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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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The second is to detail the significant factors influencing the choices children and young people make within the moral compass and which types of objective standards positively influence the actions of children and young people.
Time and again, polling has revealed that the moral compass of the American people is sound and continues to point an ethical way forward for our country," says Anderson.
Though Debs suffered imprisonment for "disloyalty", his moral compass and loyalty to the labor movement were both unwavering.
In this humorous memoir Mills devotes chapters to influential men in his life, like his high school football coach Ben Jones who was a moral compass for him as a young child and former legislator Edwin J.
As American society spirals further into consumerism, our moral compass fades quickly.
If the CEO of an organization chooses to manage that organization unethically, there may be opportunities to disclose those ethical shortfalls to a third party but an employee must inevitably choose whether to continue working for that employer using his own moral compass.
Yet his deep moral compass would not allow him to remain silent; his profound religious faith propelled him into the risky arena of speech.
We have a moral compass within us, and its needle is moved not only by human suffering but also by human evil.
All this points to the fact that America's moral compass has been turned upside down by extreme elements of the pro-amnesty side, who want to divide Americans rather than unify them.
So this is a company that, except for a few executives losing their moral compass, or whatever term you want to use--until the late 90s or the first part of this decade, by and large, had a pretty distinguished heritage.
I know my son is comforted by the fact that he's not alone and can always draw upon support from my wife, Barbara, who to this day serves as our intellectual and moral compass, as well as his brothers, Johnny, who continues to be a force in the business, and Michael, BE's executive vice president of corporate sales.
We have to set the example for them to embrace an appropriate moral compass, a good sense of ethics and ethical practice, honesty, integrity, respect lot others, and an abiding commitment to the common good.