The Substance of History of European Morals from Augustus to

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Ethica Thomistica: The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. A categorical imperative “commands a certain line of conduct directly, without assuming or being conditional on any further goal to be reached by that conduct” (G 4:416). Carnival is perhaps the festivity that best deals with this fundamental aspect of human existence. Like other ontical matters, ethics could not be addressed adequately until the ontological question of Dasein's general mode of Being was given priority.

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Future Ethics: Climate Change and Apocalyptic Imagination

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They are like the jerks of a puppet's limbs, controlled by the strings of sensory input and physical constitution. But what interests us more here is to know that the prime foundation of morality laid down by all these principles is nothing but heteronomy of the will, and for this reason they must necessarily miss their aim. But that does not give law authority; not rightful authority anyway. I think the same standards apply to ethics. The individual worthy of respect is active, defining an essence through his or her actions.

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Marius the Epicurean, his sensations and ideas

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If we want to achieve excellence in rock climbing, for instance, it helps to study texts that show us how to improve our technique, but we can't make any significant improvements except by getting on a rock wall and practicing. Ethics (also known as moral philosophy) is the branch of philosophy which addresses questions of morality. People can not be arrested or punished with imprisonment or fines for doing these things. The ordinary (and quite indispensable) terms "should," "needs," "ought," "must"‑-acquired this special sense by being equated in the relevant contexts with "is obliged," or "is bound," or "is required to," in the sense in which one can be obliged or bound by law, or something can be required by law.

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The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics (Oxford Handbooks)

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BUSINESS AND MORALS TABITHA MCCOY AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY ABSTRACT The author will discuss Ethics as it pertains to Business... in today’s world. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: consent of instructor or completion of Philosophy 178. When UK patients are treated abroad, there is a need to research the foreign system extensively, including the legal implications as well as the facilities of the particular clinic where they hope to be treated.

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Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred

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The department hosts BEARS, The Brown Electronic Article Review Service in Moral and Political Philosophy. Therefore, a truth for me is that relativism is false. On this account even wisdom—which otherwise consists more in conduct than in knowledge—yet has need of science, not in order to learn from it, but to secure for its precepts admission and permanence. Furthermore, if someone (normatively) argues that dumping nuclear wastes in the ocean is "inherently unjust," we should neither accept nor reject his claim until we have (metaethically) determined what he means by "inherently unjust" and have examined the structure of his argument and the premises and point of view from which it is argued.

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Normativity and Naturalism (Practical Philosophy)

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And he argued for fixing the rate of interest at a relatively low level (just above the prime market rate) in order to prevent imprudent “prodigals” (sub-prime borrowers) and “projectors” (speculators with crazy South Sea Bubble type schemes) from getting access to credit and thus diverting it from prudent investment and putting the financial system at risk. Moral evaluation of an action presupposes the attribution of responsibility to a human agent.

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The Moral Foundations of Social Institutions: A

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This may mean absolutely nothing to the unrepentant criminal, or to the materialist or Nietszchean. For this reason [2] neither our sensations nor our opinions tell us truths or falsehoods. However, this is an absolute statement, which is supposed to be true. In short, it aims to instill universally-accepted core values which we hold in high regard in order to promote individual quality of life and domestic welfare. Actions may be done that conform to law out of a variety of motivations (see the discussion below ).

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An enquiry concerning human understanding; and Selections

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Now an action done from duty must wholly exclude the influence of inclination, and with it every object of the will, so that nothing remains which can determine the will except objectively the law, and subjectively pure respect for this practical law, and consequently the maxim 2 that I should follow this law even to the thwarting of all my inclinations. My own interest in the analogy between practical wisdom and expert skills was inspired by the work of Daniel Jacobson, Matthew Stichter, and Julia Annas, so I feel particularly excited (and grateful) to be part of the discussion with them.

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The Method Of Teaching And Studying The Belles Lettres...

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While laws exist requiring bystanders to render aid, true "good samaritan" laws are properly designed to protect bystanders from liability if they render aid. Our best thinkers have not even decided the content and structure of values--what the hell is involved? Laws are minimum standards enforced by the government that people follow to stay out of jail, whereas ethical codes are created and enforced by a group of members of a professional organization to police the organization itself.

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Prosecuting War Crimes and Genocide: The Twentieth-Century

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This proposition may be considered the foundation of relativism, which will be discussed in more detail below. The same prosecutor, however, would likely find it reprehensible to fail to tell a friend if her date had a potentially dangerous or suspect history. The Independent, December 3, 2006. � Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? K.: Ashgate Press), pp. 265-299. 2002: “Desires, Motives, and Reasons: Scanlon’s Rationalistic Moral Psychology”, Social Theory and Practice, 28, pp. 243-276.

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