moral judgment

See: ethics
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And the man of maxims is the popular representative of the minds that are guided in their moral judgment solely by general rules, thinking that these will lead them to justice by a ready-made patent method, without the trouble of exerting patience, discrimination, impartiality,--without any care to assure themselves whether they have the insight that comes from a hardly earned estimate of temptation, or from a life vivid and intense enough to have created a wide fellow-feeling with all that is human.
The casuists have become a byword of reproach; but their perverted spirit of minute discrimination was the shadow of a truth to which eyes and hearts are too often fatally sealed,--the truth, that moral judgments must remain false and hollow, unless they are checked and enlightened by a perpetual reference to the special circumstances that mark the individual lot.
And it was quite true that if Hetty had been plain, she would have looked very ugly and unamiable at that moment, and no one's moral judgment upon her would have been in the least beguiled.
Some modifications the moral sentiment avails to impose, but the individual texture holds its dominion, if not to bias the moral judgments, yet to fix the measure of activity and of enjoyment.
Because the intellect qualifies in our own case the moral judgments.
Now it is apparent that matters of moral judgment are a major source of division within churches and between churches.
Such a conversation would have been based upon the assumption that Savita was a moral agent, capable of making a moral judgment for which she would be held accountable.
Specific topics include filial paths and the ordinary ethics of movement, the girls who are keen to get married, the ethics of envy avoidance in contemporary China, past suffering and present sources of moral judgment in the People's Republic of China, and the drive for success and the ethics of the striving individual.
He examines findings from moral psychology as they bear on moral judgment (Ch.
The ambiguity in Winch's text reveals that Winch's moral judgment is inconsistent, and this indicates that there is something wrong in Winch's account.
Moral judgment development across cultures: Revisiting Kohlberg's universality claims.
Our educational establishment these days, while so tolerant of and even insistent upon diversity in all other aspects of life, seems bent on eliminating diversity of moral judgment - particularly moral judgment based on religious views," Scalia opined.