Morality – Empirical Approach

Nevertheless, because these questions are fundamental to any practical application of moral theory, it is worthwhile to continue to reflect upon them. For Jewish, Christian and Muslim societies, the justification of morality is the Word of God as expressed in the Bible and Koran. Given an authoritative text containing basic moral premises, the appropriate method … Read more

Freedom and Reason in Kant

Morality, Kant says, cannot be regarded as a set of rules which prescribe the means necessary to the achievement of a given end; its rules must be obeyed without consideration of the consequences that will follow from doing so or not. A principle that presupposes a desired object as the determinant of the will cannot … Read more

Belief Systems

The religious beliefs of people along the Silk Road at the beginning of the 1st century BCE were very different from what they would later become. When China defeated the nomadic Xiongnu confederation and pushed Chinese military control northwest as far as the Tarim Basin (in the 2nd century BCE), Buddhism was known in Central … Read more

Nietzsche Morality

Nietzsche abhorred all morality; he felt it is fodder for the mindless masses (the herd). It deadens and destroys the individual, condemns creativity, and gives man no credit to make choices. It assumes man can not know what to do, so it lays down pre-made decisions for him to mindlessly follow. It ignores the nature … Read more

Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History

However, people have different perspectives of that particular fact, and those perspectives are not always the same. These preferences have created textual problems for the later generations, which make it very difficult for us to learn about history. Throughout this essay, Tompkins main goal is to send a message to history writers that if they … Read more

Morality and Ethics and Computers

Morality and Ethics and Computers There are many different sides to the discussion on moral and ethical uses of computers.  In many situations, the morality of a particular use of a computer is up to the individual to decide.  For this reason, absolute laws about ethical computer usage is almost, but not entirely, impossible to … Read more

Morality of Advanced Directives

This paper presents an in-depth discussion about the issues involved in honoring a patients advance directive. Ethical considerations surrounding the issue as they  relate to the nursing profession are addressed. The purpose of the paper is to express an informed position on the issue of honoring a patients advance directive and explore reasons why one … Read more