Moral Philosophy

Moral Philosophy 9 – 24 – 00 I. Sam was in trouble when the stock market slide turned into a steep slope. He not only lost most of his millions; he was also exposed as having been engaged in financial practices, which were shady and even dishonest. One evening he was found in his office, […]

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1. Introduction In this paper I wish to consider the following related questions: (i) Can a system of morality be justified?; (ii) Why should one act morally?; (iii) How can others be persuaded to act morally? Clearly none of these questions is new, and moral philosophers have proposed a variety of responses to them over […]

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Richard Cory: The Moral

In a society generally shaped by its commercialism, many people will fall into the unfortunate trap of trying to exceed someone elses standards. The catalyst for this maddening condition exists all around us: in car commercials, on bumper stickers (He who dies with the most toys wins!), in stores peddling expensive passing fashions, and on […]

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The Moral Panic Model

A moral panic refers to a public panic or fear triggered by alarming media over an issue that is believed to be a threat to the sensibilities and peaceful coexistence in the society. Reactive laws and public policies reinforce a moral panic. The moral panic model originated from the above and has had an enormous […]

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Seneca’s Moral Epistles

Seneca brings out different ideas in his 124 letters found in his book, ‘Moral Epistles’. The discussion is mainly focused on some selected four letters to his friend Lucilius. Through his letters, Seneca communicates ideas like, time saving, value of a man and the acquisition of relative fame. The first letter of Seneca to his […]

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Pressing Moral Issues in Society Today

The most pressing issue in the present society is the negative impact the technology has had on society and morals as a whole. It is notable to say that life has changed by a massive margin over the past 2 decades that have seen a leap in the level of technology. People have often looked […]

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Moral Development Paper

Moral development constitutes a psychological adaptation theory on moral reasoning based on ethical behavior. One of the theories used to explain moral development was by Lawrence Kohlberg (1981), a psychologist who developed the theory from Jean Piaget. Piaget outlined a two-stage moral development process, and Kohlberg had six stages with three levels. He claimed that […]

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Kant’s Moral Theory of Deontology

Introduction Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher whose theory is considered the basis of deontological ethics for a number of reasons. The term deontology originates from the Greek word deon (duty, obligation)and suffix logia. It is the normative ethical position that usually judges the morality of personal deeds and decisions based on the adherence […]

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Three Phases of Moral Reasoning

Introduction Kohlberg’s theory of moral reasoning is a theory outlined to explain people’s reasoning at various ages. Kohlberg’s theory of morality has six stages that are separated into three phases. The three phases of moral reasoning under Kohlberg’s theory include preconventional morality, conventional morality, and postconventional morality. The first phase has two stages, which include […]

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What Part of Nature Gets Included in the Moral Community

There is no question about, Planet Earth is in such a bad shape and the environmental problem is a great cause for alarm. As a result there are a multitude of “green peace” type crusaders and environmental activist that are coming out to denounce the irresponsible practice of non-sustainable practices and the desire consume manufactured […]

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