Essays Tagged: "moral dilemmas"

Moral decisions

Moral and Ethical DilemmasOne of the most difficult trials I face in my life are ethical and moral d ... sts, and is to be found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The only way to live a perfectly ethical and moral life is to be Like Him. There is no other way. The entire world will experiment and try all ot ... r. If it's small or doesn't hurt anybody, than it won't be a big deal. We can 'nickel and dime' our moral piggy bank to death. It's the old, 'the ends justify the means.' Criminals aren't made in a da ...

(15 pages) 622 3 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Law. An Overview

s plea to return to the norms thatinternational law provides; it will also discuss and identify the moraldilemmas that are present with international law and its relationshipwith states.The term 'lais ... s state of nature, in which man residesabsently of law. His use of the term represents the struggle moralitywages against nature and reason. He equates morality in any form, with'tyranny and unreason. ...

(4 pages) 170 0 4.6 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Moral Order in Hamlet, by Shakespeare

In Shakespeare's Hamlet, a very clear moral order is established as the protagonist, Hamlet, completes his journey through the phases whic ... rdered by his own brother, Claudius. It is Hamlet's wish to avenge his father that causes all other moral dilemmas in the play, and this is what defines the play's particular moral order: As the play ... the gravity and seriousness of Claudius sins lessen, and Hamlet's grow, although never reaching the moral plateau on which Claudius rests. In the beginning of the play, Hamlet is morally 'in the right ...

(4 pages) 99 1 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

David Guterson and his work

ection of short stories, entitled The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind addresses some of the moral dilemmas that humans face throughout their lives. His first novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, nar ... down... in the yard the grass looked sprinkled with powder"(Angels 3). Guterson weaves a tale about moralistic troubles that began in a young man's fragile past. "Outside, the snow covered the last of ...

(6 pages) 74 1 3.8 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ethics Affect Actions".Examines the views of two philosophers (Kant and Mill) on how ethics affect appropriate action. Great for a philosophy class and you can add your own views and opinions

t Actions""What is the appropriate action?" It's a controversial question that is a focal point for moral and ethical code. Morals and ethics is, of course, a subject that runs deep in the discussion ... hics is, of course, a subject that runs deep in the discussion of philosophy. People are faced with moral dilemmas everyday, which often times they decide without thoroughly examining their options. I ...

(4 pages) 709 4 4.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Comparison of business ethics in different countries.

ders, shareholders, employees and communities. Its main function is to provide guidance in cases of moral dilemmas. Many corporations have implemented codes of conduct that define unacceptable behavio ... d suppliers. As a company builds trust, customers, employees and suppliers are less likely to act immorally. Another benefit of ethical behavior is that it provides a solution to what theorists call " ...

(13 pages) 921 1 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Conflict between Truth and Ideals in "Heart of Darkness"

s soul as it is with the literal journey into unknown lands. The protagonist, Marlow, describes the moral dilemmas that outweigh the physical ones to his confidantes upon his return to England. Propel ... as a poised voyager. Throughout his journey, Marlow's ideals of western influence conflict with the moral and physical ruins which he finds along the Congo. In his quest to meet his predecessor, Kurtz ...

(5 pages) 61 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Write an essay to discuss Kohlberg's stages of moral development

Working as a developmental psychologist then turning his interest to the field of moraleducation, Lawrence Kohlberg became to be well known for his theory of moral development. His t ... his theory of moral development. His theory spurred the interest of the psychological community on moral development (Nucci, 2002). His ideas were influenced by Jean Piaget, John Dewey, and James Mar ... , John Dewey, and James Mark Baldwin. He argued that experiences shape children's understandings of moral concepts such as justice, rights, equality, and human welfare. Kohlberg developed his theory f ...

(5 pages) 257 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


The film "Titanic" is riddled with moral dilemmas. In one of the scenes, the owner of Star Line, the shipping company that owned the no ... would we have still condemned him for saving his life? Less severely, perhaps. So, the fact that a moral entity has ACTED (or omitted, or refrained from acting) in its past is essential in dispensing ... hese were treated to the lifeboats before the passengers of the lower classes and decks. Was this a morally right decision? For sure, it was not politically correct, in today's terms. Class and money ...

(11 pages) 72 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A critical Appraisal of Kohlberg's Theory Of Moral Development

started as a developmental psychologist in the early 1970s and became famous for his later work in moral education, especially his theory of moral developmentFor his doctoral research Kolhberg studie ... ral developmentFor his doctoral research Kolhberg studied differences in children's reasoning about moral dilemmas. He hypothesized that moral difficulties motivated their development through a fixed ...

(8 pages) 315 3 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Antigone - Analysis of Greek Ideals

tates.These new ideals, though good in intentions, often conflicted witheach other creating complex moral dilemmas.Such was the case in Antigone a play written by Sophocles duringthis era of change. I ... hen the ideals that backed up their actionsclashed with each other, making it contradiction between morals.Antigone's side of the conflict held a much more heavenlyapproach, as opposed to the mundane ...

(3 pages) 42 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Faith and religion

ay life we experience many internal conflicts and crisis. These crises often manifest themselves as moral dilemmas and are a part of being human. But the question that arises is what causes us to hand ... ight say faith, but the true answer is our beliefs. That is why we seem to be at an all time low in morality, we are having a crisis of belief. Most people believe that faith is what holds us together ...

(3 pages) 70 0 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Plato, and Aristotle:Morals and Ethical Codes

What is the appropriate action? It is a controversial question that is a focal point for moral and ethical codes. Morals and ethics is, of course, a subject that runs deep in the discussion ... hics is, of course, a subject that runs deep in the discussion of philosophy. People are faced with moral dilemmas everyday, which many times society decides without thoroughly exploring their options ... , but the idea of self-government and the creation and obedience of universal laws. He believed the moral value of an action is assessed not from the purpose of the action, but from the "maxim" from w ...

(5 pages) 147 0 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Kant's Critique of Utilitarianism and a Maxim put through the categorical Imperative.

eans not as an ends in themselves. Since he is a deontologist he presumes that there is a universal moral imperative, certain ways in which we must act, no matter what our individual desires or needs ... nd we all act in a certain way because of it. It is unconditional. It is the first principle of the moral law and it applies to rational and reasonable beings. Since we are sensuous creatures, we expe ...

(2 pages) 83 2 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Moral Values

The fabric of any society is held together by the standards of morality that we maintain and practice. Values are our personal set of beliefs about what is importa ... important, unimportant, right, wrong, good and bad. When we are confronted by choices, options, or moral dilemmas, the decisions we make will indicate what values we hold. Human values give worthines ... n be accepted in one culture and rejected in another culture. This idea is based on the belief that moral principles differ across cultures.Our moral values are our beliefs about what is important in ...

(6 pages) 153 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Human or Beast? Which do you prefer?

ther purpose than to stress our lives, such as grades and taxes, to more profound troubles, such as moral dilemmas and the reason we exist, all these things would not once enter the roving beast as he ...

(1 pages) 17 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

This paper is about euthanasia: It talks about what euthanasia is and where it is legal.

Euthanasia is a controversial subject, not only because there are many different moral dilemmas associated with it, but also in what constitutes its definition. At the extreme ends ... t deserve consideration. The idea of deliberately killing someone goes against the very core of our morality. I am not suggesting that the value of life be taken lightly. Nonetheless, I believe in the ... rg/euthanas.htm).Euthanasia becomes an issue when freedom is faced with a situation of questionable morality. Proposals for voluntary euthanasia concerns only those people who are in acutely painful o ...

(23 pages) 170 1 4.7 Dec/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Hamlet vs Sr Thomas More.

in completely different styles, they both describe the stories of two great men, who are faced with moral dilemmas that will determine the outcomes of their lives. Both, Hamlet and Sir Thomas More (th ... lly brings his downfall. Just like Hamlet, he is a philosopher, and he considers both the legal and moral ramifications of everything he says or does. More's actions were all based upon two things, hi ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.5 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Critical Evaluation of 'An Inspector Calls' by JB Priestly.

te it. The whole play takes place in one night in the Birling family's dining room. The play evokes moral dilemmas and the inspector stresses the point that everybody in the Birling family should shar ... to express opinions and entertain the audience by using dramatic irony and an intertwined plot. The moral of the play is that everybody should work together in a community and realise that how we live ...

(4 pages) 19 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Genetic engineering: a great moral dilemma of our time

Genetic engineering is one of the great moral dilemmas of our time. More particularly Genetic engineering, but as the scientists like to cal ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues