Category: Ethics & Morality

Educating for Virtue

Educating for Virtue

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In the Riefenstahl case you’re right, the content isn’t something you can just set to one side. Pyrrho, the founding figure of Pyrrhonian Skepticism, taught that one cannot rationally decide between what is good and what is bad although, generally speaking, self-interest is the primary motive of human behaviour, and he was disinclined to rely upon sincerity, virtue or Altruism as motivations. Philosophy 3505 required. (3H,3C) This course is designed primarily for students of biology or philosophy students with a strong interest in biology.
How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics

How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics

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Educational Philosophies The Pros and Cons 12/3/2013 The five main philosophies of education are... This appalling blunder is comparable only to assigning the leper exclusive franchise to run beauty clinics in the society; this can only lead to cycles upon cycles of common infection syndrome.” “Why is your HOW message today more timely than ever? Hanson also points out that language or notation used to express what we know can affect the observations and overall study.
Living The Good Life in a Modern World

Living The Good Life in a Modern World

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What is right for one village may not be right for another. Normative ethicists who follow the second approach are often called deontological ethicists. Such discussions foster empathy, higher levels of moral reasoning, and altruism (Berkowitz & Grych, 1998; Wyckoff, 2000). He may not address sophisticated versions of compatibilism, or Aristotole, or modern reductionist philosophy of mind. Beware of transgressing the other person's morals, as this is particularly how they will judge you.
The works of Aristotle Volume 10

The works of Aristotle Volume 10

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Since tolerance was the key element of the attraction of relativism then this is potentially fatal to the idea. What I want to point out here is what good ethics courses would be like, and why it is important to have them. A recent book by David Callahan (The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead, 2004) presents a volume of research data on the selfish nature of our culture today and people’s willingness to “do wrong” to get ahead.
Animal Welfare and Human Values

Animal Welfare and Human Values

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Reconstructing Babylon: Essays on Women and Technology. 1991. In ethics, all moral standards and frameworks are the equivalent of models. The trick is to think of myself in both ways at once, as sensibly determined but intelligibly free. Fortunately, such promotion does not occur, but to recognize this requires that the secular not be confused with secularism or secular humanism. Normative Ethics (or Prescriptive Ethics) is the branch of ethics concerned with establishing how things should or ought to be, how to value them, which things are good or bad, and which actions are right or wrong.
Love Songs

Love Songs

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It is a necessary feature of consequentialism that it is a shallow philosophy. How might obligations to provide reparations for historical injustices be best understood? I propose a more suitable role for the history of medicine in undergraduate medical education. Tackett takes students into the northeast Philosophy of Sexuality. They were portrayed as him talking with an expert, and informed the reader of morals. Normative ethicists who follow the second approach are often called deontological ethicists.
10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids: 52 Fun & Simple Games &

10-Minute Life Lessons for Kids: 52 Fun & Simple Games &

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But I will ask you to try on the philosopher's hat while you are in this course, just as a mathematics class might require you to learn a new method to approach certain problems even if you already know a different method that seems to work. More importantly in this passage, however, is Kant's casual assumption that self-love is "the feeling whose special office is to impel the improvement of life." When enough people think that something is moral, they will work to have a law that forbids it and punishes those that do it repealed or, in other words, if there is a law that says doing X is wrong and illegal and enough people no longer agree with that then those people will work to change that law.
Introduction to Ethics (2nd Edition)

Introduction to Ethics (2nd Edition)

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In view of how challenging it seems for anyone to articulate the fundamental weirdness of Trump’s proximity to the office of President of the United States, I propose that we resuscitate the interrobang, because our normal orthographic tools clearly are not up to the task. Simple Subjectivism implies that we are infallible (or nearly infallible) when making ethical statements.� After all, we are in a privileged position when it comes to judging how we feel about the issues.� But our views can change, and we sometimes come to the conclusion that we were wrong about an ethical matter.� All such conclusions are wrong, according to Simple Subjectivism.� (Note the similarity between this and some of the objections against Cultural Relativism).
A Theory of Ethics

A Theory of Ethics

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Moral development teachers often say that becoming moral requires enough emotional development to feel guilty when we do wrong, enough social development to accept our responsibility for behaving in agreed upon ways towards our group, and enough cognitive development to be able to place ourselves in another person's shoes. His famous (or infamous) allegory of the cave also describes the potential of human life. "Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge."- Plato The Christian Bible is one of the most venerable tomes of morals in the world.
Life and Its Mysteries

Life and Its Mysteries

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But they do hold that the important thing about a moral code—what picks it out as a moral code—is that it would be put forward by all the relevant agents, not that it would be followed by all of them. There are a number of flaws in this kind of approach, but the two main flaws are the following: (1) equating morality with psychology -- that is, trying to determine what one (or the group) ought to do simply by determining what one (or the group) believes one (or the group collectively) wants to do.