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    questions, I will first discuss how moral obligations and duties are defined. Next, I will compare them and discuss their differences. Finally, I will apply the examination of differences to determine whether it is a moral obligation or a duty to report cheating. MORAL OBLIGATIONS AND DUTIES In his article, You Ought To Be Ashamed of Yourself (When You Violate An Imperfect Moral Obligation, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong begins to define moral obligations utilizing a quote of John Stuart Mill. After

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    Regret and Obligation

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    Regret and Obligation ABSTRACT: In Albert Camus' 1950 play Just Assassins, terrorists are at work in nineteenth-century Russia. They kill people, and they all believe that there is a superior moral reason for doing so. But they also know that killing is wrong. In their own view, they are innocent criminals; innocent, because their action is justified, but criminals, because they kill. So tacitly they conclude that they deserve punishment that will remove the regret from their shoulders. Their

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    Democracy and Political Obligation

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    of political servants is characterized by other duties and obligations than private life. Conflicts can even arise between a person's public and private duties. The central point of this paper is to examine whether this difference of duties can be regarded as an effect of different forms of obligation. Can we speak of a particular form of political obligation in the same way in which Kant distinguishes between ethical and legal obligation, the former pertaining to intentions and the latter to external

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    Obligations are actions that someone is required to take which can be either legal or moral. Having an obligation to your family is feeling as though you must do something either because of or for your family. Responsibility to ones’ family is often seen as an important aspect of the bond that a child has to their family (Wilkinson-Lee, 222). Obligations to family are not all about the parents’ obligation to their children, it is just as equally about the child’s obligation to his or her parents

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    behind this excuse usually boils down to ... ... middle of paper ... ...o do so. Nonvoters, on the other hand, don't readily see those same benefits, and resist when confronted with them by voters. In conclusion, I feel that everyone has an obligation to vote, a responsibility for the betterment of themselves, their children, their peers and their country. I believe that if more people were educated as to the benefits of voting, voter turnout would dramatically increase, and promote a greater

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    On the Obligation to Keep One’s Promises

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    On the Obligation to Keep One’s Promises Moral philosophy is generally in pursuit of the “ought.” More specifically, a common goal is to create some sort of rubric for evaluating specific situations, and in the face of a decision, revealing what “ought to be done.” A very important and consequently complicated “ought” is that which dictates if one should keep a promise. This topic is so vast that is seems it would take a great deal of effort to make progress towards an answer, and in fact,

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    Does Business have Social Obligations? In today's society people are being laid off or losing jobs everyday. Many times it is because a company is going out of business, or may not need as many employees. The company often times cannot afford to pay extra workers. During these circumstances, a question of responsibility and obligations begin to rise. Should businesses in today's free market economy have an obligation to be socially responsible for these actions which the businesses or company

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    Our Obligations to Future Generations

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    believe that we need to take obligations in creating a better life for future generations. Despite the high possibility of present-day people to prevent future people to experience any suffering, I shall argue that future generations—who have neither reciprocal interactions with this generation nor power to influence our well-being—do not own the rights upon obligation from present people. I contend that it is impossible for people from this generation to have obligations to future generation. In

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    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

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    The Confucian Filial Obligation and Care for Aged Parents ABSTRACT: Some moral philosophers in the West (e.g., Norman Daniels and Jane English) hold that adult children have no more moral obligation to support their elderly parents than does any other person in the society, no matter how much sacrifice their parents made for them or what misery their parents are presently suffering. This is because children do not ask to be brought into the world or to be adopted. Therefore, there is a "basic

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