Awakening Warrior: Revolution in the Ethics of Warfare (Suny

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Moreover, the line between what is part of a definition, in the sense at issue, and what is part of a moral theory, is not entirely sharp. Historically, Western medical ethics may be traced to guidelines on the duty of physicians in antiquity, such as the Hippocratic Oath (at its simplest, "to practice and prescribe to the best of my ability for the good of my patients, and to try to avoid harming them"), and early rabbinic, Muslim and Christian teachings.
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Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior: Book and Card Set

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Reputation and social censure Some people care about doing the right thing. Luce Professor in Human Dimensions of Global Change at Carleton College, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he was the only faculty member to have won both the Dean's award for research in the social sciences and the Chancellor's award for research in the humanities. Many violations of moral rules are such that no rational person would be willing for all moral agents to know that violating the moral rule in these circumstances is morally allowed.
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I'm Just Starting: A Reluctant Criminal's High Road to

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Chem warfare ironically stopped by the new cartoon villain Putin and now threatening. Is there a reason to be honest that will actually stop us from lying? These are optional, and are for your independent study. As with Plato, Aristotle also believes that leading a virtuous life will lead to happiness. May be taken for credit six times with changed content. But those who thought that the abolition of religious superstition would lead all by itself to justice and happiness were in for a shock in the 20th century, when secular ideologies, like Fascism and Communism, killed far more people than can be attributed to previous religious atrocities -- even to all of them put together.
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Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions (with InfoTrac)

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It is important that all healthcare professionals value and support their peers who have the courage to stand up and speak out against unethical behavior even when others are silent or differ in opinion. But this difficulty, Aristotle held, need not be fatal to the achievement of virtue. However, “natural law” theories of morality claim that any rational person in any society, even one that has a defective morality, can know the general kinds of actions that morality prohibits, requires, discourages, encourages, and allows.
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A System of Moral Science: Rev. With the Co-Operation of

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An act is bad if it results in a bad situation. If morality is the answer to the question 'how ought we to live' at the individual level, politics can be seen as addressing the same question at the social level, though the political sphere raises additional problems and challenges. [32] It is therefore unsurprising that evidence has been found of a relationship between attitudes in morality and politics. Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Ambala City. “We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.
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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

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Korsgaard (1996) offers self-preservation as an example of an end in a negative sense: We do not try to produce our self-preservation. Our purpose is not to make a living but a life--a worthy, well-rounded, useful life. Is it immoral for a person to write lies on his/her resume? Recognize that, if morality was purely derived from religion, a lot of the following events would likely not take place: Christianity-sanctioned slavery and treatment of blacks as "sub-human" in America.
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Morality and the Bomb: An Ethical and Strategic Assessment

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Analysis 26: 83-102; reprinted in James Rachels, ed., Moral Problems: a Collection of Philosophical Essays. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 8 (2):1-19. The subjective relativist might eschew that kind of talk and say simply that slavery is the way we do things in this society, and he/she personally approves and has very strong positive feelings about it. Non-cognitivists say that descriptive moral statements do not describe real moral characteristics because morality does not exist.
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Medicine and Moral Reasoning

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Darwall, Stephen, Allan Gibbard and Peter Railton. 1992. �Toward Fin de Siècle Ethics: Some Trends'. C.), must be considered the real founder of systematic ethics. However, any conception of practical wisdom robust enough to resolve such conflicts cannot plausibly be considered a skill. Morality cannot be independent of religion, since it is not only a consequence of religion - that is, of the relationship a person has to the world - but it is also included in religion by implication.
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Killer Technologies (Themes for the 21st Century)

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Other such shared values include (among many others) loyalty, justice, and promise- keeping. Nigel: Are you saying then that a public institution like Tate Britain where we are now, should give space on its wall for racist works, for homophobic works, for pornographic works, surely there’s an argument for public institutions censoring what they display. Then, as now, a political commitment to a free society, and a free economy, does not imply simply accepting the existing institutional arrangements of our society without scrutiny.
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Desert and Justice (Mind Association Occasional Series)

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By “substantial form” he means a principle that organizes matter into a discrete substance equipped with certain powers or “potentialities.” On this view, a thing’s substantial form constitutes the nature a thing has; it is the metaphysical aspect in virtue of which a substance is the kind of thing it is and has the species-defining powers it has (ST Ia 76.1; Cf. Further, he thought that there is no real possibility of moral perfection in this life and indeed few of us fully deserve the happiness we are lucky enough to enjoy.
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