Articles tagged 'morals & ethics'

Announcing the Moral Knowledge Initiative

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

Day after day we read news stories that underscore the dark impact of the fading of moral knowledge from public view. The 2018 publication of Dallas’s The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge has inspired us to take action toward restoring...

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Being a Christian in a Pluralistic Society

Article (Christianity)

Only a few decades ago, well past the Second World War and into the early Sixties, American culture was almost universally regarded as based upon Christianity. Most leaders, as well as people generally, not only accepted this basis as a...

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Can Wisdom Be Taught?

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

"In the schools of antiquity philosophers aspired to impart wisdom. In modern colleges our humbler aim is to teach subjects." - A. N. Whitehead "The whole value of history, of biography, is to increase my self trust, by demonstrating what...

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Conduct Theory and the Prospects of Moral Philosophy

Article (Philosophy)

ABSTRACT This paper revisits the effort to put moral knowledge on a secular and scientific basis by the analysis of “conduct.”  Starting from the works of Herbert Spencer in the 1870’s, mutating through the works of...

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Ethical Foundations for Leadership

Lecture (Christianity)

It is commonly thought that, at some point, one in a leadership or professional role has to choose between being a good person and being a good leader: that, in some circumstances, at least, one cannot be both.  Also,...

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Ethical Knowledge in the University Before G. E. Moore

Article (Philosophy)

"THE PROBLEM AND THE CHALLENGE: The lack of coherent and observed societal ethics, revealed by business and other scandals, challenges our culture to consider the role of education in responding to the current ethics crisis." John Mearsheimer on the University...

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Happy Graduation from Amoral University: Professor Willard’s Advice to Graduates

Interview (Christianity)

Truth may not be taught, values and morality have nothing to do with intellect, and character development is an extra-curricular activity. Welcome to the philosophy of the modern university, the training ground of tomorrow’s leaders, and America&rsquo...

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Jesus The Logician

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

ABSTRACT: In understanding how discipleship to Jesus Christ works, a major issue is how he automatically presents himself to our minds. It is characteristic of most 20th century Christians that he does not automatically come to mind as one of...

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Liberation Through Sensuality:  Cinematic Moral Vision in an Age of Feeling

Article (Philosophy)

The aim of this paper is to cast light upon the moral vision—the vision of what is good and what is obligatory—that governs many if not most of the motion pictures produced in the United States...

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Moral Rights, Moral Responsibility and the Contemporary Failure of Moral Knowledge

Article (Philosophy)

Human rights are in desperate straits around the world. They are widely proclaimed, but brutally violated on a mind-numbing scale. The basic outlook which I wish to represent in this talk is that moral rights depend, for their effective implementation,...

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No Pluralism In Moral Matters

Article (Philosophy)

Pluralism urges us to regard alternative ways of being and acting as equally acceptable. But Does the idea of pluralism make any sense as applied to morality? Or does pluralism become an issue only so far as morality is not...

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Phenomenological Tendencies in British Moral Theory

Article (Philosophy)

There is an inherent phenomenological tendency in British moral theory, especially from JOHN LOCKE <1632-1704> onward. The purpose of his Essay<1690> was, he said, to consider the discerning faculties of a man, as they are employed...

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Preface: The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge

Foreword/Intro/Afterword (Philosophy)

Human life has an inescapable moral dimension. That is, it essentially involves choices with reference to what is good and evil, right and wrong, duty and failure to do what ought to be done. Any human community, whatever its scope,...

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University’s Responsibility for Moral Guidance, The

Article (Christianity)

In his "President’s Report" for 1986-1989, Derek Bok, then President of Harvard University, made reference to some current, well-known moral failures in financial circles and in the political life of the nation. He wondered what universities might do...

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Utilitarianism and Phenomenology

Article (Philosophy)

Utilitarianism is a general tendency within ethical theory that may or may not incorporate a significant phenomenological element, depending on how its basic ideas are developed. At its center is the view that moral distinctions are to be defined in...

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