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morality

 [mo-ral´ĭ-te]
accordance with widely shared conventions of right or good conduct that form a stable, but usually incomplete, social consensus; it includes the concept of moral ideals. See also virtue.
principle-based common morality a type of ethical thinking based on premises that are unphilosophical common sense and tradition and come from the morality shared by members of a society. Principle-based theories have an emphasis on obligation and are pluralistic (in contrast to teleological and deontological theories, which are monistic, i.e., have one supreme, absolute principle supporting all other guides in the system). The principles are generally accepted in most types of ethical theory and are what are called “middle level” principles in that they are not the most general principles but are those likely to be acceptable to proponents of different normative theories. This type of thinking has been most influential in bioethics and in nursing.
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ANALYZING MORAL CODES OF MOTHERING IN RELATION TO SOCIAL ASSISTANCE REFORM
Even conservative reactions to such approaches, such as religious-based instruction in sectarian schools and churches, other than fundamentalist facilities, have been mired in psychological factors avoiding any appearance of indoctrination toward a concrete moral code.
You will have guessed that, for my part, I believe that we must grant the specific needs of the three levels of the gift, and of the three moral codes, without subconsciously excluding or fetishizing any of them.
However, de la Cadena does not naively celebrate these moral codes.
Yet, this thin level of morality seems rather limited if the goal is to prescribe international moral codes.
Bundling has been rekindled by a spark from a new moral code.
While citizens rightly do not want government bureaucrats freelancing with their own moral codes, our children can't afford principals without principles.
Our cultural decay has coincided with the dismantling of these moral codes, so much a part of the world inhabited by the characters played by Robert Young.
A violent apparition materializing from the shadows of memory, the Hong Kong star who made his Hollywood debut in The Replacement Killers and is slated to appear next in producer Oliver Stone's upcoming The Corruptor imbues action with tenderness and regret, having one foot securely in the stoic moral codes of Only Angels Have Wings and the other in the weltschmerz of Wings of Desire.
Selfishness resides within an ambivalent human nature that also promotes allegiance to the moral codes of religious sects, ethnic organizations, workers' unions, and myriad other social groups, these scientists contend.
For whenever one strives to be more specific about religion--about its precepts and moral codes -- then, and only then, does the tension noticeably amplify.
That would have broken the strict moral codes of the time.