Moral Imagination and Adorno: Before and After Auschwitz
... moral imagination, merging contemporary accounts and focusing primarily on
imagination’s role in moral deliberation and perception. From there, my objective is to
unite the theory with Adorno’s, revealing how the two are mutually beneficial, as well as
compatible. The ultimate aim of the project is ...
WHAT WE CHOOSE: ETHICS FOR UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS A
... that best reflects our beliefs and values and then acting or choosing accordingly. As
inheritors of a faith tradition that honors a wide variety of sources of religious
understanding and authority, our big questions are: How do we discern the moral
course of action in a particular circumstance? To w ...
two-column Word document - Unitarian Universalist Association
... acting or choosing accordingly. As inheritors of a faith
tradition that honors a wide variety of sources of
religious understanding and authority, our big questions
are: How do we discern the moral course of action in a
particular circumstance? To what source(s) of authority
do we turn for help—pers ...
Beyond Evaluation Standards?
... are again clearly contextual. In some cases, the definition processes of evaluation values lead directly to the definition of operational rules. This is however not as unproblematic as it first may seem. Ethical standards reflect a world where formal demands
presumed by principles are carried out. T ...
Normativity and Epistemic Intuitions
This is actually a pretty preposterous
remark insofar as it is meant to be
interpreted causally. SES and skin color
turn out to be correlated with different
epistemic intuitions on their results, but they
aren’t studies that suggest a causal model.
Intuitively, one would tend to suspect that
Unit 1: Introduction to Ethics
... This unit provides an introduction to the study of ethics and a brief overview of some
of the main branches of philosophical thought about ethics. As well as introducing the
central ideas that relate to environmental and development ethics and how these two
areas of ethical study are interrelated, t ...
The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Truth about Morality
... cognitive science, and evolutionary theory to explain why moral realism appears
to be true even though it is not. I then argue, based on the picture of moral
psychology developed herein, that realist moral language and thought promotes
misunderstanding and exacerbates conflict. I consider a number o ...
... virtuous form of moral decisionmaking: One decides to act in ways that, at
least in light of one’s epistemic circumstances, are morally justified. This
reason is indirect in the sense that its importance is derived from the
importance of conforming to one’s objective obligations. However, there is a ...
Don`t Let it Happen Again: A Kantian Account of
... about his moral theory, provide us with the information necessary to construct a Kantian account
of forgiveness. In this paper I sketch such an account and argue that it is distinguished by three
features. First, Kantian forgiveness is best understood as the revision of the actions one takes
Kant`s Puzzling Ethics of Maxims
... are fully responsible for our actions and the principles from which they spring
because they are freely chosen in this sense and can therefore be made to conform
to the commands of reason. (For Kant, Reason and Nature seem to be the only factors that try to determine the will. There is no third one ...
The Moral Point of View in Hume, Kant and Mill Margaret Marie
... distance and time can make to our non-moral reactions. From the general point of view,
it does not matter how close to or far from someone we are. We adopt a point of view
where we ignore the features particular to us, in our particular circumstances.
In general, all sentiments of blame or praise ar ...
English 11: Hamlet`s Delay
... attempts to simultaneously fulfill, rather than sacrifice, these two conflicting concepts of
honour: that of duty and that of morality and conscience. To remain honourable in both
respects essentially entails inaction. In order to be a man of honour, Hamlet has no choice
but to delay.
Chapter 4 The Moral Conscience
... (a) It is ignorance of the moral law that is not the fault of the person acting,
because he has no reasonable way to know the truth.
(b) One who acts with invincible ignorance does not sin if he has taken the
necessary and reasonable steps to learn what he is permitted and
iii) Conscienc ...
An Internalist Dilemma - University of Colorado Boulder
... We saw earlier that strong internalism seems able to explain our linguistic intuitions
as regards moral language and motivation, but that it is too strong since it cannot account
for cases where there connection between moral judgments and motivation is defeated.
Now, it might be suspected that weak ...
Ethical Absolutism and Relativism
... – What is right (or wrong) at one point in the
development of a social system may be wrong
(or right) at another point
– Ethical systems evolve with the requirements of
a social system so people in that system can
behave in ways they judge acceptable
The Value and Criterion Handbook
... think more deeply about a given philosophical issue or how to deploy philosophical insights in a
debate round. Ultimately there is more than one way to debate well, and finding the style that
is most comfortable for you is important to reaching your maximum potential.
Notes on the Text
This book is ...
Preparing for Integrity
... To begin with, consider that integrity is more complicated than the NPBEA standard
allows. One could have professional integrity and/or private integrity (civic integrity? familial
integrity? community integrity?) independently of each other. For example, the corporate
executives described by Robert ...
Frankena, Chapter 4
... actions are determined by an apparent good..no
man can set as the object of his choice something
that seems evil or bad to him.
opponent:The evident fact of incontinence. A
man’s desires or appetites are in conflict with his
reason, precisely in the sense that he desires
something that is bad for hi ...
BENNETT v. HALLIE
... • Bennett would answer the above
question in the negative.
• Bennett suggests sympathy should
be developed as a safeguard
against a badly formed conscience.
The Emptiness of the Moral Law
... annihilate itself, because the result would be that no one would make a de
posit" (KpV 27/27). Hegel replies:
But that there are no deposits - where is the contradiction in this? That there are
no deposits would contradict other necessary determinacies, just as that a deposit is
possible fits toget ...
Moral Rationalism and Rational Amoralism
... a person with full information is not thereby rational; it is less demanding because one can be more or less rational despite lacking information. To be sure rationality requires true beliefs about a substantial
number of things, but few of these are directly and universally specifiable
by their con ...
Moral disengagement is a term from social psychology for the process of convincing the self that ethical standards do not apply to oneself in a particular context, by separating moral reactions from inhumane conduct by disabling the mechanism of self-condemnation. Bureaucratic detachment, for example by government employees entrusted with stewardship of civic duties commonly relate without regard to social niceties (ie. ""Department of Motor Vehicles"") is an example of moral disengagement.Generally, moral standards are adopted to serve as guides and deterrents for conduct. Once internalized control has developed, people regulate their actions by the standards they apply to themselves. They do things that give them self-satisfaction and a sense of self-worth and refrain from behaving in ways that violate their moral standards. Self-sanctions keep conduct in line with these internal standards. However, moral standards only function as fixed internal regulators of conduct when self-regulatory mechanisms have been activated, and there are many psychological processes to prevent this activation. These processes are forms of moral disengagement of which there are four categories: reconstructing immoral conduct, displacing or diffusing responsibility, misrepresenting injurious consequences, and dehumanizing the victim.