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    Medicine, Metaphysics and Morals

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    Medicine, Metaphysics and Morals ABSTRACT: Moral decisions concerning what ought to be done always assume metaphysical presuppositions concerning the way the world is. In the field of biomedical ethics, some of the metaphysical presuppositions underlying many current discussions of issues of life and death seem particularly implausible. These include our assumption of the reality of social atomism and our beliefs relating to the possibility of autonomy. Given the implausibility of these two assumptions

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    Philosophers attempt to answer arduous questions about the morality of certain actions if they were to be performed by justifying whether different theories can be applied to certain situations. In the text, Moral Theory: An Introduction, the case of Jim is a hypothetical situation that questions the morality of one’s actions that can be rationalized by two theories, classical act utilitarianism and rule consequentialism. In this case, the captain of a military group captured twenty Indians who

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    Morals and American Idealism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story of morals and American idealism, this being a major theme of the book, which is corrupted by using materials as its means. Nick, the narrator as well as one of the main characters of The Great Gatsby, has moved to the East coast from the West to learn the bond business.  He rents a mid-sized bungalow on West Egg, where most of the other residents have adopted their wealth, which just

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    Moral or Immoral

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    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

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    Moral Theories

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    Moral Theories A.     Morality comes from God. Therefore, moral behavior is that behavior that conforms to the will of God. Immoral behavior defies the will of God. The will of God is correctly interpreted by the Church. Rating: 6. I was feeling this one, until the last sentence. There are so many denominations, and the reason is that they disagree with one another. Many religions interpret what the will of God is differently, not to mention incorrectly. I do believe that a big part of morality

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    Poor Moral Lessons in Home Alone

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    Be careful what you wish for is one of the biggest lessons the child viewers is suppose to receive from Home Alone. In this film there are obvious and less obvious morals. I will discuss how this film relates to The Secret Garden and The Wizard of Oz. Along with Joe L. Kincheloe’s essay in the Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood. The makers of Home Alone might have not intended to teach their young viewers that in times when you are in danger you should lie and pretend that everything

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    Moral Judgment

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    ‘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

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    Moral Dilemma

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    Moral Dilemma As human beings, we are forced to accept the inevitability of being unwillingly confronted with situations that test the strength of our morality and character. In the midst of deep moral conflict we become immensely introspective and we follow our intuition with the hopes of it guiding us towards the morally correct decision. However, how can we be sure that we have acted morally in a situation that is so morbid and perverse that our intuition is completely torn? This is the dilemma

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    Moral Relativism

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    namely: Moral, Cultural Just to mention but a few. Moral relativism which is our basic point of discussion is defined by the English dictionary as the different perspective of seeing issues either the wrong way or admitting to it, or someone’s conscience or suggestion and not what rules or the law says should be done (Encarta Dictionary of North America). Ralph Reed on the other hand defines relativist as “people who don't believe in truth or even in the concepts of right and wrong”. Moral relativism

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    The Crucible – Pressure and Morals Crucible- a severe test, a hard trial or also could be define as a pot for melting metals. A severe trail could be as other then a physical it also could be mentally a severe trial like person verses self. In The Crucible, Miller reflects the theme that pressure can force people from there can force their morals. The characters in The Crucible have morals that they must up hold to be accepted into the town and church. It is a struggle to keep these values

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