• Kohlberg's Stages Of Moral Development
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    Lawrence Kohlberg laid the groundwork for the current debate within psychology on moral development. He proposed that children form ways of thinking through their experiences which include understandings of moral concepts such as justice, rights, equality and human welfare. Kohlberg followed the development of moral judgment beyond the ages. He determined that the process of attaining moral maturity took longer and was more gradual than other studies have shown. Kohlberg identified six stages o...
  • Moral Standards Shanahan And Wang
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    ARE MORAL STANDARDS RELATIVE Ethics are moral principles or values that specify acceptable conduct, and determine how an institution will be governed. According to Shanahan and Wang, in their book Reason and Insight, the subject of ethics is morality, which is concerned with the practices, judgments, principles, and beliefs that guide peoples actions. It attempts to address the issue of how we ought to live. Many people have different values that guide their lives, but some of these values are b...
  • Moral Position Egoism Dworkin One
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    . What is a moral position according to Mr. Dworkin Dworkin's moral position is reasons, foundation theory and self-evident. Moral position has to give good (articulate) reasons for moral position to be valid. Things like prejudices and emotions are not justifiable characteristics for a moral position. In Dworkin's essay The Concept of a Moral Position, he elaborates on what a moral position really is, and what it isn't. Dworkin states that moral position cannot be based on prejudice or emotion...
  • On Aids And Moral Duty Discrimination Goes On
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    The two essays I read were On Aids and Moral Duty by Willard Gaylin and Discrimination Goes On by Robert H. Cohen. On Aids and Moral Duty says that HIV positive individuals have a moral responsibility to let others know they are HIV positive to protect innocent people from unknowingly contracting the virus. Discrimination Goes On states that the discrimination of people infected with HIV is very real and it would be ignorant to force them to let everyone know of their condition. It could even b...
  • Romance In The House Of Seven
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    The House of Seven Gables: What are the effects of Romance used in the novel-as defined by Hawthorne in his Preface-on the moral of the story In The House of Seven Gables Hawthorne uses Romantic elements to make the moral of the story more believable. The romantic elements of the novel add suspicion to the truth of the moral. In The House of Seven Gables the moral stated in the preface is: that the wrong-doing of one generation lives into the successive ones, and, divesting itself of every tempo...
  • Super Ego Moral Wrong Stage
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    What does it mean to be moral Our morality is used every day in every situation and decision we make. Morality is very much a part of who you are. To be a person who is moral you know what is right and wrong on your own. To be moral is to be able to tell the right from wrong. There is no universal right and wrong because everyone develops their own ego. According to Freud we have three different components: The Id, the Super ego, and the Ego. Your id is the animal in you it s your instinctual d...
  • Moral Differences Majority Culture Belief
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    How to deal with moral differences. (4 ways) The first way is to believe there are no morally right or wrong viewpoints. The moral issue is just a cultural game and neither your opinions or mine matters. Therefore there is no right or wrong. This view is called moral nihilism. Related to this idea is moral skepticism, which holds that we cant know any moral truths, and moral subjectivism, which holds that moral views are merely inner states in a person and that they cant be compared to the inne...
  • Ethics Workplaces Helps Ensure That When Leaders
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    What are Business Ethics? To simply put it, business ethics involves learning what is right and wrong, and then doing the right thing. Philosophers have been discussing ethics for at least 2500 years, since the time of Socrates and Plato. Many ethicist's consider emerging ethical beliefs to be 'state of the art' legal matters. Values, which guide how we ought to behave, are considered moral values, e. g. , values such as respect, honesty, fairness, responsibility, etc. Statements around how the...
  • Consequential Ist Act Moral Consequence
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    Kant/Mill The basic differences between de ontological moral theories and consequential ist moral theories are right in the names. The consequential ist moral theory states that the worth of a moral act is based on the consequence of that act. Deontology broken from its greek roots means ethical theory by obligation. Say you are at a restaurant and a women begins to choke on her dinner and lets assume that you are the only one there that knows CPR. The de ontologist believe that it is your mora...
  • Natural Inclinations Moral Virtue Kant
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    ABSTRACT: In what follows I examine the following question: does it make a difference in moral psychology whether one adopts Aristotle's ordinary or Kant's revisionist definition of virtue as habit? Points of commensurability and critical comparison are provided by Kant's attempt to refute Aristotle's definition of virtue as a mean and by the moral problems of ignorance (I don't know what I ought to do) and weakness (I don't do what I know I ought to do). These two problems are essential topics ...
  • Ethics Moral Wrong Kant
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    According to deontology, certain acts are right or wrong in themselves. Deontologists tend to concentrate on those acts that are wrong. So, according to such as Kant or Ross, promise breaking is wrong independently of its consequences. In everyday life, morality seems less a matter of producing some good consequences or even complying with certain rules and more a matter of being a certain sort of person. A person with character marked by moral dispositions, such as kindness, sensitivity to the...
  • Case Study Moral Agent
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    Philosophy 324 Case 9 Is a good lawyer just considered good if they keep their confidences with their clients and win their cases? Or is their more to a good lawyer? I think there should be much more. Lawyers should be obligated to doing the morally right action even if it means losing the case. This is what the moral agent concept suggests. Considering this concept, we may no longer believe that a good lawyer is simply an effective legal advocate. Rather, a good attorney should be effective mor...
  • Capital Punishment Death Moral Implications
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    Capital Punishment Thesis/OutlineNovember 13, 2001 The controversial issue of capital punishment has intense moral implications to all those involved. Although it is a necessary and important penalty in modern day society, it should be regulated as such. Capital Punishment is moral when it comes to disciplining an individual for monstrous crimes. I. Introduction to capital punishment. A. Define capital punishment B. Discuss the moral implications of capital punishment. II. Discuss the History o...
  • Moral Judgements Judgments Statement Preferences
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    'Moral judgments are nothing more than expressions of personal preference. While there is some point to arguing about questions of fact, moral arguments are a waste of time. The only thing at issue is what people like or don't like'. I have probably read this statement about a million times and still do not have any qualms against it. Moral judgments are typically based on your upbringing, your likes, your religion (or non-religion), and numerous other aspects that make up your personality. Tho...
  • Moral Universalism One World Universal
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    Moral Universalism should be a worldview. I believe that it would be better for the human race to live in a world where moral universalism is the accepted worldview. I believe this because moral universalism almost offers the world a moral view that has no conflicts, no differences and has no bias. It will become clear why I think that moral universalism is the moral way of thinking throughout this essay. A valid explanation of what moral universalism is and how it can positively affect whole co...
  • Passion And Moral Judgement
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    Passion as the Criterion for Moral Judgment Ethics is the study of human conduct or in other words the study of moral behavior. All humans use ethics in their daily actions and decisions, but not many have the opportunity to probe into the core of ethics. When Socrates said in 399 B. C. , "The unexplained life is not worth living" he was encouraging man to examine his way of life and ways of moral decision making. Ethics not only aims to discover the rules that should govern a moral life, but th...
  • Kohlberg's Theory Orientation Motivation
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    LAWRENCE KOHLBERG S THE PHILOSOPHY OF MORAL DEVELOPMENT Born: 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Raised in Bronxville, New York) Died: January 19, 1987 he committed suicide by drowning himself in The Boston Harbor. Family Life: Born to a wealthy family. Married & divorced - Had two sons. Education: Attended Phillips Academy, then The University of Chicago (Because he scored so high on his admissions test, he quizzed out of many courses and received his bachelors degree in one year). He also attende...
  • Moral Sense Satan Theodor Man
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    In the Mark Twain story The Mysterious Stranger, Satan teaches Theodor that the Moral Sense that humans possess is more of an impairment than a gift. The first time Satan degrades Mans Moral Sense is when he use the term to explain the difference between himself and Man (66). Theodor, who only had a dim idea of what the Moral Sense was is upset at the way Satan speaks of it. Satan shows Theodor several examples of the cruel things Man does that no other animal on earth would do. Satan says that ...
  • Pokemon Vs Aesop's Fables
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    At a young age, a child learns both most of his knowledge about life. Also at this young age the child's brain begins to be shaped, whether it's by TV, radio, books, or personal events. Most parents would prefer for their children to receive good moral lessons from the events the child experiences. TV, in particular, is a source that can give off good and bad moral lessons. Cartoons consist of moral lessons, whether good or bad, that can affect a child's brain. Pokemon, in particular, is a carto...
  • Moral Development Adolescence Social Major
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    Adolescence And Moral Development Adolescence And Moral Development Essay, Research Paper Adolescence and Moral Development Two major reasons exist for studying moral development and during adolescence. First, cognitive changes that occur during adolescence are related to moral develpment. formal operational thinking allows the adolescent to interpret the social environment in new and different ways. Second, because adolescents are capable of devising anew and idealistic social orders to which a...