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  • Different Scales To Weigh Moral Dilemmas By Poncie Rutsch

    preference. Decision making is a difficult subject to completely understand, one would have to understand how each individual brain works and processes information. Poncie Rutsch created an article titled "Men and Women Use Different Scales to Weigh Moral Dilemmas", which talked about going back in time and asked what someone would do given the opportunity to kill Hitler before he came to power. Women were more…

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  • Examples Of Moral Relativism Emrys Westacott

    PHI2600 Ethics Research Project Paper Abbie Guile Moral Relativism, Emrys Westacott Morals have many components that play into what is considered right or wrong, and this is where moral relativism comes in. Moral relativism is the standpoint of where the morals are coming from. This gives us more of an explanation to where individual’s morals originate from and help us understand them. An example of this could be someone’s culture, because his or her standpoint is different from someone that…

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  • Moral Development Is Nature Or Nurture Essay

    Is moral development nature or nurture? One of the most broadly debated topics among psychologists and academics is the continuing battle on moral development being nature or nurture. Is moral development, such a fundamental part of society, shaped by our genes or by the environment that surrounds us? To start things of we first must define the two closely related words, morality and ethics. Morality is ones’ judgement on what’s right and wrong, it might vary from culture to culture but is…

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  • Does Reason Influence Moral Judgment

    1: How does reason influence moral judgments? Kohlberg in his studies on judgment and morality describes a dichotomy in the methods used to reach moral judgments, i.e. that there are two approaches: the influence of reason and the influence of emotion, and reiterates the long-held question of which influence generally determines moral judgments. Kohlberg lands on the side of Immanuel Kant and Jean Piaget in agreement that moral judgment comes predominately from reason rather than emotion which…

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  • Moral Judgments In David Hume's Study

    think of themselves as moral human beings. They often directly link their moral judgments to reason alone. However, in the 18th century, Hume made the suggestion that moral judgments could be based on emotions rather than unadulterated reason. In his Moral Philosophy, Hume argues that moral distinctions are not derived from reason, but rather determined by moral emotions: feelings of approval, or disgust felt by spectators who contemplate a moral trait or action (Owen, 1992). Moral judgments…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Moral Perspective

    I never really thought to deeply into my own moral perspective before taking this class. I have always tried to do things that are in the best interest of my family and I. So when we first talked about the different types of moral perspectives I identified myself as a moral subjectivist. Something that is always said where I’m from is “get it how you live”. This simply means do whatever you have to do to survive. Forget consequences, don’t worry about how your actions impact others, and only…

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  • The Rational Interaction And Moral Sensitivity Model

    1. INTRODUCTION The Rational Interaction and Moral Sensitivity model (RIMS), is a model which is used to help in making decisions between issues that may morally contradict each other particularly if the right choice is not so obvious. The aforementioned strategy has increasingly been used as a model strategy particularly when taking into consideration the various interests, conflicting or not, of all parties when solving various moral dilemmas. In the following essay the author shall thus…

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  • Summary Of Jan Narveson's Moral Matters

    Jan Narveson, a contract theorist who teaches philosophy at the university of Waterloo in Canada, writes in his book Moral Matters (1993) (side note: that was the year I was born! :)) Morals, if they are to be rational, must amount to agreements among people—people of all kinds, each pursuing his or her own interests, which are various and do not necessarily include much concern for others and their interests. But people have minds, and apply information gleaned from observing the world around…

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  • Moral Development

    Moral development can be described as the process of the development of behaviour regulation, which is predominantly shaped by an internalised value system of norms. Such value systems and moral decisions regarding what is right and wrong emerge over the course of evolution. In essence, it is thought that cognitive growth and social experiences lead to the understanding of laws, rules, and interpersonal duties. Over the last few decades the topic of moral development has been heavily explored…

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  • John Stuart Mill Moral Action Theory

    What constitutes a moral action? How do we as people decide what the most morally correct options are? Depending on perspective and cultural differences basic moral values are subject to change, but that isn’t the only thing affecting how we evaluate morality. As can be illustrated by the theories of ethicists Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill, sometimes our ideas of what makes something moral are more important than the action itself. Kant was a German philosopher who was born during the 1700s…

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