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Abortion: A Social and Moral Issue

- Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of this generation. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of a pregnancy. Ever since the court case of Roe v. Wade battle lines have been drawn between pro-choice, advocates who support the right to an abortion, and pro-life, advocates who will do anything to stop abortion. Pro-life and pro-choice advocates beliefs on abortion differs morally, lawfully and ethically. Teen pregnancy is also a common issue in America that is a leading factor to abortion, according to National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, “Eight in ten teen pregnancies were unintended and 81% involved un...   [tags: Abortion Essays]

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Human Cloning is not a Moral Issue

- Human Cloning is not a Moral Issue There has been an onslaught of protests and people lobbying for a ban on human cloning ever since Dolly the sheep was cloned by Dr. Wilmut and his colleagues. Not only has the media exploited the ethics of the issue and scared the public with images of Frankenstein and evil scientists, but many worldwide authorities such as President Bill Clinton, Jacques Chirac of France, and Prime Minister John Major of Great Britain have all spoken out publicly against human cloning and have proposed legislation and committees to regulate and/or ban it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Moral Issue of Abortion

- The Moral Issue of Abortion My essay is about the argument over abortion, whether it is right or wrong for it to be carried out. Abortion is a very sensitive subject and there are many views for and against abortion, I choose to do the moral issue of abortion because I have no views for or against abortion. I wanted to know more and look into detail what abortion was and for what reasons do women have for choosing to abort their babies. In my view abortion is the termination of an unborn baby....   [tags: Papers]

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The Moral Issue of the Union vs. Burns Meats Ltd.

- In the work environment, people can be separated into two groups, the employers and the employees. Essentially with the rise in labour unions comes an increase in the employees’ demands for better employee benefits, under threat of industrial action. However, there are cases where employees are already given substantial benefits, considerably above industry average, but refuse to lower such benefits in order for their livelihood to remain afloat. In the case, ‘Labour-Management Negotiation Impasse: Union vs....   [tags: Guy decision-making model]

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Catholic Church Stand on Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research is a modern undertaking that holds the potential to drastically alter life as we know it. Stem cells have the ability to be used for a wide range of applications. Whether it is curing diseases, preventing genetic defects, or entirely altering genetic sequences – the possibilities that exist for their application are endless. Though scientists contend that their study holds many promises, institutions like the Catholic Church oppose their study on moral grounds. Even though stem cell research remains a contentious subject within the Catholic Church today, the institution’s position on the issue adds to support that the Church is moving away from taking extreme positions and...   [tags: moral, issue, science, debate]

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The Complex Moral Issue of Stem Cell Research

- The Complex Moral Issue of Stem Cell Research Works Cited Missing For Sale: One small miracle in a bassinet. Will cure AIDS, cancer, acne, possibly bad breath and athletes foot. Limited supply only, so call and reserve your miracle cure now, a.k.a. Human Fetus. Only a couple of years ago the ad above would have seemed like something from a science fiction novel. However, now the pages of that novel are coming to life. In 1998, James Thompson, a biology student from the University of Wisconsin, isolated the first embryonic stem cell....   [tags: Biology Biological Essays]

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Comparing Catherine MacKinnon's Not A Moral Issue and Sallie Tisdale’s Talk Dirty to Me

- Comparing Catherine MacKinnon's Not A Moral Issue and Sallie Tisdale’s Talk Dirty to Me Professor’s Comment: This powerful essay contrasts the views of two feminist, Catherine MacKinnon and Sallie Tisdale, each of which perceives pornography in widely divergent ways. While MacKinnon's 'Not A Moral Issue' explains the adverse impacts of pornography to women and society as a whole, Tisdale's 'Talk Dirty to Me: An Intimate Philosophy of Sex' is receptive to pornography despite these adverse impacts, suggesting in fact that the solution to the problems associated with pornography is a greater role of women in production of that pornography....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Response to a Tragic and Difficult Issue

- Response to a Tragic and Difficult Issue Introduction In view of this tragic circumstance, and the moral obligation here is an extremely difficult decision to compose. Having to rethink the entire two decades of written material incontestably was powerful and challenging. I struggle to imagine what Ms. Wolf must have been going thru, as it brings tears to my eyes. Having your father (although I never had one) relying on you for terminal decisions about his life says a lot about the closeness father and daughter experienced....   [tags: Moral Obligation]

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The Growing Issue of Animal Abuse in Poor Countries

- The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” (Gandhi). Sadly it seems that there is much to be desired from America. Over the past few years there has been an increase in animal abuse, sadly numerous cases go unreported and unrecognized. It is estimated by the HSUS that every year nearly one million animals are abused or killed with connections of domestic violence. From this growing issue, it is seen that humans have power over animals....   [tags: dogs, poverty, moral progress]

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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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Exploring Affirmative Action as a Societal Issue

- The policy of affirmative action was created to promote equal opportunity in the workfield, however the policy has its own issues as it has produced lots of controversies since its inception. In particular, opponents of Affirmative action argues against the real effects of affirmative action and skeptical whether societal disparities in employment opportunities and incomes were simply the outcome of socioeconomic labelling, hence the effectiveness of affirmative action to address the disparities was also brought into questioning....   [tags: Positive Discrimination, Moral Argument]

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Mary Anne Warren's The Abortion Issue

- Mary Anne Warren’s “The Abortion Issue” In Mary Anne Warren’s “The Abortion Issue,” children are not persons in the empirical sense. Warren believes that prior to a certain point in a pregnancy, the child does not have “the capacity to understand” the ramifications of what an abortion would be, therefore the abortion does not infringe upon the rights of the unborn fetus. She states that: “…in the ways that matter from a moral point of view, human fetuses are very unlike human persons, particularly in their early months of development”(152)....   [tags: Abortion Issue Mary Warren Essays]

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Abortion is Not Moral

- Abortion; as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is, “the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. This is the definition of abortion of which I will be reviewing its ethical status. After Roe vs Wade, the supreme court simultaneously decided that women have the right of privacy under the 14th amendment; making it acceptable to abort a pregnancy within the first trimester (Vaughn 119). The main argument on abortion is really a debate on human life, and whether it has value from the moment of conception....   [tags: Argument Against Abortion]

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Palestinian Refugees and the Issue of Jerusalem

- Since the creation of Israel in 1948, a long and arduous conflict has existed between the Israelis and Palestinians. Despite several attempts at negotiating a final peace agreement, all efforts have been fruitless. Two specific issues remain at the core of the inability to obtain a final peace agreement-the issues of Jerusalem and the question of Palestinian refugees. Both matters are highly contentious, emotional and political, and as a result have necessitated a substantial amount of deliberation over years....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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The Issue of Ethics in Writing Fiction

- ETHICS/TIMEFRAME/RESOURCES Prose fiction writers have escaped the strict scrutiny of ethics in almost all ethics debates because the characters/subjects are not real, Gay Lynch asks in her article, “what can a writer of fiction steal: a voice, a landscape, some history , a name or a story?” (2005). The Oxford Dictionary defines ethics as the: “standards of right behaviour; moral principles”(2011), therefore according to the literature, the issue of ethics in writing fiction is a responsibility of the writer who has to understand his/her own personal ethical standards....   [tags: with personal interaction i the author]

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The Issue on Same-Sex Marriage

- ... Age-specific mortality was significantly higher for gay and bisexual men than all men aged 30-44. Life expectancy at age 20 for gay and bisexual men ranged from 34.0 years to 46.3 years for the 3% and 9% scenarios respectively. These were all lower than the 54.3 year life expectancy at age 20 for all men. The probability of living from age 20 to 65 years for gay and bisexual men ranged from 32% for the 3% scenario, to 59% for the 9% scenario. These figures were considerably lower than for all men where the probability of living from 20 to 65 was 78%.” (Hogg, Strathdee, Criab, O’ Shaughnessy, and Montaner)....   [tags: gay and bisexual rights]

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The Moral Status of the Fetus in Abortion

- Imagine…the birth of a human being into the world. 9 months of endless anticipation leading to someone’s first chance at seeing the world for the first time. While some enjoy the result of a pregnancy, leading to a new human being entering life, some are not so fond, or just can’t be in such a situation. Abortion is the supposed “cure” to this problem and is, for the most part, done safely. However, one of the factors stopping someone from committing an abortion is the consideration of moral status on the child....   [tags: elective abortion, pregancy termination]

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An Inside Look at Moral Panics

- ... Because two taboos had become intertwined, the town of Massachusetts became engrossed in the topic of witches. While men were also the victims, women were the center of the burnings, and were usually seen as outcasts that exposed an area or town to a negative reputation. This is highly sexist, as women had few lifestyle options, and if they deviated from what was expected, they were at risk of being accused of witchcraft. Weeding out unpleasant townsfolk was a major criteria for trials. In this period, women generally belonged to a father until married....   [tags: mass hysteria over a taboo]

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Immanuel Kant and the Moral Law

- Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher from the 18th century, widely known for his various achievements and works such as Critique of Pure Reason and Foundations of Metaphysics of Morals. Kant developed a theory of ethics that depends on reason rather than emotion called The Moral Law. Kant was not anti-religious but he wanted an ethical system that was not obscured by religion, emotion or personal interpretation. According to Kant, morality is a function of reason, based on our consciousness of necessary and universal laws....   [tags: law, duty, theory of ethics]

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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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Euthenasia Moral and Ethical Implications

- Voluntary euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a patient suffering from an incurable or irreversible disease, at the request of that patient . The practice takes two forms: ‘assisted suicide’, by which a doctor helps a patient to end his or her life; and ‘active euthanasia’, in which a physician terminates the life of a patient. By far, the most common method of euthanasia is ‘lethal injection’, in which an individual is administered a fatal cocktail of drugs. Due to its moral and ethical implications, euthanasia is hotly debated all over the world....   [tags: assisted suicide,lethal injection,palliative care]

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Substance Abuse Is a Mental Health Issue

- INTRODUCTION Substance misuse is the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences to the individual using, their friends, family and the community. Drug misuse is usually considered as a crime while most individuals overlook it as a mental health issue. Most people do not come forward to seek help because of the stigmatization and the fear of the law. This school health education programme can only be successful if partners from the health, education and social services sector are actively involved....   [tags: education, teenagers, health]

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Kant Vs Mill on the Issue of Lying

- Firstly, by looking at the first patient, whether she gets a kidney from her father or a “cadaver kidney” , there will be no difference because she needs a kidney nonetheless. The second patient however, cannot agree to give his kidney away because one of the main reasons is that he’s scared and lacks “the courage to make this donation”9. So right at this point, it can be seen that it would be better if the father didn’t give his kidney away because it wouldn’t cause him any happiness, whereas the daughter has two options to gIn everyday life, whether on a personal base or on a professional base, difficult scenarios, or also known as moral dilemmas, are present....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics]

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Moral Relativism Throughout History

- Morality, it seems, can only be obtained through subjective reasoning. One’s ability to perceive morality is derived from either a tacit, oral, or written agreement that is developed by one’s community or ethnos for members of that community or ethnos to abide by. The values of an ethnos may change over a period of time, but the fundamental aspect of the idea being specific to those of the ethnos and not being ubiquitous remains. These sentences express what are the basic tenants of moral relativism....   [tags: Racial Inequality, Nazis, Apartheid, America]

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Douglas N. Husak's A Moral Right to Use Drugs

- Douglas N. Husak's A Moral Right to Use Drugs In Douglas N. Husak’s A Moral Right to Use Drugs he attempts to look at drug use from an impartial standpoint in order to determine what is the best legal status for currently illegal drugs. Husak first describes the current legal situation concerning drugs in America, citing figures that show how drug crimes now make up a large percentage of crimes in our country. Husak explains the disruption which this causes within the judicial system and it is made clear that he is not content with the current way drugs are treated....   [tags: Husak Moral Right Drugs Essays]

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Moral Courage

- During the Civil Rights Movement, many people fought for what they believed in despite a significant part of the population believing that what they were doing was immoral and wrong. One of these people was George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, and three time presidential contender. (George Wallace Biography) George Wallace demonstrated moral courage by supporting his belief that segregation should continue with bold and defiant actions actions. Like Atticus Finch, in the book “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” by Harper Lee, Wallace fearlessly fought for what he believed in even when success was out of his reach....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Theory: Moral Relativism

- Essay 5: On Moral Relativism Yifei Wu 1. Introduction People sometimes differ greatly in their views about moral issues. Some claim that abortion is permissible while others consider it morally unacceptable. Some believe cannibalism was essential to survival while others find it offensive. Recognizing the great extent of moral disagreements, some contemporary philosophers start to wonder whether morality is absolute in its nature. They propose a theory known as Moral Relativism, which holds that “moral statements are true or false only relative to some standard or other” (Dreier, p.1); no absolute moral fact exists independently of those standards....   [tags: Flaws, Problems, False]

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Some Moral Minima

- In the article “Some Moral Minima” I believe Lenn Goodman is right when he says certain things are just wrong. Goodman discusses that every human has a right to live in freedom and to be treated compassionately as human beings. I think that Goodman’s main point is not to judge issues that we do not understand, but should judge things that are ethically correct. Goodman is correct on his issues because there is never a good time to be immoral. I believe that all law abiding citizens have the right to live their lives without fear....   [tags: Analysis, Lenn Goodman]

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Immigration Reform in the USA and Moral Knowledge

- It is often said that the United States of America is a country of immigrants, also referred to as a melting pot. In fact, majority of people today can say that they are children of immigrants. Every year, countless of people arrive from their native land to America, with the hopes of rebuilding a better life and future for themselves and their family. Are they to blame. It is even stated in the national anthem, which is always sung with great pride and passion, “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave”....   [tags: Scriptural View, Racial Profiling]

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Kohleberg´s Philosophy of Moral Development

- Although influential to the study of moral development, Kohlberg’s theory proves inadequate in describing the complexity of moral choices. Kohlberg’s theory overemphasizes the role of rationality in moral expression, fails to observe the influence of intuition in moral behaviour, and in doing so, undermines the goal of morality. Summarizing Kohlberg’s Philosophy of Moral Development Influenced by Jean Piaget’s psychosocial model of cognitive development, in 1958, American developmental psychologists Lawrence Kohlberg published a dissertation which revolutionized the field of moral development....   [tags: stage, model, role, problem, reasoning]

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Moral Panics Regarding Youth Behavior

- Throughout history and in contemporary Britain “a sequence of moral panics about ‘depraved youth’ has been a dominant and recurring feature of media representations of young people” (Muncie, 2004, p. 8), and as a result, the youth-crime nexus has undergone vast transformations in terms of the conception of ‘youth crime’ and its prevailing consequences (Omaji, 2003). In the post-war period, youthful ‘folk-devils’ were continually pinpointed by the media as the underlying source of public anxiety and the main cause for concern regarding “what was wrong with society” (Muncie, 2009, p....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Moral or Immoral

- Moral or Immoral In Martin Luther King Jr.’s essay, A Letter from Birmingham Jail he compares the issues of Moral acts verses Immoral acts. This essay was written in response to a letter some clergymen had written after a direct action march Dr. King had participated in. In their letter the clergymen had praised the local police officers and media for the nonviolent and calm manner in which the situation was handled. It was this praise that prompted Dr King to write: “I have tried to make clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends....   [tags: Martin Luther King Essays]

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moral or immorral

- Moral or Immorral  People consider nature morality. They associate nature as being pure and good. Unnatural as being corrupt and evil.  Morality is based on spiritual and personal beliefs and on accepted standards for the respect of others.  Good judgment should not equate what's common with what's right or good. Nonconformity is not the same as immoral.  Some people confuse what "is" with what they "think" ought to be.  Nature is a moral. Not moral or immoral....   [tags: Papers]

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The Drug Issue in Australia

- The drugs issue is a major problem in Australia. A simple solution cannot be found to solve this great problem because there are so many decisions, thoughts and sacrifices that need to be made. All sides of the issue must be considered when making such a large decision. To find a solution, several tests, meetings, interviews and research need to be made, to name a few. Extreme care is needed when challenging such major issues, all aspects of the problem need to be considered. Zajdow describes drug abuse as being a social, legal, health, economic and ethical issue (1999, p.44)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Constitutional Issue of Abortion

- The Constitutional Issue of Abortion Three Works Cited Many people believe abortion is only a moral issue, but it is also a constitutional issue. It is a woman's right to choose what she does with her body, and it should not be altered or influenced by anyone else. This right is guaranteed by the ninth amendment, which contains the right to privacy. The ninth amendment states: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." This right guarantees the right to women, if they so choose, to have an abortion, up to the end of the first trimester....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Abortion is a Constitutional Issue

- Many people believe abortion is a moral issue, but it is also a constitutional issue. It is a woman's right to choose what she does with her body, and it should not be altered or influenced by anyone else. This right is guaranteed by the ninth amendment, which contains the right to privacy. The ninth amendment states: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." This right guarantees the right to women, if they so choose to have an abortion, up to the end of the first trimester....   [tags: Free Abortion Essays]

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A Comparison of Lincoln and Douglas on the Issue of the House Divided

- The topic for the second paper is: Compare and Contrast Lincoln and Douglas on the Issue of the House Divided. Highly recommended that you read the two articles by Jaffa posted in the "Content" section. The Lincoln-Douglas debates were part of a larger campaign to achieve political adjectives from the two. Lincoln was running for Douglas’ seat in the senate as a republican. Douglas had been a member of congress since 1843, a national figure for the Democratic Party, who was running for re-election....   [tags: campaign, political, speech, government ]

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Overpopulation and Over- Consumption in India

- ... Many countries, especially less developed ones, prioritize males over females because of this reason. Lastly, unwanted pregnancy contributes to overpopulation because of the overall lack of knowledge about sexual relations and birth control in most societies. Consequentially, overpopulation has many negative effects. Most of the critical environmental issues today are a result of over-consumption, which coincides and is caused from overpopulation. Issues like air and water pollution, global warming, resource depletion, and the biodiversity crisis are caused by overpopulation....   [tags: countries, issue, standards, living]

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Exploring the Abortion Issue

- Exploring the Abortion Issue When it comes to abortion one can not state that there is simply a conflict between a woman’s right to privacy/autonomy of her body (i.e. the right to choose) and the right to life (particularly the right of the fetus to be born). It is also not adequate to claim that the alternating theories of when life is created is at the core of the conflict over abortion, because the definition of the creation of life does not determine when and why the state will protect the right of the life of the fetus....   [tags: Pregnancy Papers]

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How to Deal with Moral Differences

- How to Deal with Moral Differences The first way is to believe there are no morally right or wrong viewpoints. The moral issue is just a cultural game and neither your opinions or mine matters. Therefore there is no right or wrong. This view is called moral nihilism. Related to this idea is moral skepticism, which holds that we can’t know any moral truths, and moral subjectivism, which holds that moral views are merely inner states in a person and that they can’t be compared to the inner states of another person....   [tags: Papers Ethics Morality]

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Reaction to Gyekye'ss Concept of Political Corruption as a Moral Pollution

- Re: Reaction to Gyekye’s concept of political corruption as “a moral pollution” Despite its current popularity among political scientists, Gyekye rejects the theory that institutional reform is a useful anti-corruption strategy. This leads him to conclude that political corruption is fundamentally a moral problem, to which the “most adequate therapeutic response” is a “serious and profound commitment to our moral beliefs and principals” through what he calls a “moral revolution.” This memo disagrees with Gyekye on both of these points, first criticizing Gyekye for failing to provide a clearly defined alternative framework for his “moral revolution” recommendation, and then arguing that inst...   [tags: weak leadership, bad economy]

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Abortion and the Moral Decay of America

- Abortion and the Moral Decay of America   Abortion is a tough issue for our country to deal with. There are, on both sides of the argument, well-meaning and intelligent people - as well as the opposite. Despite the difficulty of this issue, it must be confronted, as it is simultaneously rooted in and influential towards the moral foundations and political ideals of America. As a concerned American and a pursuant of open-mindedness, I have reached the conclusion that abortion is a such a threat to America's public and private morals that it should be outlawed in all cases except for when the mother's physical health is seriously threatened....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Moral Confusion of the First Half of the Twentieth Century

- The first half of the twentieth century was a remarkable period in the history of the world. This is arguable since historians can say that other times have been remarkable in their own right. But from a moral standpoint, the world was grappling with a host of issues that were hard to deal with. The 1986 movie entitled Platoon directed by Oliver Stone, the novel entitled The Portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce and the lengthy poem by T.S Elliot entitled Waste Land have a common theme of the moral confusion that engulfed the world at this juncture in history....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Moral Permissibility of Lying

- The Moral Permissibility of Lying Missing Works Cited The question of what constitutes morality is often asked by philosophers. One might wonder why morality is so important, or why many of us trouble ourselves over determining which actions are moral actions. Mill has given an account of the driving force behind our questionings of morality. He calls this driving force “Conscience,” and from this “mass of feeling which must be broken through in order to do what violates our standard of right,” we have derived our concept of morality (Mill 496)....   [tags: Morals Philosophy Papers]

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Family Unity And Moral Values

- Family Unity and Moral Values The increase in the number of divorces and the decrease in the number of marriages does not reflect a breakdown of the family unit in the United States and the decay of moral values. "I don't think divorce is as big of problem as politicians make it out to be. Yes, many couples get divorced, but their children can still have stability and grow up to be good people." (Price) The breakdown of the family unit in the United States and the decay of moral values are due to the change of society and environment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Do We Make a Moral Choice?

- Having an abortion is a moral choice. The essay “A Moral Choice” by Mary Gordan discusses many issues concerning abortion, the author clearly favors pro-choice. The debate about when a fetus is alive (437) is a concern as to when it is acceptable to get an abortion. As well as the morality of abortion judged in the media, religion, society, and by self. The women who get abortions are critiqued as cold and technological (441). These normal everyday women have made this moral decision for centuries....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Moral and Legal Lessons from Washington v. Glucksberg

- Washington v. Glucksberg is a legal/medical case regarding end-of-life issues. A few questions that arose were about autonomy, dignity, legalities, privacy, personal rights versus constitutional rights, morality, and theology. It is about what is moral but not necessarily what is morality in a legal or constitutional sense. Smith (2008), purports in Michigan Law Review, that there is no clear instruction about the relation of law and morality in Washington v. Glucksberg or Vacco v. Quill (Glucksberg-Quill) this coming from the Supreme Court (p....   [tags: Legal, Medical Case, End of Life Issues, Case]

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Moral and Ethical Issues Relating to Stem Cells Research

- Stem cells offer exciting promise for future therapies, but significant technical hurdles remain that will only be overcome through years of intensive research. Stem Cells have the incredible potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. Scientists primarily work with two kinds of stem cells from animals and humans. The embryonic stem cells and the non-embryonic stem cells. Stem cells are the cells from which all other cells originate. In a human embryo, a large portion of the embryo’s cells are stem cells....   [tags: research, ethics, disease]

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The Issue of Capital Punishment in the United States

- Death Valley: The Issue of Capital Punishment in the United States Should capital punishment be practiced in the United States. This question has been highly debated for many years because of the numerous, often conflicting perspectives from which various parties have attempted to answer it. These parties range from high-ranking politicians seeking to lower the national crime rate to the average United States taxpayer who does not want to see his or her money being spent inefficiently. In addition to such empirical concerns, moral issues such as conceptions of justice arise as well....   [tags: Violence Crime Papers]

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Biblical Ethics and Moral Dilemmas: God is the Answer

- Throughout the history of the world, people have been concerned with what it is to live a moral life. Many answers have been put forth for this question, but the best by far is found in the Christian Bible. This is because the Bible is a revelation from the Creator. While people can grope in the dark to find answers to moral questions by looking at natural law, they are always frustrated because the real nature of the world we live in is fallen and corrupt. We have an adversary who tries to deceive us and minds that are easily deceived....   [tags: Ethics]

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Abraham and Isaac: Was God’s Command Moral?

- “Abraham…Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you.” Genesis 22:2 Thus, Abraham, with perfect faith and trust in the Lord, sets out the next morning.to follow the commandment of God. This is the beginning of one of the most intriguing and horrific stories in the Old Testament. A man willing to kill his only son because he believes it is a Divine command from God. All well and good for Abraham; however, what if someone today came to me and said that the Lord had told them to sacrifice their child....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Ethical, Moral and Religious Issues Surrounding Euthanasia

- ... The truth is that death is often not peaceful, in fact, it is often painful, unfair and cruel to those with neurological disorders, cancer, or AIDS. These people often die slowly and painfully, despite every effort by their doctors and nurses. According a 2012 article in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, The main arguments that proponents cite for euthanasia are free choice and patient autonomy. Autonomy is defined as "the right to self-government and moral independence" (Karlsson, Milberg & Strang, 2011)....   [tags: death, ethical issues]

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Great Gatsby: Moral Decay of the Nineteen Twenties

- The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1926. The novel is set in the early nineteen twenties in the post world war one era and takes place in the New York on the west and east egg of Long Island. The novel explores the life of the central character, Jay Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, tells of Gatsby's ongoing quest to win over the love of Daisy, despite her marriage with Tom Buchanan. Fitzgerald uses ideologies and marginalizes class, education, race and gender to represent the moral decay of the nineteen twenties and of society in general....   [tags: American Literature ]

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How Far Does Our Moral Obligation Extend?

- How far do our moral obligations extend. Is saving a drowning child right in front of us enough. Should we give everything we possibly can to those less fortunate across the world. With these problem question there are two types of acts that follow. One is supererogatory and the other is obligatory. A supererogatory act is an act that is good but is acceptable not to perform. An obligatory act is an act that it would be wrong or unacceptable not to form. Peter Singer has very strong opinions concerning the global poor population....   [tags: supererority vs obligatory acts]

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The Existence of Social Issue in 1850-1914

- Throughout the years of 1850-1914, many countries faced social unjust through political and economic issues that were brought on by the industrialization of cities within Europe. Before the mid-18th century signs of social unjust would develop and spread too many countries. Although the technological advancement the revolution brought, allowed humans to no longer be limited to what they can achieve by the land. Now they would be limited to what the machine would allow them to achieve. Due to this, ability Europe prospered during the mid-18th century economically but all social classes didn’t reap the benefits of this prosperity....   [tags: Social Injustice, Political and Economic Issues]

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Proving A Moral Principle

- Proving A Moral Principle Once one has examined an ethical theory and knows what its fundamental concepts are — what kinds of factors are to be used in making moral judgments, whether its principles apply directly to acts or rules, and what concepts of the good life is proposed — one is certainly in a better position to judge which of all the competitive principles comes closest to fulfilling the task of giving a complete account of moral phenomena. Unfortunately this may not be enough to enable us to choose among them....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Morals Essays]

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The Issue of Gay Rights in America

- INTRODUCTION Is it religious reasoning or personal disgust. Whatever it is, the issue of gay rights seems to stir controversy no matter where the topic arises. As American people we are all taught, that each individual is granted a set of rights, in which no government can take away. Through the centuries many of our ancestors have fought and died for theses rights. From the Battle of Lexington to the desert mountain ranges of Iraq, our country men and women spilt blood for this interpretation of what we call American Freedom....   [tags: controversial topics]

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Moral Sentiments and Determinism

- ABSTRACT: P. F. Strawson’s essay "Freedom and Resentment" was a landmark in the study of determinism, free-will, and morality. It contributed a much-needed correction to the problem of overintellectualization as found in twentieth-century compatibilist literature. Although most of the central claims in Strawson’s essay are important and true, it fails to fill the lacuna in the analysis, discussion and proposals of traditional compatibilism. The reasons may be summarized as follows. The web of moral demands, feelings and participant attitudes comprises a set of facts within human social life which must be investigated in order to understand the relation (or lack thereof) between determinism...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Confession of Moral Bankruptcy

- Confession of Moral Bankruptcy State and local governments are both challenged by the problems of sexual predators. This issue has been addressed at the federal level for many years, but now state and local governments are being given the responsibility to change policy. What this paper will examine are three major issues. This paper will examine what state and local governments are doing in context to the civil commitment issue. Secondly, once sexual predators are given the opportunity to return to society there is always the fear that they will commit crimes again....   [tags: Sex Offenders Crime Essays]

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Ethical Issue In Information Systems

- When the internet was considered a global information system in 1995 millions of Americans participated in virtual communication. People began to communicate with each other and personal information began to be placed online by the stroke of the fingertips to their own computer. So the question is the privacy of individuals trusted online. Can people snoop around and see personal information. Of course people can if guidelines are not set in place to protect them. Public and private information can be complex when some individual(s) do not expect their communication to be read outside of their online community....   [tags: Global Information Systems, Internet]

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Ethical Issue in Comfort Care

- Introduction The boundaries of right to die with dignity are hard to determine. Keeping the terminal patient comfortable is the purpose of comfort care, however there could be a very thin line between what we consider terminal sedation and euthanasia. In theory, comfort care is quite different from euthanasia. Keeping the patient comfortable and letting the nature take its course is at the core of comfort measures (Gamliel, 2012). Yet, the line between keeping comfortable and facilitating death is often blurry....   [tags: paliative care, dying painlessly with dignity]

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The Issue of Same-sex Marriage

- ... The definition for same sex marriage it is stated as ‘a relationship like that of a traditional marriage’ what already implies that is wasn’t ‘normal’ before and the traditional marriage is an example to follow. It is a great thing to legalise marriage and for example in the United States of America this happened in 17 of the 50 states already. Also the 18th state already joined, Utah in December 2013, and more than 900 same-sex marriages took place in Utah immediately after allowing. But on January 6, 2014, “the United States Supreme Court stayed the ruling pending further appeals” (Wikipedia, 2014)....   [tags: gay marriage, ethical dilemma]

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Euthanasia and Ethics: Kant and Stewart Mill

- The issue of euthanasia is one surrounded by much controversy. Here we will look at the moral system of Immanuel Kant and John Stewart Mill, the argument for euthanasia, and how each philosopher would respond to that argument. Immanuel Kant and John Stewart Mill have different ethical views therefore they view the issue of Euthanasia differently. Immanuel Kant holds a deontological, or duty based, ethical view. This means that for something to have moral value it must be done from duty. The basis of this view is the categorical imperative, which Kant explains is to, “Act only in accordance with that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it become a universal law” (412)....   [tags: moral standpoints]

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Moral Judgment

- ‘Moral judgments are nothing more than expressions of personal preference. While there is some point to arguing about questions of fact, moral arguments are a waste of time. The only thing at issue is what people like or don’t like’. I have probably read this statement about a million times and still do not have any qualms against it. Moral judgments are typically based on your upbringing, your likes, your religion (or non-religion), and numerous other aspects that make up your personality. Those listed traits and further attributions give you the basis of what you are going to feel morally to many issues such as: homosexuality, abortion, murder, stealing, etc....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Moral Philosophy

- Moral Philosophy I. Sam was in trouble when the stock market slide turned into a steep slope. He not only lost most of his millions; he was also exposed as having been engaged in financial practices, which were shady and even dishonest. One evening he was found in his office, a victim of suicide. Those attending his funeral including his wife, children, and his business partners. B) The agent is this specific situation is Sam, due the fact that he acted on committing suicide because he lost millions in the stock market....   [tags: Papers]

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The Moral Difference between Animals and Humans

- The Moral Difference between Animals and Humans A moral issue is generally considered to be one which arises from the need to take another person's interests into consideration. However, by saying another person's interests this seems to rule out the interests of animals from the moral debate. Although many people do value animals, there are still others who consider animals as no more than a source of food. It could be argued that our primary moral obligations towards those people who value animals includes secondary obligations towards the animals they value....   [tags: Morals Ethics Behavior Papers]

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Moral Implications of the Battered Woman Syndrome

- Moral Implications of the Battered Woman Syndrome The Battered Woman Syndrome, like the Cycle Theory of Violence, helps to illuminate the situation of the person victimized by domestic violence. However, it may also contribute to the violence of the battering situation. In this paper, I explore some of the implications of the Battered Woman Syndrome for domestic violence cases wherein an abused woman kills her abuser. I begin by delineating some of the circumstances of a domestic violence situation....   [tags: Domestic Violence Papers]

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Moral Force Protesting

- Moral Force Protesting Moral force protest has a greater chance to succeed that physical force protest. Discuss in relation to our contemporary world. In the modern world today, there is an immense diversity of global issues which are constantly being dealt with. Moral force protest as well as physical force protest are used, in hope of achieving a purpose and proving a point. For both of these acts of protest, there must be a substantial amount of facts and evidences backing it up. Both protests, no matter how it's done, are in some way seeking for the support of the ‘leaders', most of the time, the ‘leaders' being the government....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Moral Permissibility of Legalizing Active Euthanasia

- The Moral Permissibility of Legalizing Active Euthanasia To date, in the united States of America, active euthanasia has been seen as unacceptable in legal terms. However, the issue is not so clear in moral terms among the public, and especially among the medical community. In fact, nearly half of the doctors in the United States say that they would prescribe active euthanasia under certain circumstances. The law that prohibits active euthanasia restricts many people from doing what they feel morally justified to do....   [tags: Papers]

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Godfather Moral Downfall

- Critics agree that in The Godfather, the protagonist, Michael Corleone (Mikey) changes from a person with moral principles and a legitimate role in society to a cold-blooded mobster. In the beginning of the movie, Mikey shows his reluctance to involve himself in the Mafia when he tells his girlfriend, Kaye, about his father’s (Vito Corleone) business methods of coercion and says he will never be like his family. However, as Mikey’s involvement with the family business increases his violent tendencies become more apparent as he volunteers to murder a rival thug and a corrupt police officer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Issue of Abortion

- The Issue of Abortion Medical abortion exists as the most controversial issue in modern society. Abortion is a surgical or medical procedure that puts an end to a pregnancy. Abortion, to say the least, is a controversial topic in today’s society and has been for the last two decades. Two opposing sides emerge from this problem: Those opposed to abortion, “Pro-life”, have concerns about protecting human life. On the other hand, those in favor of abortion, “Pro-choice”, feel it is the right of the individual to make the decision for themselves....   [tags: Papers Pregnancy Aborting Essays]

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John Proctor's Moral Struggle in The Crucible

- John Proctor's Moral Struggle in The Crucible The primary dramatic focus in the play The Crucible is the moral struggle of its protagonist, John Proctor. Certain characteristics of John Proctor's character and also the environment of the Puritanical Salem alleviated this problem for him. The main issues running through out the play are a series of dilemmas that John Proctor faces. The first and foremost of these is his guilt over his adulterous affair with Abigail Williams, the second his hesitation to testify against Abigail to bring out the truth and the third, his final decision to make the ultimate sacrifice....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The Issue of Abortion

- The Issue of Abortion People all over the world, especially those in American society, do not take the issue of abortion lightly. Dealing with ethics, religious beliefs and the law, it is one of the most controversial subjects of this time. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that forces many individuals to react in very strong and unfortunately, opposing ways. Forty percent of the American people believe that the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the woman who is pregnant and the state has no right to interfere....   [tags: Papers]

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The Issue of Virginity

- The Issue of Virginity One of the most important steps that a person takes in their life can leave both negative and positive memories, pain and pleasure, and pride and shame. The subject of one's virginity is something that can be influenced by many paradigms of life. One researcher suggests, "Symbolic interaction theory suggests that anticipatory socialization is important in the transition from one developmental stage to another" ( Herold and Goodwin 109) . By this he meant that in sexual instances, when people socialize about the pleasantness of sex, this might motivate an individual to seek those pleasures therefore, making that person anticipate those outcomes....   [tags: Papers]

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The Invocation of Moral Codes in Richard III

- Shakespeare's Richard III is from the outset a very moral play. It opens with an introduction to the character of Richard in his "Now is the winter..." speech. In this we are first introduced to the idea of a man becoming evil from his own free will, excused (by him) on the grounds of his inability to fit in with the physical ideals of society, saying, "And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover... I am determined to prove a villain." Although we are not, at this point, given a definite indication of Shakespeare's opinion on this moral position, it is the opening for a discussion on what is morally acceptable, which is continued quite decisively throughout the play....   [tags: European Literature]

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Luck, Moral Guilt and Legal Guilt

- Luck, Moral Guilt and Legal Guilt      The question of whether luck should play a role in our assessment of other people is fundamental to human society. Our judicial laws express the view that we are responsible for our actions-in other words, luck does have a bearing on the determination of legal guilt; since legal guilt is theoretically based on moral guilt, this means that luck is usually considered to have a bearing on moral guilt as well. However, there are serious difficulties with this system of judgment....   [tags: Philosophy essays]

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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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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”(goodreads.com). 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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Corporate Resources Issue

- ASSIGNMENT – PERSONNEL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DILEMMA: Use of Corporate Resources Issue. The Dilemma I choose here is “Corporate Resources Issue”. I have always been an honest, trustworthy, punctual with exceptional relationship management skills and proven abilities in forging business alliances for smoother operations. As a worker I care about ethics because most of us prefer to work for ethical organizations. Therefore the values that matters most is always to be faithful and dislike the peoples or events which are not streamlined with my thoughts....   [tags: organizations, foreign bussiness]

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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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