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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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Again, the Catholic physician is the focus, but the same conflicts would apply to any other religious or moral system with a clear and unequivocal set of precepts giving substance to the conscience of its followers.
Also, reward and punishment, in itself, is moral: "Competition is the crucial ingredient in such a moral system (Lakoff, 1996, p.
Now most people, if pressed, could come up with some version of the point that there are multiple moral systems and that it seems impossible to prove that one of them is superior to all the others.
I have included in rigid monism those authors for whom there is no contradiction between morals and politics because there is but one normative system, either a moral system, or a political system.
Rights and laws are a part of a universal moral system which has a positive goal and which assumes human cooperation and altruism.
As well as several volumes of autobiography, he wrote The Psychology of Art (3 vols, 1947 - 50; adapted as The Voices of Silence, 1951), in which he argues that art -- and not any social or moral system -- is humanity ' s only permanent expression of the will to triumph over fate.
Ethical Concepts and Ethical Theory: Establishing and Justifying A Moral System.
Oyeshile (2007: 96) avows that the Yoruba moral system steeped in religious and secular origin abhor selfishness, wickedness, greed, adultery and other moral vices which have implications for man and social progress.
Acknowledging that there is no unique answer for every unique situation, they believe that a framework rooted in the common moral system makes for much more meaningful discussion about the facts of a case, while also promoting greater consensus with regard to distinguishing an ethical issue from a non-ethical one.
Srajul Haq said that Hijab was not merely a piece of cloth to cover heads, it was part of a complete moral system that encompassed the whole life of the Muslim women.
Islam as a comprehensive way of life that encompasses a complete moral system related to our conduct in this world (with each other).
More troubling is the fact that humans are far from concordance when it comes to deciding what moral code to follow, so the designers of these military robots will get to determine the moral system that gets programmed into them.