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The Science of Rights

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The first begins with a study of the development of Sidgwick’s thought up to the time when the main positions of the Methods were formulated, including a review of British moral philosophy in the 19th century. This paper considers what the fields have in common, how they are different, and how they apply to modern life. They, too, restrain certain appetitive drives: specifically anger, the desire to punish, and the desire to pursue vain curiosities, respectively.
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Plato's Moral Theory: The Early and Middle Dialogues

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Nonetheless, as we grow and mature, our viewpoints change — sometimes becoming more liberal and sometimes more conservative. What right have we to talk about the two faces of Khrushchev, when we guard the ballot boxes with guns and pass laws that deny native Americans the right to vote on the basis of their color and social background. Only then would the action have moral worth. You don’t need faith for ethical understanding. Reprinted in Essays on Actions and Events.
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Ethics of the trees

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In this problem we will first inquire whether the mere conception of a categorical imperative may not perhaps supply us also with the formula of it, containing the proposition which alone can be a categorical imperative; for even if we know the tenor of such absolute command, yet how it is possible will require further special and laborious study, which we postpone to the last section. Kant had a fairly practical solution: he argued that although free will cannot be proven, it is necessary for ethics.
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The Blueprint for My Girls: How to Build a Life Full of

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Jainism does not call forth the fear of God as an explanation for moral behaviour. There are facts about what black holes are like, and there is bound to be a theory that adequately describes those facts, and that theory is the right one, whether or not we ever develop any way to make use of its insights. And, of course, neither can we criticize other cultures which, for example, allow the old to starve to death or routinely mutilate the genitalia of girls.
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Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy

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This view would take morality to be a system that explained what kinds of actions are appropriately rewarded and—more centrally—punished. How can we derive a moral quality from a physical quality? Conscious of his own virtue, say the philosophers, the sage elevates himself above every accident of life; and securely placed in the temple of wisdom, looks down on inferior mortals engaged in pursuit of honours, riches, reputation, and every frivolous enjoyment.
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Ethics and the Media: An Introduction (Cambridge Applied

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This means that there are "animal rights"; but animal rights cannot be the same as the rights of persons in morality as given above, for animals cannot respect the rights of others and must lose some rights, at least, in consequence. A man who is reduced to despair by a series of evils feels a weariness with life but is still in possession of his reason sufficiently to ask whether it would not be contrary to his duty for himself to take his own life. It is true that similar confusion and uncertainty, and in some cases similar discordance, exist respecting the first principles of all the sciences, not excepting that which is deemed the most certain of them, mathematics; without much impairing, generally indeed without impairing at all, the trustworthiness of the conclusions of those sciences.
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The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility:

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They are known by us because he has given us a power of intuition enabling us to grasp them. Ethics is concerned with how a moral person should behave. Some actions are of such a character that their maxim cannot without contradiction be even conceived as a universal law of nature, far from it being possible that we should will that it should be so. If you are making big decisions - or even apparently little fleeting decisions within a potentially big and sensitive environment - these decisions will affect many people and aspects of life, now and especially into the future.
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Hornbook Ethics

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Ibn Miskawayh, however, refers to the genuine Aristotelian twofold subdivisions of justice into distributive and rectificatory and predicates the exercise of this supreme virtue on submission to the holy law (shari'a), which emanates from God. Here, cheating is good because it stimulates the economy. I close by briefly considering (...) whether a version of the reason-giving requirement can be salvaged despite this important difficulty. (shrink) Jason Marsh (2014). For example, one of the hallmarks of theoretical thought is that it is systematic: it seeks to subsume the particular judgments and principles at play in one’s ordinary deliberation under a more general set of principles.
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On Moderation: Defending an Ancient Virtue in a Modern World

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But there are problems with each of these. I’d rather focus on what’s really important — discovering the best ways to respond to difficult situations and understanding why those approaches are right. I dont know why the DK gun crew a terrorist threat to military and wouldnt.. Among other (surely more interesting) properties of the show, there is this: the show functions as an extended philosophical thought experiment. It is recognized that moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that requires regulation, protection, and advice notion of right and wrong conduct.
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Peter Singer: The Complete Project Syndicate Archive,

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There is a tension in his work between his deconstruction of morality and his readiness to prescribe for us how we are to live. But in the dialogue, this is not the principal difficulty with Euthyphro's case. Its aim is to introduce understanding of the methods and standards of research in the field through constructive criticism of each other’s work. There are two distinct forms of moral relativism. An agent-based theory emphasizes that virtues are determined by common-sense intuitions that we as observers judge to be admirable traits in other people.
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