Essays Tagged: "moral rules"

Outline and evaluate what you consider to be the most powerful objection to Utilitarianism as a moral theory

e balance of pleasure over pain for everyone affected by our action. This is a modern conception of morality. It does not rely on God to provide us with moral rules, but places morality in human natur ... act consequentialism). This could possibly mean acting in a manner that ran contrary to traditional morality, for example, assassinating a ruthless dictator, personally responsible for torturing thous ...

(4 pages) 184 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Moral right and wrong are just a matter of opinion.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary (p925) describes morality as: '1) Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behav ... concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour; a system of value and moral principles. 2) The extent to which an action is right or wrong'. What is morally right in rela ... ples. 2) The extent to which an action is right or wrong'. What is morally right in relation to one moral framework can be morally wrong in relation to another, and unfortunately no one moral framewor ...

(6 pages) 355 1 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Are people really ethical???

For the most part, we as human beings try very hard everyday to live by a moral set of standards that we have set for ourselves. This code of ethics determines how we live ou ... a large role that when we come up against important issues in our lives we turn to our own personal moral rules for the answer. We are questioned with whether or not we should live for the time at han ... anner. While this may be an option to some people who are afflicted with diseases or depressed, the moral justification comes into question over and over again. Of course there is a group of people wh ...

(9 pages) 213 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

GOd and Morality

God and MoralityThe first question that comes to our mind when we think about the topic of God and morality ... n that comes to our mind when we think about the topic of God and morality is; is God the source of morality? Or is morality the source of God?In other words who existed before in the human's mind? Is ... he source of God?In other words who existed before in the human's mind? Is God there to enforce the moral rules, as a supreme, all-powerful being? Or did the necessity for moral enforcement produce Go ...

(7 pages) 117 0 3.4 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Answers and explains questions pertaining to ethics

2. There are a number of reasons why people should be generally moral. The main reason being is a good sense of morality will promote human flourishing and ameliora ... ality will promote human flourishing and ameliorate human suffering more so than if people were not moral, or people were all strict ethical egoists. Without people acting morally the world would be a ... t ethical egoists, even though it is not their belief, should most definitely subscribe publicly to morality simply for the fact of human betterment. Moral principles are instilled on a society to mai ...

(4 pages) 72 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The war in Iraq: Ethical or Unethical

l as opposition for the war has come from all corners of the globe. Duty ethics teaches us that our morals are characterized by our adherence to independent moral rules or duties. The war in Iraq was ... ranging from religion to claims of U.S. terrorism and International law violators. Many feel it is morally wrong for the United States to forcefully impose its idea of democracy on a region that is a ...

(2 pages) 86 2 2.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Religions of Ancient Egypt compared to todays Chrisianity

of Christianity; leading to strong differences between their chief beliefs, but maintaining similar moral rules to live your life. The idea of supreme beings and life after death are the other chief b ... Christians live their life for passage into Heaven. Although the idea of the afterlife differ, the morals for living to gain access to the afterlife do not differ. The major difference between these ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is a Belief System?

eeds. A belief system is a way of perceive and interact in a society guided by a set of established moral rules. Our beliefs are an essential part of who we are and how we behave. A culture with a str ...

(6 pages) 564 0 2.4 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Is Business Bluffing Ethical?

the game and this is known and accepted by all the players. So bluffing in poker is not considered morally wrong. If in business everyone understands that bluffing is okay, should we still consider b ... is okay, should we still consider bluffing immoral? As a matter of fact, Carr also pointed out the moral rules in business are different with those outside of business. Most people think that bluffin ...

(6 pages) 85 0 4.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

"Our Technologies Establish the Truth of many of our Scienttific Laws." Is there any Comparable means of Establishing Moral Rules and Norms?

hese theories as scientific truths. As yet there seems to be no equivalent process for establishing moral rules or norms as truths, but perhaps, as has happened with Newton's and Einstein's theories, ... ce aims to explain the physical universe, which is pre-determined and can be experimented on, while morality is a function of human experience which is ever-changing and can be irrational.Of course, i ...

(7 pages) 48 0 4.3 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Symbolism in "A Rose for Emily" and "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner

to adhere to the values of their society and, as a result,are free to violate both traditional and moral rules.Initially, Emily's isolation is not her own creation; it is thrust upon her. From childh ... opes, Abner's son, is a firsthand witness to his father's second barn burning. Sarty is caught in a moral dilemma, pulled between the values of his communityand the selfish motives of his father. Rath ...

(4 pages) 51 0 1.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Value Of Cloning

? This is not only an insightful question, but also lands right in the middle of a very hazy topic; Morals and Ethics. Morals and ethics are two huge concepts that engulf many other issues. In this pa ... nd ethics are two huge concepts that engulf many other issues. In this paper, we will be discussing morals and ethics as they may relate to science, particularly cloning. Before we delve into this que ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ethics

other hand, mandating vaccinations creates another set of problems, not the least of which includes moral and ethical considerations.Bioethical IssuesEthical positions regarding the implementation of ... on-malfeasance, and justice" (p. 521). Similarly, Gert, Culver, and Clouser (2006) provide a set of moral rules that correspond to these themes with regard to public policy. These moral rules prohibit ...

(10 pages) 209 1 4.4 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Teleological ethical theories vs. Deontological ethical theories By: Jesse Coleman

d is not of importance, but it?s the actions that bring you there. This ethics theory uses a set of moral rules to guide actions.Next I will define and give examples for the specific theories. I will ... he first one I will discuss is his categorical imperatives. He says that for an action to be deemed moral it must be done out of a sense of duty. First, in this ethical theory it is not the end that i ...

(6 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Comparison of Catholicism and Islam

A belief system is a way of perceiving and interacting in a society guided by a set of established moral rules. Our beliefs are an essential part of who we are and how we behave. A culture with a str ... xt that is almost identical to the way mass are held at church in Christianity. The sermon may have moral, social, or political content. Islam has no ordained clergy such a Christian churches, but the ...

(9 pages) 34 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Ethics and business

ecome a significant subject all over the world. In fact, this not only because of the importance of morals as part of people's lives, but also because unethical behavior in business can lead to numero ... nd wrong in each country. Now, what does business ethics mean? In a few words it means applying the moral rules in work and business.In fact, there are many advantageous of applying ethics in business ...

(8 pages) 257 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Reversed Right and Wrong of the World in the Eyes of a Child: on Reading Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

ight and wrong and detect the underlying prejudice from the following aspects: education, religion, moral rules, slavery and racial discrimination.I. EducationHuck was thought to be bad educated and i ... ds religion and its belief is actually one of the best performers of the marrow of brother love.III.Moral RulesMoral rules are very specific; they are action guidings telling people to behave well and ...

(8 pages) 608 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Philosophy Essay: Does it make sense to say individuals can create their own moral rules?

Encompassing a famous history, morality seems to serve a purpose in our world. So how did it begin? Initially, it was set up in soc ... purpose in our world. So how did it begin? Initially, it was set up in society because our personal moral opinions began to clash with one another, and we needed to understand what is actually meant b ... rstand what is actually meant by something being "right" or "wrong." On this account, it seems that morality by birth, is something beyond individualistic judgements and perhaps universal and objectiv ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Queenie ("A&P") and Miss Ferenczi ("Gryphon")

they are all described as women who tend to go against the social standards in which traditionally moral rules and educational principles are highly appreciated.After the 1950s, in spite of economic ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Is There a Moral Case for Socialism?

in today's world. For the purpose of this essay I will be using the pure form of socialism and any moral case associated with it and also a note on democratic socialism. In considering how to reach a ... lism. In considering how to reach a valid conclusion on this essay we must first determine what is "moral" when it comes to politics in society. Classical utilitarianism is a compelling option and sta ...

(10 pages) 560 0 3.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory