Ethics and Morality
In this interview, neuroeconomist Paul Zak discusses a possible biological basis for morality and then puts it in the larger context of moral absolutes.
As a new generation prepares to face the world, it's clear that they have taken seriously their parents' postmodern teachings on morality.
Morality is a system of principles or rules of conduct to which humans conform. Presently our “wider culture” exemplifies the debasement of rules of conduct with little common agreement as to what rules or principles we should be following.
Debate emerges from time to time regarding the ethics involved in certain areas of scientific research. One such recent discussion involves the potential development of a drug to erase bad memories.
The concept of forgiveness being a moral response from a victim to a wrongdoer raises ethical questions, particularly the challenge of forgiving those who are not truly sorry for the wrong they have perpetrated.
The practice of “lifting” is an ancient but also a very current problem that is not only (or even mainly) restricted to the criminal element who perpetrate stealing crimes in our society. In fact, this time of year is particularly difficult for retailers as shoplifting by the general public is at its peak.
The idea of a moral basis for behavior is uniquely human. Morality implies that we bring judgment to our decisions.
The school system has not only changed with the times in regard to the teaching of morality, but has openly advocated a more moral relativistic approach to students.
There are many sides of democracy that we take little time to think about, but perhaps in this year it is especially worthwhile noting one aspect of democracy that very much shapes our lives.
Parents are the primary socializing agents of society and their role goes far beyond care and nurture.