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In general, the concept of core values conflates the logically distinct utilitarian and virtue moral systems.
She posits an integral connection between feelings, behavior, and moral systems and explores that connection in the lives of girls; young, unmarried women; wives and mothers; and older widows.
Her use of the past takes three significant forms: (1) she draws upon history to give her magical world its appearance and customs; (2) she employs her characters' pasts to add to her dramatic portrayal of events; and (3) she develops a moral system that updates ethical principles with a very rich history of their own.
Saint-Simon's three moral systems would have a direct influence on Comte's "Law of Three Stages.
Examining the cycles of women's lives from childhood into puberty, through adulthood (with and without male partners, with and without children), into old age, Saxton shows the "lifelong interrelationship among women's behavior, feelings, and the moral system designed to control them.
Every moral system undertakes to determine what is right and wrong, good and evil, and desires that its worshippers act so that one may be done and the other avoided.
A moral system is important for regulating behavior.
Nearly every moral system begins with the presupposition that all members of a community are of equal worth.
Applied to civil justice, would any sound moral system establish different rights and responsibilities for the powerful rich than for the powerless poor, or permit corporations to reap unjust profits by denying redress to wrongfully injured citizens?
Short of all this, important elements of the traditional moral system will survive and continue to war with the new democratizing tendencies.
In Karma and Redemption Hogg believes that he has uncovered a fundamental contrast between Hinduism and Christianity: Hinduism affirms an almost mechanically judicial universe, while Christianity understands the world as a moral system in which the consequences of actions affect not only the individual but also the broader community and environment, and in which the cycle can be broken by forgiveness and by grace.