Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice: Essays on Moral

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Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice: Essays on Moral

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You ought to stop eating meat because it causes animal suffering. If you are really on the verge of death, it might seem like a good deal to sell all your possessions or even your freedom for the water. A person has a perfect duty not to use themselves or others merely as a means to some other end. In Kohlberg’s model, we have the injunction not to treat others unfairly (that is, to do what is just); in this newer model, we have the added injunction not to turn away from someone in need (that is, to show that we care when someone else is hurting or needs something) (Nucci, 2001). 3.

Pages: 328

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 5, 2002)


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God(s) or circumstances already decreed the future. We have free will, but God knew beforehand what we'd do. We have some free will, inasmuch as we can take certain voluntary actions. However there are involuntary actions that are beyond our control. Our free will may at times be an illusion, but we should act as if it is within our control. Free will exists only when we have control over materialism, bodily sensations and worldly matters Asking, for Telling, by Doing, as If Betraying The primary goal of philosophy is to obtain knowledge. To get and understanding of knowledge and question knowledge is what philosophy is all about. Philosophy has been studied by philosophers for years and every philosopher has his or her own take on what philosophy means to them pdf. There we leave people alone to pursue their self-interest, while with Kant we do not force them to pursue ours. I should note, however, that this interpretation of Kant is not consistent with Kant's own view of the moral law; for Kant actually states the rule as "Act so that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in that of another, always as an end and never as a means only" [op.cit., p.47] online.

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Therefore, Virtue Ethics is only intelligible if it is teleological (i.e. it includes an account of the purpose or meaning of human life), a matter of some contention among philosophers since the beginning of time The Happy Life: The Search for download here download here. Addressed to imperfectly rational wills, such as our own, this becomes an imperative: “Conform your action to a universal non-natural law.” Kant assumed that there was some connection between this formal requirement and the formulation of the CI which enjoins us to “Act as though the maxim of your action were to become by your will a universal law of nature.” But, as commentators have long noticed (see, e.g., Hill, 1989a, 1989b), it is not clear what the link is between the claim that rational autonomous wills conform themselves to whatever universally valid laws require, and the more substantial and controversial claim that you should evaluate your maxims in the ways implied by the universal law of nature formulation A Multitude of Counsellors; download pdf A Multitude of Counsellors; Being a. Well I think commonly held intuitive judgments have a good, though defeasible, claim to being among the facts under consideration (they seem to me to play the same role as observations on this score. Observations are pro tanto reasons to accept or reject a theory epub. Without such code, decision would be impossible , e.g. The Science of Rights read epub The second aspect of this is negative—skepticism about free will seems to cause people to think that they have a license to do ill, thus leading to worse behavior. This then, provides an interesting and important challenge: balancing our view of determinism and freedom in order to avoid both unjust punishment and becoming unjust ref.: Meno read online Thus, deontological theories and duties have existed for many centuries. Immanuel Kant, the theory’s celebrated proponent, formulated the most influential form of a secular deontological moral theory in 1788 , source: The Argumentative Turn in read online That is why there are now efforts to put such moral instruction back into the schools, although there is only one way to accomplish this legally ref.: The Specification of Human read pdf

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So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. [Levites were important participants in temple ceremonies.] But a Samaritan [a religious outcast], as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion and went to him and bound his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him , cited: Morality and the Law download epub To be paralyzed and unable to take a stand, act, or fight for causes we believe in is neither a necessary nor a responsible way to deal with relativism , cited: Confessions of Saint Augustine NOTHING can possibly be conceived in the world, or even out of it, which can be called good without qualification, except a Good Will. Intelligence wit, judgment, and the other talents of the mind, however they may be named, or courage, resolution, perseverance, as qualities of temperament, are undoubtedly good and desirable in many respects; but these gifts of nature may also become extremely bad and mischievous if the will which is to make use of them, and which, therefore, constitutes what is called character, is not good Notes on the Nicomachean read online According to the argument, Egoism provides a justification for following commonsense morality.� What are some objections to the argument? 1.� We can justify treating people differently only if we can show that there is some factual difference between them that is relevant to justifying the difference in treatment. 2.� Acting Egoistically � pursuing my own interests without considering the interests of others � involves treating myself differently than other people. 3.� There is no factual difference between myself and other people that is relevant to justifying Egoistic behavior ref.: Elements Of Moral Philosophy download online Freely handing out legal powers in that direction ends up damaging the employment of others in often hidden ways , e.g. God, the Good, and Utilitarianism: Perspectives on Peter Singer Yet Kant thinks that, in acting from duty, we are not at all motivated by a prospective outcome or some other extrinsic feature of our conduct except insofar as these are requirements of duty itself On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness (Thinking in Action) download here. The date of this edict (89) is the only firm date we have for Epictetus, but it is thought he lived from c.55-c.135 A ref.: Kautilya on Love and Morals. download pdf Shortly after self-preservation, Kant gives us an even more problematic example of egoistic moralism: "To secure one's own happiness is at least indirectly a duty" [op.cit., p.15, Seine eigene Glückseligkeit sichern, ist Pflicht (wenigstens indirekt), p.399] ref.: Ethics and the Media: An read online I saw firsthand the kind of social paranoia that caused the Jews to hate Jesus and nail Him to a tree. There is little to be gained by preaching against the immoral actions of Communists, unless we as Christians are willing to repent of our own idolatry and murder System of Logic They traded with my beloved step-father, who seemed to be interested in their souls The Law Of Duty: Suggested download pdf The Law Of Duty: Suggested Moral Text. And each individual possesses power and virtue just in so far as he obeys this impulse. Freedom of the will consists merely in the ability to follow unrestrainedly this natural impulse. Shaftesbury (1671-1713) bases ethics on the affections or inclinations of man Meno Meno. The Apostle Paul by the Spirit adds his witness: Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment,. .. is summed up in this word namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself Essays on the Christian Worldview and Others Political, Literary, and Philosophical

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