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AN EMPIRICAL APPROACH TO MORALITY

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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The Great Gatsby: Morality and Gatsby

Morality is a very controversial issue. That is one of the reasons what people are interested in reading about it. Morality can lead to many questions essentially it can lead to the question between right and wrong. In The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway is faced with a constant struggle between right and wrong. Truth is […]

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Morality Demonstrated by Edgar and Cordelia in “King Lear”

There are various moments in the play, which demonstrate the morality of Edgar. He portrays a great sense of moral kindness when he assists his blind father despite all the tribulations he had caused him. Edgar’s father, Gloucester, had disowned him following falsehoods perpetrated by Edmund. Instead of his father making an effort to confirm […]

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Morality

The passage presents an incident where men go back to their colleague ten years since the Trojan War. A snake at the shores of Lemnos bit Philoctetes. Philoctetes immobility forced his colleague Odysseus to abandon him at the Desert of Lemnos Island. For ten years, Philoctetes had lived with agony and unbearable smell of the […]

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Love, life and the Principles of Morality

The story of Charles Chestnut’s The Sheriff’s Children is about the relationship between the Sheriff, the father, and his illegitimate son Tom. The plot is set in Branson County, which is a rural community, with a predominantly white population. The Sheriff is an educated man, he served in the Confederate Army and came from a […]

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Philosophy and Morality

Knowledge is the most regarded branch of philosophy that many scholars take much interest in more than any other. There are different philosophical theories such as the correspondence, pragmatic and coherent theory that try to explain the actual meaning of knowledge. According to Plato, knowledge is the true and justified forms of belief. Socrates, a […]

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Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality

Introduction Friedrich Nietzsche was a renowned German philosopher who lived in the late 19th century. His extensive studies, arguments and counterarguments on morality and ethics are a source of inspiration and the subject of extensive studies. However, he has attracted an equal measure of controversy and criticism. He was born in the city of Leipzig […]

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Master Morality

Master morality: this was defined as the morality of the sturdy willed by Nietzsche. He disapproves the analysis, which he spots with current British principles, which fine is the whole lot that is useful; what is awful is that which is detrimental. He disputes that this view has forgotten the beginning of the ideals, and […]

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The Two-Part Morality of Machiavellian Politics

Machiavelli’s, The Prince, is spellbinding because through it he appears to convert ordinary life from a moral battle that is mired in guilt and controlled by a higher power, into an ordinary (albeit well structured) game. In our assigned textbook, Isaiah Berlin, when interpreting Machiavelli (Adams 206-235), pushes for a higher purpose on this game: […]

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A Response to Famine, Affluence, and Morality

Famine purposes a great problem to humanity. Singer explains how famine in east Bengal took a swing at humanity. (Singer, 1972 at p. 1)1 He argues that the reaction of people in relatively affluent countries is unjustified to situations similar to like that in Bengal. The moral eye needs to be tampered with in light […]

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