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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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Each ending of life scenario had four regression models run, one for each moral judgment as either morally right or morally wrong and one for each moral reasoning as either morally right and morally wrong.
Christian Aid believes that it is morally right to help people far worse off than ourselves - and that millions of people in Britain agree.
official who has chosen to do what is morally right, even if it his or her career was at risk.
True to the activist philosophy espoused in that document, the top-ranked money manager asserts: "I'm going to help with the diversity initiatives of the corporate boards I'm on because it is not only the morally right thing to do.
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah said the expansion "is the morally right thing to do," and he hopes there will be enough votes to overturn the veto.
To be morally right, then, the act of sexual intercourse must always include or be open to these two purposes--the procreative and the unitive.
It is not morally right that they should be cut down.
Because we honestly believe that this view on sexual orientation is morally right, we are therefore above the law.
It's when candidates speak with righteous indignation--with passion and conviction about what is morally right to do or morally wrong--that they can in spire.
Still, that does not make it ethically, legally, or morally right to recommend that a patient smoke anything, much less marijuana, for therapeutic benefit.
In contrast to the half-hearted, pusillanimous defenses of capitalism offered by conservatives, she explained why a system of peaceful, voluntary exchange is morally right as well as efficient.
Saffy's the kind of person we'd all like to be, who's morally right and does everything by the book.