Free will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action. It is
closely linked ... The underlying questions are whether we have control over our
actions, and .... Other forms ...
Sep 16, 2003 ... First, his conception of happiness differs in significant ways from ordinary views.
... Third, in crucial texts Plato's moral ideals appear both austere and ...... that
consists in the control of the better part of the pleasures and desires of the ... The
identification of justice, the excellence that is left over, ...
Feb 23, 2004 ... Thus, at the heart of Kant's moral philosophy is a conception of reason ... often
populate the works of moral philosophers, that is, someone who doubts that ....
Throughout his moral works, Kant returns time and again to the question ..... An
imperative that applied to us in virtue of our desiring some end would ...
Here is the horse's mouth himself, Aristotle, discussing the nature of moral virtue,
... The person who is not morally virtuous is sometimes ruled by his or her ... or
doing the act one exercises, exhibits or develops a morally vicious character. ....
and intermediate dispositions--through repeated activity and experience over
Regarding parental obligations, the focus in what follows will be on moral ... have
a moral obligation to her child to provide her with experiences such as musical ...
is the idea that parental authority over children is in an important sense, limitless.
..... If the state exercises excessive control in this realm of human life, the par...
exercising control over our own life, including internal fears and false con-
sciousness. ... do what we want also implies being in a position to exercise
control in order ... which, according to Taylor, has to do with the idea that people
do not have .... weight to the securing of each person's right to realise him/herself
True Morality - Rational Principles for Optimal Living ... oppose our legitimate
desire for personal happiness or offer supposedly ideal, but impractical solutions.
... Furthermore, each individual really only controls his own morality - others can
.... It is certain within the context of our experience, knowledge and cognitive
Out of a very basic desire to seek rewards and avoid punishments, ... Power is
the ability of one person to exert influence or control over the behavior of another.
... to an individual's perception of the reward structure and his/her rightful portion
of it. ... The idea was that hard work benefits the individual and the nation, whi...
Thus, on the one hand, as a creature he experiences his limitations in a multitude
of ... convinced that the future rule of man over the earth will satisfy every desire
of his heart. .... aside from blind choice and strive to be guided by the objective
norms of morality. .... In her loyal devotion to God and men, the Church has
[published in Peter Singer and His Critics, ed. by Dale Jamieson (Oxford: ....
humans but also assigns all human persons an equal fundamental moral status
.... status, proclaims that tall is better than short, and identifies beings over six feet
tall as .... an iron disposition to desire only to exercise the capacities that issue in