Moral Imagination and Adorno: Before and After Auschwitz
... other piece to the puzzle fell into place.
Adorno’s work provides a solid framework within which moral imagination fits.
His critique of reason offers a good place to suggest the benefits of moral imagination.
His critiques of society, in particular the way, in which he blends psychoanalysis, and
The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Truth about Morality
... it? Presumably not. If, somehow, the whole community were to decide that
torturing cats is okay, this activity would, by the lights of most people, still be
wrong. In answering these questions in the negative, one expresses an implicit
theory concerning the metaphysics of morals. Moral claims, some ...
Moral Beauty as An Overriding Imperative in
... The Master said, Those with whom one can be together all the day long, but who
never speak of what is right, or who love to carry out little acts of kindness: They are
Enhancing Moral Conformity and Enhancing Moral Worth
... However, it does manipulate emotions directly, where
directness is understood, as by Harris and his interlocutors, as implying that, once the intervention is set in
motion, it requires no further engagement of deliberative faculties.15 This suggests that it would fall within
the scope of Harris’ con ...
... blame must, of course, be mediated by a more specific theory of moral
character and the appropriateness of blame, which I shall not offer here.
Furthermore, I do not want to state the connection between these concepts
too strongly. It is likely that any connection between virtuous decisionmaking,
Kant`s Puzzling Ethics of Maxims
... ultimately form a hierarchy in his late work on religion. For example, he mentions
"the ground of all specific maxims that are morally evil, which is itself a maxim"
(VI:20). In terms of the hierarchy of maxims, most of us unfortunately seem to get
the most fundamental maxim wrong and put self-regar ...
Moral Rationalism and Rational Amoralism
... experience prepared them to see things in the way morality requires.
Aristotle might be an example. Still other apparently rational individuals
remain unmoved by what they believe right. If this means they are not
moved by what they believe is most reasonable to do, the lack of motivation would appe ...
On Three Defenses of Sentimentalism
... 8, para. 7). Thus, Hume claims the existence of “the common principles of
human nature” (T 220.127.116.11; cf. EPM 9.64).
According to Hume, our moral sentiments rest on this unchangeable
human nature. He says, “the sentiments of morality…are so rooted in our
constitution and temper, that without entirely ...
1 Are Empathy and Morality Linked? Insights from Moral Psychology
... conclusion that morality requires both emotional and rational components, scholars who
argued that emotion and rationality mutually exclude each other in moral judgments ran into
the logical impossibility of maintaining at the same time that moral knowledge exists and that
morality is of a solely em ...
Rightness and Responsibility
... moral skeptic seems a coherent one, insofar as we can imagine a person who is
competent at moral discourse but who questions its significance for his or her
own practical reflection. Indeed, we can imagine this happening in our own
case, envisaging a trajectory that takes as its starting point our p ...
Is There Moral High Ground?
... positions is considered “three dimensional” by which we may
understand that some moral positions have the “high ground”
over others. Thus, we might stand off from an engaged normative dispute and ask, from a God’s-eye point of view, whether
the positions of the disputants vary in terms of their corr ...
Utility, ethics and behavior
... (1947). This perspective assumes that people make decisions considering the implicit risk
of each alternative and that, when facing an economic decision, people compare the risky
option with an equivalent scenario under conditions of certainty.
The conception of utility has evolved from qualitative ...
Chapter 2—Normative Theories of Ethics MULTIPLE CHOICE 1
... b. we can predict with certainty the future consequences of our actions.
c. an action that leads to unhappiness is morally right if any other action that you could have
performed instead would have brought about even more unhappiness.
d. an action can't be right if the people who are made happy by i ...
... Act only from moral rules that you can at the
same time will to be universal moral laws.
EX: Make promises to break them?!! If
universalized, there is no mean for making
Consequentialism and our special relationship to self
... in these relationships. The agent-relativity is of course what renders these obligations ‘special.’
Our special relationship to our selves grounds options instead of obligations because,
though this relationship is rooted in agent-relative reasons, those reasons are fundamentally
subjective, rooted ...
HUMAN_CLONING - HLWW Public Schools
... However, these definitions of a clone don’t really address the current debate about cloning. A sheep
named Dolly was the very first clone of an adult mammal. Dolly was news because for the first time a
clone was created from differentiated cells — that is, cells that were not embryonic. Since Dolly, ...
Don`t Let it Happen Again: A Kantian Account of
... We may at first be tempted to think that Kant thinks of forgiveness as a duty of virtue (as
opposed to a duty of right) because it cannot be coerced. Forgiveness doesn’t appear to be the
kind of thing that can be wrung from us with the threat of punishment or hope of reward. But, if
what I have arg ...
Universally Preferable Behaviour
... These extreme relativists reserve their most vitriolic attacks for anyone who claims any form of
certainty. This postmodern generation has outgrown the cultural bigotries of their collective histories,
but now view all truth as mere prejudicial assertion. Like wide-eyed children who have been scarre ...
two-column Word document - Unitarian Universalist Association
... positions that they hold dear. They explore new
perspectives, identify areas for further questions and
exploration, and perhaps more fully embrace ethical
positions they reach through careful discernment. This
program will deepen and expand participants'
knowledge and skills for a process of ethical ...
Thesis edit2 - University of Tilburg
... Not everything that guides one’s behavior beyond the requirements of the law needs to be of
moral nature. An employee at a big accountancy agency in the U.S. is not legally obliged to wear a
suit to work, yet arriving one morning in pajamas will definitely render some disturbed looks.
Recurrent occu ...
WHAT WE CHOOSE: ETHICS FOR UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS A
... Participants examine how they have arrived at ethical positions that they hold dear.
They explore new perspectives, identify areas for further questions and exploration, and
perhaps more fully embrace ethical positions they reach through careful discernment.
This program will deepen and expand parti ...
A Plea for Moral Deference
... I need not insist on this point, however, because the objection is also confused;
and its confusion alone is adequate for my purposes. To see this, let us stipulate that
every normal adult human being is equally capable (in principle) of working out the
requirements of morality. Moral truths are the ...
... Happiness results from living a life of virtue
Intellectual virtue: developed through education
Moral virtue: developed by repeating appropriate acts
Deriving pleasure from a virtuous act is a sign that
the virtue has been acquired
Some virtues: Benevolence, courage, fairness,
generosity, ho ...
Ethics in religion
Ethics involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. A central aspect of ethics is ""the good life"", the life worth living or life that is simply satisfying, which is held by many philosophers to be more important than traditional moral conduct.Most religions have an ethical component, often derived from purported supernatural revelation or guidance. Some assert that religion is necessary to live ethically. Blackburn states that, there are those who ""would say that we can only flourish under the umbrella of a strong social order, cemented by common adherence to a particular religious tradition"".