Essays Tagged: "moral questions"

Justice in the Orestia. A look at the contrasting views of justice in Greece, and the transition to a deliberative for of justice.

st between the old and new orders, the lives of the members of the House of Atreus, and the serious moral questions that Orestes' crime presents.The case against Orestes is strong. The son admits to s ... right hand--a masterpiece of justice. Done is done.' (Agamemnon lines 1429-1431) This shows a clear morality behind Clytaemnestra's motives. She appears to have justification for her actions. The curs ...

(6 pages) 194 1 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"No Longer at Ease" by Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Writer

oth with peers and with Europeans. Inside these scenes of "life as usual" in Nigeria there are also moral questions embedded in the text. Chineua Achebe himself claims he wants us to answer for oursel ... on between cultures as well as a picture of Ibo values and lifestyle, the text seems to ask serious moral or ethical questions. In most cases, we are left to judge for ourselves what is right or wrong ...

(7 pages) 188 1 3.3 Nov/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Essay on Chinea Achebe

both with peers and with Europeans. Inside these scenes of life as usual in Nigeria there are also moral questions embedded in the text. Chineua Achebe himself claims he wants us to answer for oursel ... on between cultures as well as a picture of Ibo values and lifestyle, the text seems to ask serious moral or ethical questions. In most cases, we are left to judge for ourselves what is right or wrong ...

(7 pages) 98 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Moral reasoning

Assignment 1: MORAL REASONING Short Essay:Moral reasoning is individual or collective practical reasoning about wh ... ent purpose, we may understand issues about what is right or wrong, virtuous or vicious, as raising moral question.When we are faced with moral questions in daily life, just as when we are faced with ... n of this is that any empirical data that shows that we consistently think in a given odd way about morality can be taken in one or two contrasting lights: it can be taken to show that, since 'this is ...

(4 pages) 152 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Biotechnology Ethics

ance, new breakthroughs in medicine are discovered. With these new developments serious ethical and moral questions arise. Advancements in genetic engineering, reproductive technologies, cloning, orga ... seven month old daughter, already determined to be of "subnormal intelligence"; legally declared a "moral imbecile" herself. But the concept of purging our race was not present in the United States al ...

(10 pages) 213 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Discussion of the Sanctity of Life Principle in reference to why it should be abandoned - use of medical examples used to support contention

it to the situation of brain dead patients, I intend to show that when the SofLP is held up against moral questions concerning modern medicine, it falls short of ever giving a rational and satisfying ... the continuation of other human life. (Suber 1996) So for the defender of the SofLP, it would be immoral, despite the fact that the patient is practically dead, unable to enjoy any of the pleasures o ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Abortion is it right or wrong

as the right to make the decision to abort a child, the female or the male? It has also raised many moral questions, questions that differ among society. Societies' view on abortion has been greatly i ...

(7 pages) 59 3 1.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Moral Conflicts in "Antigone" and "A Doll's House."

ong. These contradictory perceptions of each individual will result in differing answers to crucial moral questions. These different answers will mean that people will have a strong belief towards the ... rong belief towards their own ideas about what is right; this may result in the growth of different moral goals. These differing goals can result in a moral conflict. This is clearly seen in both, "An ...

(5 pages) 53 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

TOK essay: Do questions like "why should I be moral?" or "why shouldn't I be selfish?" have definitive answers, as do some questions in other Areas of Knowledge?

Moral questions are always hard to explain. Philosophers spend their whole life trying to conclude t ... end up with ultimately different theories. Thus, some may say that there is no definitive answer to moral questions. However, I believe that everything has connections, either questions like "1+1" or ... ch are certain assumptions and definitions we take without questions . We are told and taught to be moral since we can remember things. "Stealing is bad" and "Helping people is good" seem to be the ax ...

(5 pages) 104 3 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Embryonic Stem Cell Research.

tunately, it is in our collective nature as humans to be afraid of change. Change inevitably raises moral questions within us, removing us from the simplistic routine of daily life and placing us in t ... s where examined to give further understanding to the issue of embryonic stem cell research and the morality of the issue. After researching the sources I feel that embryonic stem cell research is mor ...

(6 pages) 142 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The Bang-Bang Club - Book Review

wo of them even with their lives.The risk being so high and the pictures controversial, a couple of moral questions came up: How much should a photographer risk in taking a photo? And when should he s ... top being a simple photographer and get involved into what is happening around?“These were the moral dilemmas the four members of the Bang-Bang Club grappled with on a daily basis.”3 They we ...

(5 pages) 792 0 2.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Stem Cell Research

tunately, it is in our collective nature as humans to be afraid of change. Change inevitably raises moral questions within us, removing us from the simplistic routine of daily life and placing us in t ... rch.Since stem cell research could possibly lead to other controversial issues regarding ethics and morals and whether or not people are "playing God", it should be federally funded and regulated. Thi ...

(2 pages) 33 1 3.6 Dec/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Socratic Dialectic, Method, and Piety

ity; some affirmed perpetual motion, others perpetual rest" (Internet), Socrates instead focused on moral questions of how we ought to live. Socrates firmly believed the words adorning the wall of the ... ink it through for himself. Socrates had little to offer in the form of "practical intelligence" or moral truth, though he did stand for a new, critical way of living. His philosophy on human nature i ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What to do about ethnic cleans

It occurs most frequently in third world countries. Whenever it arises, it is followed by a host of moral questions. Do we just stay out completely and allow the country to deal with its own problems? ... els that to allow one ethnic group to be persecuted by another when we have the power to stop it is morally unspeakable. This side will invariably point to Hitler as an example of what could happen wh ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

on for nearly half a century, and would likely have continued on much longer if it were not for the moral conscience of a doctor, with participants being denied the cure--and all of this happening har ... nal context for the experiment, the experiment itself, and its aftermath, and in the process raises moral questions just as relevant today as they were then. In reading the book, I was particularly in ...

(4 pages) 84 0 3.7 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Body Body Double

concerns also caused President Clinton to ban the use of federal money for cloning because of grave moral questions. The belief that a genetic clone would produce an exact duplicate of his or her pred ... pared to cloning an animal. Another big concern of cloning humans is the possible psychological and moral harm that could take place with children. The author states some of the positive sides to clon ...

(1 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Moral Reasoning

Moral reasoning is individual or collective practical reasoning about what, morally, one ought to do ... ent purpose, we may understand issues about what is right or wrong, virtuous or vicious, as raising moral question. When we are faced with moral questions in daily life, just as when we are faced with ... hoose one particular company for this paper, rather I chose to compile my experiences with military moral issues (my experiences in combat), fatherhood, and life. Reasoning, so understood is an intrin ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

What are the main moral quandaries in relation to moral relativism? Especially given increasing globalisation, is moral relativism a suitable solution to moral conflicts between cultures?

Let me begin with a definition of 'moral relativism'. It is the acceptance that there are no standards of what is right or wrong that a ... rently by another group. Thus showing that different persons have different perspectives on what is morally right or wrong. Moral relativists hold that no universal standard exists by which to assess ... lativists hold that no universal standard exists by which to assess an ethical proposition's truth, moral subjectivism is therefore the opposite of moral absolutism. Moral absolutism is the position t ...

(8 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

What is ‘legal consciousness’? How can a consideration of ‘legal consciousness’ assist in analyzing the relationship between law, society and individuals? Draw on contemporary and historical examples to illustrate your discussion.

vice of law. It is the basis for the formation of opinions on some of the more difficult ethical or moral questions posed, such as; abortion and euthanasia.Abortion in Australia has been a highly cont ... tives are formed by members own sense of legal consciousness. The debate on abortion centers on the moral issue of the sanctity of life and ones ability to remove it, against the liberal right to choo ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2012

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

christian teaching on euthanasia

Netherlands and the state of Oregon however; it is still a widelydiscussed topic, which raises many moral questions.Christians use a number of sources to make decisions; these include the Bible, Churc ... n absolute view:" Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person."- Pope John Paul II: Evangelium Vitae 1995.The Roman ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Aug/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity