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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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Although these norms evolve through highly charged political struggles, many of them nonetheless remain rooted in the moral principles that initially motivated their creation.
School counselors are expected to adhere to the moral principle of nonmaleficence when trying to make decisions about communicating confidential information.
Hadley Arkes in his First Things: An Inquiry into the First Principles of Morals and Justice likewise notes approvingly Lincoln's affirmation of the reality of moral principles while noting that the arguments of his adversary Stephen Douglas anticipate "the perspective of 'cultural relativism,' the view that there are no moral truths which hold their validity across cultures.
It is a basic moral principle that one cannot benefit by the wrongdoing of others.
I ask the students, therefore, to reflect on the "acceptable" and "definitely wrong" lists, and see if they can formulate the core criteria or moral principles which underlie their choices.
Furthermore, it doesn't stand alone--it requires supplementation by other important moral principles and concerns, such as care and compassion.
THERE is a huge distinction between patriotism, which is a pride in the moral principles for which your country is renowned across the globe, and the isolationist nationalism of Ukip, which has no foundation on principle, but rather on xenophobia.
That's it: that is how their minds work, with a very limited understanding of money, and no understanding of moral principles whatsoever.
as saying that the moral principle of double effect justifies the use of a condom by a married couple, one of whom is infected with HIV.
They have succeeded in bullying many decent Americans into silence by depicting those who stand for moral principle as "intolerant," or "bigoted.
Moody rightly understands that mere autonomy - freedom of choice - is an insufficient moral principle.
On the one hand, there is synterisis, the grounding of conscience in ultimate principles of moral choice, and on the other, there is conscientia, which must make such choices in situations where concrete factors blur moral principle and its application.