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  1. A moral is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. (Web site)
  2. Moral was low in the Liberal Party, and the party itself had been divided since Trudeau retired. (Web site)
  3. The moral is that it is impossible to get the right answer for probabilities without adding something to the theory. (Web site)
  4. The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well. (Web site)
  5. The moral is that the lines in a Feynman diagram are not to be interpreted literally as the paths of classical particles. (Web site)


  1. Alignment (role-playing games) refers to the moral and ethical perspective of the player characters, non-player characters, monsters, and societies in the game. (Web site)


  1. Christian communists point out that Jesus considered this to be the second most important of all moral obligations, after loving God.
  2. Nestorius, on the other hand, saw the incarnation as primarily a moral and ethical example to the faithful, to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
  3. Morality The Catholic Church bases its moral Teachings on the message of Jesus. (Web site)


  1. Libertarianism is under no obligation to offer a moral theology or ethics in order to be valid.


  1. Libertarianism is a political philosophy which says: Given any existent human nature, liberty is the only moral and the most effective political system. (Web site)
  2. Libertarianism does not offer a way of life; it offers liberty, so that each person is free to adopt and act upon his own values and moral principles. (Web site)
  3. Because individuals are moral agents, they have a right to be secure in their life, liberty, and property. (Web site)


  1. Big Love explores the complex legal, moral, and religious issues associated with polygamy in Utah. (Web site)
  2. However, the Roman Catholic Church has subsequently taught on more fundamental grounds that "polygamy is not in accord with the moral law.


  1. Arguments for and against capital punishment are based on moral, practical, religious, and emotional grounds.
  2. As a consequence of this, it may not adequately address the arguments of people who value other moral aspects of actions.
  3. From this flows arguments over such economic terms as moral hazard. (Web site)


  1. To Buddhism, the Sinhalas are deeply indebted for their moral, intellectual, cultural and spiritual development. (Web site)
  2. In theory, the moral code of Buddhism was little more than a copy of that of Brahminism. (Web site)
  3. Gyeyul Is the Korean name applied to the branch of Buddhism that specializes in the study of moral discipline, or vinaya.


  1. Followers of the Genteel Tradition emphasized conventionality in social, religious, moral, and literary standards. (Web site)
  2. Whether or not such an action really is justifiable, or even moral, I leave to the Christian clergy and their followers to decide.
  3. And like Marxism, it has its historical myths and a genius for making its followers feel like an elect unbound by the moral rules of their society. (Web site)


  1. Therefore anarchism is based upon the rejection of moral absolutism (i.e.
  2. Historically, anarchism has often provided a too-often ignored moral compass for the left. (Web site)


  1. In atheist Soviet Union the Moral Code of the Builder of Communism had many notions much resembling the Ten Commandments.
  2. But moral codes are onerous and Communism offered an escape from them.
  3. Milne discusses the "gruesome numbers game" which Western scholars have engaged in to establish the moral equivalence of Nazism and Communism. (Web site)


  1. Buddhism is a way of life based on the teaching of the Buddha, which enhance the moral and spiritual values of the practitioner.
  2. In his first sermon to his followers, the Buddha described a moral code, the dharma, which the sangha was to teach after him. (Web site)
  3. Although Buddhism and the Buddha are mentioned, the edicts of Ashoka tend to focus on social and moral precepts rather than religious practices. (Web site)


  1. It is this doctrine of Karma that gives consolation, hope, reliance and moral courage to a Buddhist. (Web site)
  2. One doctrine of his was that an epic poet first thinks of a moral and then invents a fable to illustrate it.
  3. That doctrine explains the peremptoriness, the sacredness, the universality of moral obligation, made known to us, as it is, by the dictates of conscience. (Web site)

Moral Sense

  1. Everyone has two innate senses: the religious sense to worship, and the moral sense of conscience; but only the Jewish God is the focus of both.
  2. The original meaning of the word implies a balanced philosophical and moral sense of life, a lot more than just a diet of vegetables and fruits. (Web site)


  1. Nihilism in its moral sense is a complete rejection of all systems of authority, morality, and social custom.
  2. It may be legal to kill, but still murder in the moral sense. (Web site)
  3. What we typically see as morality, society, and moral sense is in fact the act of human beings seeking to fulfill these natural desires.

Moral Force

  1. Buddhism is a major religious and moral force in the world, but it has been all but unknown in India for over one thousand years. (Web site)
  2. In a speech to the group, Hu seemed to break with that tradition, suggesting the moral force of religion can be harnessed for the good of the party.
  3. In some troubadour poetry, the "favor" sought for is decidedly sexual, but in others there is a rarified notion of love as spiritual and moral force.


  1. All of the major world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism) are rooted in moral absolutism.
  2. Not the masses but a new nobility, or a self-conscious elite, should inform the new government, and Christianity must be the moral force behind the state.
  3. The probable reason for Hitler's attack on Christianity was his perception that it alone had the moral authority to stop the Nazi movement.


  1. They constitute direct co-operation in evil, since they encourage people to practices gravely contrary to the moral law.
  2. By moral obligation we understand some sort of necessity, imposed on the will, of doing what is good and avoiding what is evil. (Web site)
  3. The other, moral relativism, holds that standards of good and evil are only products of local culture, custom, or prejudice.


  1. Evil by nature and in every detail the exact opposite of Ahura Mazda, he is the creator of all evil, both moral and physical. (Web site)
  2. Moral relativism rejects the idea of an objective morality, but its proponents do not all agree as to the nature of morality.
  3. Science may suggest a moral or practical precept to modify that nature and thus modify the action of laws of nature.

Moral Psychology

  1. Moral character, like most issues in moral psychology, stands at the intersection of issues in both normative ethics and empirical psychology.
  2. Moral psychology is a part of the psychology of action. (Web site)
  3. In the final analysis, ethics or moral psychology is a field which studies how one person makes a difficult, personal choice at a particular moment in life.


  1. Moral psychology is a field of study in both philosophy and psychology.
  2. Moral Psychology Another important set of questions in metaethics concerns the relationship between moral judgments and motivation.
  3. Moral skepticism and some forms of moral realism are shown to make similar recommendations for developing a science of moral psychology. (Web site)

Moral Responsibility

  1. But Einstein knew that scientists have a moral responsibility to explain their work, including its political implications.
  2. Nothing could be further from the truth: Progressives encourage personal and moral responsibility, and promote respect for ethical values.
  3. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. (Web site)


  1. Moral isolationism is often a consequences of some versions of moral relativism. (Web site)
  2. If the difference in the consequences of alternative acts is not great, some Utilitarians do not regard the choice between them as a moral issue. (Web site)

Moral Standards

  1. Libertarians believe that governments should be held to the same moral standards as the individuals of which they are composed. (Web site)
  2. Elizabeth is a conservative in matters of religion, moral standards and family matters. (Web site)
  3. They also hold to the moral standards of the Apostles; abortion, and sex outside heterosexual marriage, remain sins in Orthodox eyes. (Web site)


  1. Moral codes are often complex statements of right and wrong. (Web site)
  2. Moral objectivism is the position that certain acts are objectively right or wrong, independent of human opinion.
  3. Roughly, it is the view that there are no moral standards other than God's will: without God's commands, nothing would be right or wrong. (Web site)

Moral Duty

  1. Buddhism was declared a state religion and Confucian ideals were promoted in order to gain loyalty to the state and a sense of moral duty.
  2. Thus, Kant connects his idea of freedom to his idea of moral duty.
  3. They saved these Jews because it was their religious and moral duty.


  1. Ethics in ancient times signified moral philosophy (philosophia moral is) generally, which was also called the doctrine of duties. (Web site)
  2. Deontology refers to a general category of ethical or moral theories that define right action in terms of duties and moral rules. (Web site)
  3. Issues regarding the moral rights and duties between a company and its shareholders: fiduciary responsibility, stakeholder concept v. (Web site)


  1. Kant argued that autonomy is demonstrated by a person who decides on a course of action out of respect for moral duty. (Web site)
  2. The very nature of ethics is to abide by a written or sometimes understood code of conduct that speaks to moral duty and obligation.
  3. For example, Kant famously argued that we had a moral duty to always tell the truth, even to a murderer who asks where the would-be victim is.


  1. Iustitia — "Justice" — Sense of moral worth to an action.
  2. As such, law is moral, authoritative, communal and, therefore, fundamentally concerned with matters of equity and justice.
  3. His special area of interest is the moral development of children - how they develop a sense of right, wrong, and justice.


  1. But only New Libertarianism offers reformation of society into a moral, working way of life without changing the nature of Man. (Web site)
  2. Directed by Jabbar Patel with Mohan Agashe in the title role, the play depicted a society of political intrigues, moral decay and degeneration of Brahmins.
  3. Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. (Web site)


  1. Fletcher's situational ethics finds the foundation of moral truth in agape; therefore it is not moral relativism. (Web site)
  2. His involvement with Delta Tau Delta stemmed from a sense of moral duty to the truth, and his activities later in life continued this commitment.
  3. He is represented as a judge in hell, in company with Rashnu (the true one, the god of truth) -- who is an aspect of Mithra in his moral character. (Web site)


  1. However, both moral and natural goods are equally interesting to goodness and value theory, which is more general in scope.
  2. Although it was the moral duty of Goodness to destroy Evil, Mazda could not destroy Ahriman as both were in spirit form and hence invulnerable to each other. (Web site)
  3. A moral economy, in one interpretation, is an economy that is based on goodness, fairness, and justice. (Web site)


  1. For Bentham, pleasure and pain are the only consequences that matter in determining whether our conduct is moral. (Web site)
  2. The hedonistic utilitarianism of Bentham, Mill, and Sidgwick maintains that all moral judgments can be derived from the greatest happiness principle. (Web site)


  1. The Ashkenazim gave renewed life to the accusation often made by Christianity that Judaism embraced the ritual over the moral.
  2. Judeo-Christian thought stresses following the Ten Commandments which are recognized as the moral foundation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
  3. They are recognized as a moral foundation in Judaism and Christianity, and their substance also figures in Islam.


  1. The Commandments are seen as general "subject headings" for moral theology, in addition to being specific commandments in themselves. (Web site)
  2. The church separates the commandments into ceremonial and moral laws, which is a pretty unsatisfying categorization.

Moral Nihilism

  1. Man has become god, and moral nihilism is a legitimate object.
  2. The essence of the criticism is that moral relativism is "really" moral nihilism or an error theory. (Web site)
  3. According to Sinnott-Armstrong (2006a), moral nihilism is the thesis that "nothing is morally wrong" (§3.4).


  1. Moral nihilism is the philosophy or ideology that there are no such things as right, wrong, good, or evil.
  2. Friedrich Nietzsche based his work on ethics on the rejection of Christianity and authority in general, or moral nihilism.
  3. My derivation of moral nihilism has as one of its premises that moral realism is true.


  1. With Rossini and Verdi people were listening to opera together and having the same catharsis with the same story, the same moral dilemmas.
  2. The moral of the story is that Graeme McMillan and Joe Quesada are both right.
  3. The moral of the story is to be nice to your teeth: be diligent with your oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly.


  1. Allegory is typically used to teach moral, ethical, or religious lessons but is sometimes used for satiric or political purposes.
  2. Morality play: A morality play is an allegory in which the characters are abstractions of moral ideas.
  3. Rather, it takes the actual "operative" work of Medieval Masons and uses it as an allegory for moral development.


  1. These are questions which are disturbing to some of those Buddhists who have a sensitive social and moral conscience.
  2. Gen. (Res) Uzi Dayan was much more forthright, directly accusing Olmert of lacking in values and moral conscience.
  3. Similarly, conscience is not a thing to be acquired, and it is not a duty to acquire it; but every man, as a moral being, has it originally within him. (Web site)


  1. Finally, virtue ethics takes virtue and vice to be at least as basic as moral duty and the goodness of situations.
  2. Virtue can either have normative or moral value; i.e. (Web site)
  3. For the Church as parent and teacher is the holy guardian of religion, moral integrity, and virtue. (Web site)


  1. The moral of the story focuses on that the the virtues of Scouting overcomes all that is dumped on you. (Web site)
  2. Possessing these virtues, in virtue ethics, is what makes one moral, and one's actions are a mere reflection of one's inner morality.


  1. By personal, theism asserts that God is volitional, moral, creative, purposive, rational and knowable to other persons. (Web site)
  2. Livy's account of Servius Tullius is rational, historicised and moral.
  3. From a nihilist point of view, the ultimate source of moral values is the individual rather than culture or another rational (or objective) foundation.


  1. In a society which moves between moral relativism and absolutism it is little wonder that egoism becomes confused with egotism.
  2. The name of the moral theory that Equality 7-2521 has struggled to reach, and finally understands in this chapter, is egoism.
  3. Ethical egoism (also called simply egoism)[ 35] is the normative ethical position that moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest. (Web site)


  1. Similarly, Confucians maintain that Confucianism is not a religion, but rather a moral code or philosophic world view. (Web site)
  2. Religion, the party has decided, can also be useful in encouraging social harmony because it urges its followers to hew to a moral code.
  3. For instance, if looked at from the point of view of a moral philosopher, Buddhism is seen to be a religion of morality. (Web site)


  1. Part of this is a proposed Bill of Morals, which will bring a biblical-based "moral code" into the realm of law.
  2. Morals have typically been more obvious in children's literature, sometimes even being introduced with the phrase, "The moral of the story is …". (Web site)
  3. According to moral absolutism, morals are inherent in the laws of the universe, the nature of humanity, or some other fundamental source. (Web site)


  1. A moralist is a person for whom moral conduct, morality, and the correctness of moral thought are paramount.
  2. Moral conduct for Buddhists differs according to whether it applies to the laity or to the Sangha or clergy. (Web site)
  3. Leviticus explains the priestly duties of the people of Israel, and teaches moral conduct and religious principles through rituals. (Web site)


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