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23 Cards in this Set

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Reflection on the moral meaning of human action, searching for criteria for why an action is right or wrong.
Is oneself, deciding what is morally right or wrong in the here and now situation.
Is a combination of personality traits and habits that, when practiced, genuinely reflect what are a person's values.
Convictions, often held silently, that form the foundation for one's actions.
A good habit, an inner readiness to accomplish moral good.
The end does not justify the means
The principle that teaches that a goal or purpose that seems worth-while does not justify the use of evil means to achieve that goal.
Distributive Justice
That type of justice that assures that the benefits and burdens of a society are shared and distributed fairly.
Common Good
The complex of conditions needed so that every person can achieve a life of dignity, filled with respect and hope.
Being guilty
The experience of being aware that one did something wrong, that goes against what one honestly believes should have been done in the situation.
Treating people in ways that respect their dignity as humans.
Acting with knowledge and sufficient freedom in ways that are destructive to one's positive relationships with others, the earth, one's self and to God.
Social Justice
That type of justice that identifies and calls people to act as individuals and groups in ways that enable one's community or society to treat all people fairly.
The ability to do good in the face of harm or the threat of injury, whether physical or psychological.
Individual Justice
The obligation to treat another individual appropriately because of a shared relationship, established by a family tie, a friendship, a contract or agreement.
Ecological Justice
Concerned with the obligations that human beings have to all the rest of creation.
Ten Commandments
1. "You shall not have other gods besides me."
2. "You shall not take the name of the LORD, your God, in vain."
3. "Remember to keep holy the sabbath day."
4. "Honor your father and mother."
5. "You shall not kill."
6. "You shall not commit adultery."
7. "You shall not steal."
8. "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."
9. "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife."
10. "You shall not covet your neighbor's house."
Feeling guilty
Being dissatisfied with oneself, often accompanied by sadness or a sense of failure, due to a decision one has made.
Wise Judgment
The ability to make decisions according to a well-formed conscience and the willingness to carry out these decisions.
Method for Analyzing a Case
1. What is the Moral Dilemma?
2. What's happening? What are the facts?
3. What are different people's Assumptions?
4. Who are the Stakeholders?
5. What are the realistic Alternatives?
6. What are the Benefits? What are the Burdens?
7. What are the Values at stake?
8. What do you think is the Best Possible Decision?
9. Why is it the best possible decision?
The ability to seek and uphold the truth.
Solidarity with those who suffer.
To be Holy
Being an extrovert; thinking of others.
Humans as well as non-humans have rights.