to value my Chinese culture, and how my culture can influence my identity. When I was young, I learned about my identity and ancestors from stories my mother used to tell me whenever I complained about my desires....   [tags: Knowledge, Learning, Moral, Asian American]

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Value Pluralism and Absolute Moral Judgments

- Widespread and deep moral disagreements are persistently resistant to rational solutions and thus allow for continuing debate over the validity of moral judgments. This paper will discuss prominent positions regarding whether moral judgments may be true and false in an absolute sense or a relative sense, in light of the diverse and intense disagreement in moral judgment. This paper will defend the pluralistic conclusion that if there are not specific universal values, there is at least a minimum value of humanity without which a society could not survive....   [tags: Normative Moral Relativity, Moral Objectivity]

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Value Pluralism and Absolute Moral Judgments

- Widespread and deep moral disagreements are persistently resistant to rational solutions and thus allow for continuing debate over the validity of moral judgments. This paper will discuss prominent positions regarding whether moral judgments may be true and false in an absolute sense or a relative sense, in light of the diverse and intense disagreement in moral judgment. This paper will defend the pluralistic conclusion that if there are not specific universal values, there is at least a minimum value of humanity without which a society could not survive....   [tags: normative moral relativity, moral objectivity]

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Moral Principles Of A Cultural Scale

- ... For instance, if a color-blind person argues against a non color-blind person that the sky is brown, it is not beneficial to concede that the color-blind person’s depiction of reality is as accurate as the non color-blind person’s is simply because the color blind person has a faulty perception and does not have the tools needed to obtain a full picture of reality; much like before the tool of the telescope was invented no one was able to gather information about whether Saturn had one big flat ring or thousands of rings made of ice all lined up next to each other....   [tags: Morality, Moral relativism, Relativism]

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Moral Reasoning by the Great Philosophers

- "Moral thought, then, seems to behave like all other kinds of thought. Progress through the moral levels and stages is characterized by increasing differentiation and increasing integration, and hence is the same kind of progress that scientific theory represents." Quoted by Mr. Kohlberg himself. Kohlberg developed a set of stages on what he thought how man develops morally. Lawrence Kohlberg's reasoning for the stages of moral development stemmed from Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget; who was one of the first to study systematically moral reasoning in children....   [tags: reasoning, moral, code, development, ]

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The Decline of the American Dream

- On a brisk September day in 2011, in the commercial district of Manhattan Island, a minute protest in Liberty Square commenced against the fiscal atrocities committed by economic establishments leading to the financial crisis and subsequent economic recession in 2007 and 2008. Over the course of the month, the movement protesting the miscarriage of justice and democracy following the economic catastrophe and the overall inequitable and unfair wealth distribution diffused to over 100 American cities as well as 1,500 cities worldwide....   [tags: American Dream in Decline]

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Moral Luck and Internal Justification

- Despite his two claims being about morality in general, Williams focuses his argument on cases of internal justification based on internal moral assessments. He claims that whether an agent views himself as justified may depend largely on luck. However, this justification may never be pertinent to external agents, insofar as external agents have no obligation to listen to personal justifications. Notably, Williams isn’t arguing against a particular philosophy but against a common-sense view that morality is both immune from luck and a supreme value....   [tags: WIlliam, arguments, moral assessments]

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Moral Reasoning by Laura Kaplan

- The primary issue that was addressed in the Journal article, “Moral Reasoning of MSW Social Workers and the Influence of Education” written by Laura Kaplan, was that social workers make critical decisions on a daily basis that effect others. They influence their clients’ lives through giving timely and appropriate funding to them and their families, through deciding should a family stay together or should they have a better life with another family, or connecting the client with appropriate resources that can enhance their lives....   [tags: social workers, moral judgement]

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The Importance of Moral Values

- Marissa is twenty-four years old, engaged, and a preschool teacher at a learning center. She always had thought of being a teacher but considered other jobs as well. Marissa believes in the moral value that every individual should be treated with respect and love. She also believes in the moral value of a team or group effort. Jenny is fifty-three years old, single and never married, and a telemarketer by day and a deli worker at night. Jenny’s moral commitment to animals is very strong. Marissa and Jenny are two different people, living two different lives however they have some similarities and differences about them....   [tags: Moral Values Essays]

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Argument Of Moral Relativism : A Critique

- ... If we live in a society as Stace described, without certain moral standards, what is right or wrong would only depend on whether your group is big/strong enough. In this case, a larger group means more people and power, so you have to follow these large groups in order to be protected. It would bring us to primitive society, where no law existed, only several groups competed with each other. It is quite obvious that now we live in a society which accepts that there is a universal moral standard exists....   [tags: Morality, Moral relativism, Relativism, Truth]

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What is Moral Theology?

- Moral Theology is a branch of theology, the science of God and Devine things. It is also considered as the study of the ‘beginning and the end of a man’s moral life’ and essentially the analysis of how one should act. As a Roman Catholic life is marked by interior devotion to God and following the Ten Commandments. Theology, is understood to mean supernatural theology that is the science of God and Devine things, in as far as it based on supernatural Revelation. The focusing theme contains not only God in his essence, but also his actions, and his works of salvation and the guidance, which are led to God whom will be our supernatural end....   [tags: moral, catholic, excess]

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Are Non-Human Entities Entitled to Moral Consideration?

- Perhaps the most important question moral philosophy can ask is: who or what is entitled to moral rights. When we discuss differing moral philosophies such as utilitarianism or deontology we do so with the underlying assumption that human beings are centric to the moral code. Should we assume this. Historically speaking humans have only been present on this planet for 100,000 years. The planet itself has been around 4.6 billion years, so the environment and animal life existed long before intelligent human life emerged....   [tags: moral philosophy]

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The Theory Of Moral Development

- As Henry Kravis once said, “If you don’t have integrity, you have nothing. You can’t buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing. As can be seen by this particular quote, morality is a crucial part of developmental maturity. Throughout human history, communities have been concerned with the type of person that children become. The concept of moral development, specifically in children and adolescents, has been an addressed topic over the last century for the central reason that children impact the future....   [tags: Morality, Kohlberg's stages of moral development]

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Human Values And Moral Values

- Individuals are not born with an ability to understand moral values and apply moral standards. As people mature, their physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities develop and so does their ability to deal with moral issues. Aristotle, an early Greek thinker who proposed one of the most influential theories of ethical thinking in the West, argued that our moral abilities which he called virtues or morally good habits, develop solely through constant practice and repetition, in the same way, he argued, humans acquire their moral abilities and when they are taught and habituated by their families and communities to think, feel and behave in morally appropriate ways....   [tags: Morality, Kohlberg's stages of moral development]

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The Moral Development Of Children

- The moral development of children can depend on many factors. Parenting and upbringing of the child, their environment, social environment, gender, and race are all aspects that can contribute to how a child develops their moral standards and expectations. Many psychologist have tried for several years to develop a theory to how morality is developed. One in particular is Lawrence Kohlberg (1958), his moral development theory is based on the cognitive development of children and it is thought that moral development proceeds and changes as cognitive development occurs (Arnett, 2012)....   [tags: Kohlberg's stages of moral development, Morality]

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The Decline Of The Roman Empire

- Collapse is a disastrous outcome that any nation or empire is susceptible to. Empires that are made up of even the most advanced citizens and span hundreds of miles are at risk of collapse. Rome was one of the biggest empires in the world, yet, they fell. This failure can be caused by lack of communication-- a devastating issue. If not resolved communication barriers can cause anything from the Roman Empire to small companies to collapse. Important to realize, the Roman Empire was dominant for over 500 years....   [tags: Roman Empire, Decline of the Roman Empire]

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