- a set of principles set to be good or bad. the two sets of good and evil- moral and natural
reason or logic aka logos spermatikos
a greece philosopher who reduced morality to power for government "might make right"
from our readings in the state of nature taken from the his book the leviathan. he ties in morality and government or religion by placing fear among the people and describes why man is at war with themselves based on their ego.
. Normative subjects-
Ethics, Religion, law , Etiquette
definition of the 4 normative subjects
rewards and punishments for the four normative subjects.
- principles embodied in the 7 habits-. Habits-
be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first thing first, think win win, seek first to understand, synergize
term used in meta-ethics to state that when an evaluative judgment or decision is made it must either prescribe or condemn.
saying that your moral judgment must comply to every identical situation.
Domains of ethical assessment-
action consequences character motive.
differences between moral judgements due to peoples and cultures.\
why do we need moral codes-
to conduct behavior that will not effect others
what functions do morals play in our lives
makes lives homonous to grow and prosper
the purposes of morality
to keep society from falling apart
to ameloirate human suffering
to promote human suffering
to resolve conflict of intrestin just ways
concerned with moral judgment which is effected by culture which is why moral principles are universally invalid
cultural relativism is simply an anthropological thesis
individual acts of wright or wrong depending on the nature of the society in which they occur
reduces morality to individual level and asserts that morality depends on individual taste beliefs and orientation ( i think right is right).
conventional ethical relativisim
all valid moral principles are justified by virtue of the culture acceptance, recognizes the social nature of morality. it rejects ethnocentricity and it seems to entail an attitude of tolerancetoward other cultures.