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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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9) But the soft-edged realism he defends remains prudential because, unlike the moralism of Kant or Rawls, which prescribes moral constraints to be observed in pursuing substantive goals, it refuses to privilege morality by establishing a lexical ordering of considerations in which moral considerations constrain the pursuit of desired ends.
The issue is not only that an imposed moralism, even if its morality is upstanding, does not befit the freedom of the children of God, a freedom that requires all morality to be freely chosen not imposed externally The issue is how we see and understand ourselves and present ourselves as Catholics.
Second, I shall describe Moorean legal moralism and Husakian minimalism in terms of their essential tenets.
The vividness of each portrayal makes moralism come alive in a way that the philosopher's definitions do not.
Very often it looks as if the church reduces goodness to moralism.
95), a work of fiction set in three different periods in the Swedish village Odesjo (1808, 1878-1880, 1937-1840), stresses the bad effects of deserting confessional Lutheran theology for legalistic moralism.
Though Hawthorne was known for his Puritan - influenced moralism and melancholy stories, his relationship with Sophia was tender and passionate.
The "controversy" certainly went back at least to California in the 1950's and 60's when Harry Hay and Jim Kepner, foreseeing opportunistic moralism and "lesbiterianism," warned against excluding those deemed scandalous.
In many of the CSI shows, but especially the Miami version, there have been many key moments which suggest a moralism to the show, especially in the lead character, Lt.
In the middle decades American theology was dominated by a quasi-Barthian neo-orthodoxy and Niebuhrian neo-liberalism that blasted the liberal tradition for its middle-class idealism, moralism, sentimentality, and subservience to the culture of modernity.
Such moralism is ill-suited to the reality of contemporary terrorism.