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THE NORMS OF MORALITY ACCORDING TO SCHOLASTIC PHILOSOPHY AND TRADITIONAL ETHICS
Transcript of THE NORMS OF MORALITY ACCORDING TO SCHOLASTIC PHILOSOPHY AND TRADITIONAL ETHICS
What is Ethics?
Ethics is not only concerned with the study of what is right or wrong in our human conduct. It also investigates how man ought to behave in a very concrete situation
The Norms of Morality According to the Scholastic Philosophy.
What is Morality ?
Quality of a thing manifesting its conformity or non-conformity with its norms or criteria.
norms are called
"Dictates of reason".
R. Gula definition of Morality
Criteria of judgment about the sort of persons we ought to be and the sort of actions we ought to perform.
Human Conduct Norms Ethical Principles,
Rules, among others (Informity or Non-conformity
Judgement (Moral or Immoral)
Norms of Morality
Proximate norm of morality.
Judgment before an action is done
Judgment after an act is done.
Inner Peace or Remorse
Judges things truly as they are.
Knowledge and sense of responsibility
Considers bad acts as good and good acts as bad.
Invincible/Inculpable – agent is without fault or knowledge
Vincible/culpable – agent’s fault
Subjective certainty of the legality of particular actions to be done or to be omitted.
Person is not certain about a moral judgment.
Sees wrong where there is none.
Fails to see wrong where there is wrong.
Remote norm of morality.
A knife is for cutting things into pieces.
Ultimate norm of morality.
St. Thomas Aquinas
"The divine wisdom directing all actions and movements"
"The divine reason or will of God commanding the natural order of things be preserved and forbidding that it be disturbed."
for Scholastic Philosophers
Eternal law is the only one criterion in evaluating the human act
The 3 norms of morality must be able to guide our business decision making process.
Common sense directs that the dictates of reason should be enough to guide our evaluation of our actions
Ms. Princess Meyann C. Ala