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Bringing together the testimony of over 80 visionaries--from religious leaders to scientists to elected officials--this book encourages a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future ...

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore


ISBN: STANFORD:36105215376521

Category: Nature

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Bringing together the testimony of over 80 visionaries--from religious leaders to scientists to elected officials--this book encourages a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future and why it's wrong to wreck the world.

Those physical laws (if i read him correctly) didn't carry moral valence or imply moral result; they simply were. still, without embracing any metaphysical system of morals, darwin was an ethical man: faithful husband, kind father, ...

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595341051

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers—to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. The missing premise of the argument and much-needed center piece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, moral guidance, and principled reasons for doing the right thing for our planet, its animals, its plants, and its people. Contributors from throughout the world (including North America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe) bring forth a rich variety of heritages and perspectives. Their contributions take many forms, illustrating the rich variety of ways we express our moral beliefs in letters, poems, economic analyses, proclamations, essays, and stories. In the end, their voices affirm why we must move beyond a scientific study and response to embrace an ongoing model of repair and sustainability. These writings demonstrate that scientific analysis and moral conviction can work successfully side-by-side. This is a book that can speak to anyone, regardless of his or her worldview, and that also includes a section devoted to “what next” thinking that helps the reader put the words and ideas into action in their personal lives. Thanks to generous support from numerous landmark organizations, such as the Kendeda Fund and Germeshausen Foundation, the book is just the starting point for a national, and international, discussion that will be carried out in a variety of ways, from online debate to “town hall” meetings, from essay competitions for youth to sermons from pulpits in all denominations. The “Moral Ground movement” will result in a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment on a personal and community level to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future.
2011-04-15 By Kathleen Dean Moore

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore


ISBN: 1595349278

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Tenth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking essay collection exploring why it's morally and ethically wrong to wreck the world
2020-07 By Kathleen Dean Moore

39 However, Russell also quoted from John Stuart Mill's Autobiog— raphy concerning the fact that James Mill's rejection of religious belief was primarily on moral grounds more than intellectual. Russell wrote that he had “no doubt that ...

Author: Paul T. Phillips

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773588356

Category: History

Page: 248

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In mid-twentieth century Britain, four intellectuals - Julian Huxley, Bertrand Russell, Malcolm Muggeridge, and Barbara Ward - held sway over popular conceptions of morality. While Huxley and Russell championed ideas informed by agnosticism and atheism, Muggeridge and Ward were adherents to Christianity. In Contesting the Moral High Ground, Paul Phillips reveals how this fundamental dichotomy was representative of British society at the time, and how many of the ideologies promoted by these four moralists are still present today. As world-class public figures in an open forum of debate, Huxley, Russell, Muggeridge, and Ward all achieved considerable public attention, particularly during the turbulent 1960s. Phillips captures the rebellious spirit of the time, detailing how these thinkers exploited the popular media to disseminate ideas on prevailing social issues - from justice and world peace to protection of the environment. Phillips skilfully traces the foundations of their thought to their earlier careers and social movements of previous generations, and shows how many of their approaches were adopted by a host of present-day groups from the Christian Right and Left to the New Atheists and environmentalists. A significant contribution to British intellectual history, Contesting the Moral High Ground provides new insights into the moral philosophies of four of Britain's most influential minds in the twentieth century.
2013-04-01 By Paul T. Phillips

But I hope to be able to say enough to enable us to proceed in moral philosophy . The proposition , making an assertion about doing an action x , which is , as I shall argue , the ground of judgements of obligation , has a ...


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Such a decision certainly does not represent the ethics of Christ and His Apostles. ... He was acting on some ethical ground, weighing his choices and choosing a course of action within a framework of presuppositions, principles, ...

Author: T M Moore


ISBN: 9780578020075


Page: 68

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How would you respond to the suggestion that failure to live like Jesus in the daily ethical situations of life may well indicate that one's profession of Christ is unproven, and whatever service may have been rendered in His Name may actually be in vain? How then must we react to the ethical and moral crises around us? As the Instructor and a Disciple tackle this question, we come to understand that following God's law in the daily practice of our lives is essential to our walk of faith in Jesus Christ.
2009-05-20 By T M Moore

Paul Camenisch, Grounding Professional Ethics in a Pluralistic Society (New York: Haven, 1983), 102–104. Ibid., 105–109. We have seen that the pledge ethic meets these necessary conditions for moral promising. The promise is voluntarily ...

Author: Daryl Koehn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134818488

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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As each week beings more stories of doctors, lawyers and other professionals abusing their powers, while clients demand extra services as at a time of shrinking resources; it is imperative that all practising professionals have an understanding of professional ethics. In The Ground of Profesional Ethics, Daryl Koehn discusses the practical issues in depth, such as the level of service clients can justifiably expect from professionals, when service to a client may be legitimately terminated and circumstances in which client confidences can be broken. She argues that, while clients may legitimately expect professionals to promote their interests, professionals are not morally bound to do whatever a client wants. The Ground of Professional Ethics is important reading for all practising professionals, as well as those who study or have an interest in the subject of professional ethics.
2006-05-23 By Daryl Koehn

In Ceding the High Ground: A Nation in Peril, author Bob Gunderson explains that for Christians to be established in a high moral ground, we must have faith in God and His Word.

Author: Bob Gunderson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1630508837

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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What subject is there that does not have a moral aspect to it? From the time we are young, we are taught right from wrong. And for Christians, the moral aspect of any situation is the most important. Throughout history, we can see where people have lost sight of morality and what it means to have the high moral ground. In the face of the enemy, we can be tempted away from this place of following God's will for us. If we do not understand the high moral ground that has been established by our Creator, we are in danger of being deceived. In Ceding the High Ground: A Nation in Peril, author Bob Gunderson explains that for Christians to be established in a high moral ground, we must have faith in God and His Word. There will be times when the enemy wants to bring us down from the high moral ground to battle on his level--but, we must never give up this high moral ground. If we lose our standing on the high ground, we risk our safety and compromise the testimony of Jesus Christ. Discover the importance of maintaining the high moral ground and how we can do this. Learn the ways the enemy has tempted Christians away from the Lord in the past and how we may be led away. We must maintain our high moral ground through our faith and following of God. Dive in to Ceding the High Ground to learn about the eternal, unchanging nature of God and His Law.
2020-03-25 By Bob Gunderson

It now becomes clear that, essentially, America's Sacred Ground is the common good, which is the foundation for pursuit ... 4 Rather, we have as our moral ground the framework for the debate about moral values—all that entails America's ...

Author: Barbara A. McGraw

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486955

Category: History

Page: 259

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Sees a way out of the contentious debates over the role of religion in American public life by looking back to the ideas of John Locke and the nation's Founders.
2012-02-01 By Barbara A. McGraw

Author: Franziska Plümmer


ISBN: OCLC:1129716483



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For readers engaged in intellectual struggle, ethical thinking, and trying to figure out how to live a purposeful, fulfilling life, here is a critical and accessible approach to ethics.

Author: Michael Shaw Perry

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9781628940756

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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For readers engaged in intellectual struggle, ethical thinking, and trying to figure out how to live a purposeful, fulfilling life, here is a critical and accessible approach to ethics. Moral dilemmas challenge us to think through sticky situations and lead us to look for moral grounding. Following Cicero and other ancient philosophers, the author views ethics in terms of the question of who and what sort of person one ought to be, without relying on religion or any other prescriptions.
2014-08-01 By Michael Shaw Perry

This book presents a possible set of defining characteristics for the foundation of future moral evaluations and engagements, taking into consideration that the historically maligned female gender may be better disposed to ethical ...

Author: Colin Beckley

Publisher: Imprint Academic

ISBN: UCSC:32106017345908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

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Meta-ethical attempts to define concepts such as 'goodness', 'right and wrong', 'ought' and 'ought not', have proved largely futile, even over-ambitious. Morality, it is argued, should therefore be directed primarily at the reduction of suffering, principally because the latter is more easily recognisable and accords with an objective view and requirements of the human condition. All traditional and contemporary perspectives are without suitable criteria for evaluating moral dilemmas and without such guidance we face the potent threat of sliding to a destructive moral nihilism. This book presents a possible set of defining characteristics for the foundation of future moral evaluations and engagements, taking into consideration that the historically maligned female gender may be better disposed to ethical leadership.
2008 By Colin Beckley

I do so because it seems to me to be much more appropriate to a moral condition as equivocal as our own than are the bursts of life - affirming enthusiasm that have been characteristic of some of the more familiar traditions of ...

Author: Frederick A. Olafson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521638798

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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A major contribution to the debates about Heidegger and ethics.
1998-06-13 By Frederick A. Olafson

Properly understood, moral practices are intrinsically critical. Rather than a transcendent ground, we have a rolling horizon, and keeping it rolling is the work of the moral critic: this is what we—at least some of us—do.16 Putting the ...

Author: Naomi Scheman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199745630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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This volume of essays by Naomi Scheman brings together her views on epistemic and socio-political issues, views that draw on a critical reading of Wittgenstein as well as on liberatory movements and theories, all in the service of a fundamental reorientation of epistemology. For some theorists, epistemology is an essentially foundationalist and hence discredited enterprise; for others-particularly analytic epistemologists--it remains rigorously segregated from political concerns. Scheman makes a compelling case for the necessity of thinking epistemologically in fundamentally altered ways. Arguing that it is an illusion of privilege to think that we can do without usable articulations of concepts such as truth, reality, and objectivity, she maintains (as in the title of one of her essays) that epistemology needs to be "resuscitated" as an explicitly political endeavor, with trustworthiness at its heart. While each essay contributes to a specific conversation, taken together they argue for addressing theoretical questions as they arise concretely. Truth, reality, objectivity, and other concepts that problematically rest on shifting ground are more than philosophical toys, and the ground-shifting these essays enact is a move away from abstruse theorizing-analytic and post-structuralist alike. Following Wittgenstein's injunctions to just look, to attend to the "rough ground" of everyday practices, Scheman argues for finding philosophical insight in such acts of attention and in the difficulties that beset them. These essays are an attempt to grasp something in particular, to get a handle on a set of problems, and collectively they represent a fresh model of passionate philosophical engagement.
2011-10-01 By Naomi Scheman

A moral memory recalls the story of America's chosen identity, the way it is shaped by the AngloSaxon myth, and thus recognizes how that continues to play itself out in our current reality. A moral memory does not ignore but recognizes ...

Author: Douglas Brown, Kelly

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608335404

Category: Religion


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2015-05-05 By Douglas Brown, Kelly

... the quality of an interrogation unit's ethical leadership played a decisive role in OIF I in ensuring that units ... most cases for permitting harsh treatment of detainees on moral grounds begins with variants of the “ticking time ...

Author: Major Douglas A. Pryer

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786253484

Category: History

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During Operation IRAQI FREEDOM I (OIF I), U.S. soldiers waged a desperate war against a growing insurgency. Mounting U.S. casualties became the catalyst for a hidden “war within the war.” Arrayed on one side of this secret conflict were leaders who believed that the “ends justify the means.” Opposing this camp were those who believed that U.S. soldiers do not torture because of the higher ideals to which all Americans should subscribe. This clandestine conflict was waged at every level of command, from the fields of Iraq to Washington, D.C. In this history, the adverse influence of the ends-justify-the-means camp in Iraq is charted. Conversely, interrogation operations within the largest division task force and brigade combat team of OIF I are explored to explain why most interrogators treated detainees humanely. Those deficiencies of Army doctrine, force structure, and training that enabled harsh interrogation policies to sometimes trump traditional virtues are explained. Lastly, the Army’s recent dramatic improvements with regard to interrogations are summarized and still-existing deficiencies are noted. This history concludes that the damage done by abusive interrogations will be felt for years to come—and that much work still needs to be done to ensure such damage never recurs.
2015-11-06 By Major Douglas A. Pryer

1.1 Goals 1.1.1 I have two main goals in this book.

Author: Melinda A. Roberts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048137926

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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1.1 Goals 1.1.1 I have two main goals in this book. The first is to give an account of the moral significance of merely possible persons – persons who, relative to a particular 1 circumstance, or possible future or world, could but in fact never do exist. I call that account Variabilism. My second goal is to use Variabilism to begin to address the problem of abortion. 1.1.2 We ought to do the best we can for people. And we consider this obligation to extend to people who are, relative to a world, existing or future. But does it extend to merely possible people as well? And, if it does, then does it extend to making things better for them by way of bringing them into existence? If we say that surely it doesn’t, does that then mean that our obligation to do the best we can for people does not, after all, extend to the merely possible – that the merely p- sible do not matter morally? But if the merely possible do not matter morally, then doesn’t that mean that it would be permissible for us to bring them into miserable existences – and even obligatory to do just that – in the case where bringing the merely possible into miserable existences creates additional wellbeing for existing 1 References to merely possible persons and, later on, to persons who do exist – existing persons
2010-08-09 By Melinda A. Roberts

Therefore, we must make clear the moral ground on which analysis has been founded and try to discern how that ground has changed over the last century Of analytic practice. By bringing this emergent mode of valuing into focus, ...

Author: Peter G. M. Carnochan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134903702

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Despite a half-century of literature documenting the experience and meanings of countertransference in analytic practice, the concept remains a source of controversy. For Peter Carnochan, this can be addressed only by revisiting historical, epistemological, and moral issues intrinsic to the analytic enterprise. Looking for Ground is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive understanding of countertransference on the basis of a contemporary reappraisal of just such foundational assumptions. Carnochan begins by reviewing the history of the psychoanalytic encounter and how it has been accompanied by changes in the understanding of countertransference. He skillfully delineates the complexities that underlie Freud's apparent proscription of countertransference before tracing the broadening of the concept in the hands of later theorists. Part II examines the problem of epistemology in contemporary analytic practice. The answer to this apparent quandary, he holds, resides in a contemporary appreciation of affect, which, rather than merely limiting or skewing perception, forms an essential "promontory" for human knowing. The final section of Looking for Ground takes up what Carnochan terms the "moral architecture" of psychoanalysis. Rejecting the claim that analysis operates in a realm outside conventional accounts of value, he argues that the analytic alternative to traditional moralism is not tantamount to emancipation from the problem of morality. With wide-ranging scholarship and graceful writing, Carnochan refracts the major theoretical and clinical issues at stake in contemporary psychoanalytic debates through the lens of countertransference - its history, its evolution, its philosophical ground, its moral dimensions. He shows how the examination of countertransference provides a unique and compelling window through which to apprehend and reappraise those basic claims at the heart of the psychoanalytic endeavor.
2013-06-17 By Peter G. M. Carnochan

Author: Daniel C. Maguire

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015043292047

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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of the Polish veterans were similar to discourses of other European countries.43 Former combatants would have the moral obligation to fight for enduring peace, because only they would have the moral ground to fight war.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004191860

Category: History

Page: 364

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Representing the best of cutting-edge scholarship in First World War studies, this anthology demonstrates how conversations among historians across international and cross-disciplinary boundaries enhances our understanding of this global conflict.
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