Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Morality

The term “morality” can be used either

1)      descriptively to refer to some codes of conduct put forward by a society or,
 i)        some other group, such as a religion, or
ii)       accepted by a person for her own behavior or

 2)      normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specific conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons.

Morality is the differentiation of decisions, actions, and intentions that are “good” and those that are “bad”. The ideology of morality is morals. A moral code is a system of morality and a moral is any one teaching or practice within a moral code. Morality may also be particularly synonyms with “rightness”, Immorality is the active opposition, while amorality is defined as an unawareness of, disbelief in and indifference toward any set of moral principles or standards. An instance of a moral code is the Golden Rule which states that, “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.”

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