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 of conduct to which humans conform. Presently there is little agreement about which such principles to follow.
While many struggle with the fear of losing their memories, others would dearly love to be able to forget.
The concept of forgiveness, particularly forgiving those who are not truly sorry for the wrong they have perpetrated, raises ethical questions.
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.
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.
There are many sides of democracy, but perhaps in an election year it is 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.