The Hacker Ethic

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God, World freewill etc which are purely metaphysical problems. Contemporary philosophers are also interested in the role of imagination in fictional immoral contexts (can we engage with immoral works of art and be justified in so doing?). This is a difficult task since so many possible and rival definitions exist, therefore the common ground can be defined as only the “minimum conception” and although it is not immediately defined, the reader of “Elements of Moral Philosophy” is given examples involving handicapped children to illustrate.

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Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (Contemporary Debates

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So I think it is evident that theism provides a sound foundation for morality. Only the man whose final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, or his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all this when he is called to obedient and responsible action in faith and in exclusive allegiance to God�the responsible man, who tries to make his whole life an answer to the question and call of God. Plato's work rests on morality in many places, and this provides it with both passionate credibility and intellectual fallibility. ...

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Meditations (Classic Reprint)

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What moral qualities do you look for in other people as well as in yourself? Discussion of what were known as the Four Cardinal Virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance) can be found in Plato's "Republic". Now often people might use the term "moral philosophy" instead of simply ethics. They are in essence (quite literally) of the same meaning, but simply of a different, but connected, languages. If it means there is no one perfect, conflict-free moral ideal absolutely valid for all societies, I agree.

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What Evil Means to Us

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An ethical analysis seeks to identify different ways of existing and to judge their worth empirically, rather than weigh them abstractly against a set of "universal" values. For modern Westerners, who have been raised on ideals of universality and egalitarianism, this relativity of values and obligations is the aspect of Hinduism most difficult to understand". [41] Religions provide different ways of dealing with moral dilemmas.

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Morality After Auschwitz: The Radical Challenge of the Nazi

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If I want illegal drugs, that does not make it right to distribute illegal drugs. Or consider the nature of moral obligation. Judges, lawyers, and laymen alike often disagree about what is legal, and not just about what ought to be legal. Matthew 7:1-5: "Judge not, that ye be not judged. Some kinds of faults should be utterly damning. MORAL SENSITIVITY. "In this scenario, I do this, for these reasons": narrative, genre and ethical reasoning. This definition was expressed in essentially rationalist and deontological terms and was received with disapproval by their traditionalist and conservative rivals, who adhered to a voluntarist thesis according to which right is by definition what God commands and wrong is what he prohibits (see Ash'ariyya and Mu'tazila §5 ).

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From Rationality to Equality

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But there is another area which God has not bound by an express revelation of His will, which is determined by the culture in which we live and by the conscience of those whom we are seeking to save. The structure of the family is entirely socially based, generally on how we make our living. Repeated exposure to prayers and Bible stories, even posting of the Ten Commandments, associates God and the supernatural in the student's mind with adult acceptance and approval.

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

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It is high time that the problem of how the law should be interpreted should be resolved. Values clarification and situational ethics are two other ethical instruction programs, distinct from character education, that progressive educators have used in past years to achieve the same goals as character education. Herder, along with Rousseau and Hamann, can be seen as the originators of "Expressivism" (a term used by Isaiah Berlin and Charles Taylor, among others).

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Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays

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Moral choice is guided by character, and character is a product of nature (genes), nurture (family and culture), life experiences reflected upon, previous choices, and the like. For example, ordinary people expect that something dropped from a moving vehicle or airplane will fall straight down to the point on earth directly underneath the place from which it was released. We cannot then, look to Aristotle for any elucidation of the modern way of talking about �moral� goodness, obligation, etc.

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Prolegomena to Ethics

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Is it better to torture a child, or to hug that child? If the problem is one of room and board, then let us consider that we have no problem if we do not have to provide room and board. Secular humanism is opposed to most aspects of religion. Both were produced by Carnegie Mellon's Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and both were published by Routledge Electronic Titles. This course presents a biblical model for ethics in a postmodern world, examining the ethical theor.

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Plutarch's morals: ethical essays

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John Locke, The Second Treatise of Civil Government, §6 Now whoever wishes to set aside the purely moral consideration of human conduct, or to deny it, and to consider conduct merely according to its external effect and the result thereof, can certainly, with Hobbes, declare right and wrong to be conventional determinations arbitrarily assumed, and thus not existing at all outside positive law; and we can never explain to him through external experience what does not belong to external experience.

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