Essays Tagged: "moral duty"

sociological imagination-"Planned Parenthood"- how planned parenthood is a new concept to choice in situation-not a given duty by society.

d is a luxury to the new generation. When our parents had children, it was not a decision; it was a moral "duty" to society. To further analyze the individual factors of planned parenthood you must dr ...

(3 pages) 179 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

This is an argument analysis concerning the issue of euthanasia.

Argument Reconstruction1.If a right creates a net benefit to society and is not morally incorrect, then it should be made legal. (IM; Oracle: Common Knowledge)2.Voluntary euthanasi ... his/her request. (IM; Oracle: definition from www.euthanasia.com)3.If voluntary euthanasia is not a moral transgression and euthanasia creates a net benefit on society, then present legal prohibitions ... gal prohibitions against voluntary euthanasia ought to be lifted. (LI from 1,2)4.It is considered a moral duty to kill a pet that is suffering due to incurable illness. (IM; Oracle: Common Knowledge)5 ...

(9 pages) 583 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Journal Review - Incoherence of the moral "ought", an analysis of a paper by Elizabeth Anscombe entitled, 'Modern Moral Philosophy.'

The Incoherence of the Moral 'Ought,' a journal article by Duncan Richter, is an analysis of a paper by Elizabeth Anscombe ... ournal article by Duncan Richter, is an analysis of a paper by Elizabeth Anscombe entitled, 'Modern Moral Philosophy.' In this analysis, Mr. Richter is only concerned about Anscombe's second thesis, w ... . Richter is only concerned about Anscombe's second thesis, which states as follows:The concepts of moral obligation and moral duty (what is morally right and morally wrong, and the moral sense of 'ou ...

(3 pages) 73 0 3.7 Nov/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Racism in Canada as a Social Problem

t was ok to deny the access of certain facilities to blacks. This was even considered a white man's moral duty. (Paul Lotus, 2000) Some might think that racism is a thing of the past, yet every day in ... f they swear or dress in second-hand clothes, people will often attribute these choices to the 'bad morals', 'the poverty' or 'the illiteracy' of their race. On the other hand, if they do well in a ch ...

(17 pages) 249 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

This essay is about the PROS and CONS of Stem Cell Research.

in order to extract their stem cells for medical research?The word ethics is a theory or system of moral values; the discipline dealing with what is good or bad and with moral duty and obligation. We ... he discipline dealing with what is good or bad and with moral duty and obligation. We find that the moral and ethical standings are tested when scientist and theologist go head to head in the debate o ...

(3 pages) 181 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Veganism

s or on farms would have to find another way to make a living wouldn't they? Do you think we have a moral duty to take animals' interests into account when we decide how to act toward them? Or do we j ... have been obvious benefits to animal testing, these faults have been combined with the ethical and moral arguments to bolster the counter argument. The most recent developments have been the widespre ...

(10 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Justifications of Imperialism: A Look at texts by Rudyard Kipling, Cecil Rhodes, Karl Pearson, Joseph Chamberlain, and Friedrich Fabri. Are there arguments rational or irrational?

It is sometimes eerie to think that imperialism was not only glorified, but seen as a moral duty by European imperialists of the 19th century. Today, it would be highly unlikely to assum ... oseph Chamberlain, and Friedrich Fabri all acknowledged the idea of imperialism and gave different 'moral justifications' as to why it should continue.Poet Rudyard Kipling glorified imperialism in his ... nt or naive. The title itself represents Kipling's view of the situation. The burden represents the moral obligation to rule over the other nations whether they are willing or not and whether they app ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Immorality Of A Collective Conscience

The Immorality of a Collective Conscience Joan Didion, in her essay titled, "On Morality," b ... ravely confronts the issue her title implies, but more specifically she explains how the concept of morality exists and is applied in the Western United States. The author contends that essentially, b ... ut error, know what is "right" and what is "wrong." She also suggests that individual's moralities cannot and should not be imposed on other individuals. Didion insists the issue of collec ...

(2 pages) 892 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Does Society Have An Obligation To Those Who Need It

rm of money or necessities for those who need it. Obligation means duty or responsibility. It binds morally. The question then turns to be does Society have a moral duty to help the needy? Lets first ... hat I earn through my own hard work is mine and no one has the right to take it away from me. It is morally wrong to take something from me unless I choose to give by free will. Everybody has the same ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Endangered Species

polluting the rivers even deliberated over-harvest and so on. Therefore, in this respect, we have a moral duty to save endangered species.Furthermore, saving endangered species is a kind of self-prese ... , the issue of endangered-species protection is a complex one, requiring subjective judgments about moral duty and the comparative value of various life forms. Thus, We are not only preserving the spe ...

(2 pages) 26 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Organizational Behavior Trends Paper

stress.What is ethics? One definition is, the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation; a set of moral principles or values. (Webster, M. 2003 Merriam Webster di ... citizen gives more than they take. The above pillars define what is necessary in making ethical and moral decisions and helps keep our own values and morals out of the decision making process.While ne ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.7 Dec/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Early America

ct they they cannot live in contact with a civilized community and prosper.... No one can doubt the moral duty of the Government of the United States to protect and if possible to preserve and perpetu ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Veterans people to remember

eople to Remember This Veterans Day pays tribute to those who did their duty as patriots. It is our moral duty to make them feel appreciated on Veterans Day. A small thing to ask in exchange for extra ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Victims of divorce

risk of entering into a marriage. At the beginning of this century, getting divorced was a rare, immoral event and a social disgrace. Nowadays, ending a marriage is just a personal choice for most pe ... comes into the world. Since the parents have all the power in this transaction, they also have the moral duty of making sure the contract is fair to the child" (Little 1).The process of divorce and s ...

(7 pages) 75 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Corruption

tion is behavior that harms the public interest or betrays the public trust that politicians have a moral duty to uphold?. When an individual considers corruption it is important to understand that co ... ympics has gone from a festival of amateur sport to the promotion of a show-business spectacle. The moral value of amateur sport is based on the intrinsic value of healthy competition, while the curre ...

(12 pages) 123 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Kantian Morality

Kantian Morality Kant's theory of morality seems to function as the most feasible in determining one's duty ... one's duty in a moral situation. The basis for his theory is perhaps the most noble of any-- acting morally because doing so is morally right. His ideas, no matter how occasionally vague or overly rig ... e these exceptions, the process Kant describes of converting maxims to universal laws to test their moral permissibility serves, in general, as a useful guide to and system of ethics and morality.The ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.0 Feb/2008

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

“Hamlet sees Gertrude give way to Claudius, [and] Ophelia gives

helia's virginity as a 'Chaste Treasure' and he describes desire as dangerous. Ophelia has almost a moral duty as a woman not to give in to Hamlet's advances. The position of women on the play is furt ...

(2 pages) 2169 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The ¡§Brush with AIDS¡¨ case discusses the situation involving Halsey¡¦s

rotagonist (Amy) in this case has to face an ethical dilemma which forces her to choose between her moral duty to protect the customers¡¦ needs from the spreading of the deadly AIDS disea ...

(5 pages) 837 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Drug Testing         My first topic paper is drug testing. Drug

g testing is used in all fields of work, from a fast food employee to a professional athlete. Is it morally right for companies to give their employees random drug tests? I think so.This could be cons ... gs in the past year. One way to get that down is random drug testing. I think that employers have a moral right to a fair day?s work in exchange for a fair day?s pay. They also have a right to inquire ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Drug Testing         My first topic paper is drug testing. Drug

g testing is used in all fields of work, from a fast food employee to a professional athlete. Is it morally right for companies to give their employees random drug tests? I think so.This could be cons ... gs in the past year. One way to get that down is random drug testing. I think that employers have a moral right to a fair day?s work in exchange for a fair day?s pay. They also have a right to inquire ...

(4 pages) 642 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues