The film Chushingura embodies foundation of Japanese morality that is defined through Confucius idea of collectivism: “this moral theory is rooted in the natural order of a community” (Lai 252). This tale of bloody revenge starts with beliefs of Asano’s vassal that their lord received unreasonable death whereas Kira is escaped from punishment. This belief provokes the vassal to restore the honor of their lord by rebuilding his doomed clan (Smith 4-5). Although the vassal seems like they made urgent judicial decision of counterattacking lord Kira, they could not disregard their Samurai’s moral code (Smith 3). Confucius’ concept of morality comes in when Samurai demonstrates their dedication towards the moral code: they become selfless for their
For the Aztecs, the loss of their culture and population isn’t worth the Spanish profit. However, for the Spanish, the opposite is true. The basic complication of morality is: how do we decide what is right or wrong? Many thought processes answering this question have been developed throughout time, including consequentialism. This is the idea that if the outcome is good, the action is moral.
One of the components of maintaining a complete health record is by authenticating each entry to show authorship of entries in the document. In this Ethic Scenario III (where one of the physicians does not want to sign his individual report), it is the responsibility of the other physicians within the group to bring that to the attention of their chief or the director of Physicians so that the physician can be reprimanded and made aware of the rules and regulations that govern his refusal to sign his written/dictated report. In addition, the HIM director should remind the physician either in writing or with a telephone call that the AHIMA code of ethics II vs 2.5 emphasizes that professionals working with personal health information should
Questions of morality are abstract and extremely touchy. They are subject to enduring debates regarding its origins, nature, and limits, with no possibility of a consensus. Although the theories on morality often pursue diverse angles, among the most interesting ones that have come up in recent times revolve around the question whether human beings are born with an innate moral sense. Some scholars hold the view that humans are born with an inherent sense of morality while others believe the opposite that humans are not born with an innate moral sense holds true. By using Steven Pinker’s
I have chosen Into Thin Air for my project because the main theme of this novel is Danger and Morality. I feel as there’s danger and morality in my city and around the world, with the natural events occurring. Into Thin Air is a great work of literature because of Krakauer’s use of imagery and symbolism to describe the situation of the mountain. Also, the plot is exciting, and it leaves the reader in shock on each page. The writer tells it as it is.
The last theory is Aristotle’s virtue ethics which states that we should move from the concern towards good action and to focus on the concern with good character. This paper argues that Aristotle’s virtue ethics is better than the other ethical theories. The divine command theory says that what is morally right and what is morally wrong is determined by God and God alone. People who follow the divine command theory believe that God is the creator of all things, therefore, he must also be the creator of morally right and wrong acts.
Also stated in “The Way of the Samurai,” and “Le Morte d’ Arthur,” the codes that a samurai follows is Bushido and Chivalry, the moral code that a knight follows (Doc. E). In Bushido, a samurai keeps a state of peace between other people, but uses his weapons only when necessary. One will be respectful between father and child, older sibling to younger sibling, and husband to wife. In Chivalry, knights are to be helpful to
Not much is known about the author or year of compilation of The Tales of the Heike, a medieval Japanese epic, but it can be agreed upon that it was compiled prior to 1330. The Tales of the Heike discusses the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the Genpei War. Throughout the text, there are various instances and examples of honor within the samurai society. It was important for samurai to not only show honor on the battlefield to gain prestige and monetary rewards, but also to protect said honor against attacks. These shows of honor allowed samurai to gain social prominence in their regions and with their lords, which was another reason why it was important for samurai to not show cowardice.
This basically says that a vassal should be without fail, faithful to his lord and offer all of his knowledge and resources to him. In addition, its is written that treason and murder and other acts of the Lord are dishonorable, “theft, however, and treason and murder and whatever things are against the Lord and the catholic faith are to be required of or performed by no one”. As these social codes are written in an official document addressed to a lord it is likely that they were meant to please the lord and glorify him, rather than displease him. This might be an over exaggeration of the lord’s power over vassals. Conversely, Document eight references the importance of feudal Japan’s attitudes towards war, “It should be the primary concern of everyone to train himself unceasingly in military accomplishment.
William Golding uses the theme that humans are naturally bad at heart, in the book Lord of the Flies to highlight that without the order and respect we choose to live our daily lives with our human nature will ultimately take us into chaos and savagery. Morals are what we choose to live by, this is what keeps us accountable. Morals do not appear overnight. Overtime they are ingrained throughout our childhood. Giving us a sense of right and wrong.
Henry Kravis once said,”If you don 't have integrity, you have nothing. You can 't buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing. Morals are the principles on which one 's judgments of right and wrong are based. The morality of a person define what a person’s decisions will be, or could this be influenced by other things.
In this essay, I will briefly explain the virtue of filial piety in East Asia (China and Korea) based on the idea from Buddhism and Confucianism and focus more on how filial piety is understood and practiced in contemporary societies. In order to do so, filial piety will be examined in the deeper meanings beneath based on the ‘ice-berg model’ which is composed of causes (values), the conditions (attitudes, behaviors) and effects (contributions and implications). Causes of filial piety This is the ice-berg model that I created, we can see that there are many factors (causes) that influence our values, attitude and eventually leads to effects (our behavior and practices). The lesson from ‘ice berg model’ is that there is nothing in the world that doesn’t have reasons behind; all things are interrelated with some relationships.
Standards of morality are often complex as morality is determined by different social aspects. In The White Tiger written by Aravind Adiga, it’s difficult to judge whether the protagonist Balram’s murder of his master, Mr. Ashok, is either completely moral or immoral, because there are so many circumstances surrounding Balram’s actions. Sacrificing his family’s lives and renouncing all the things that Mr. Ashok has done for him, Balram’s murder of his employer would be considered immoral according to social standard. However, from Balram’s perspective, the murder is necessary and moral since he greatly longs to be “a man” and uses the money that he steals from his master for good purposes. Indeed, the theme of morality plays an essential role in The White Tiger; the complexity of morality is shown through Balram’s murder, which is immoral from society’s view, but moral at the same time in Balram’s situation because it can help him to have a better life and use his master’s money for the common good.
Morality is a constant negotiation between self and society in what appears to morally justified. Nothing can be truly morally justified for all, but if everyone follows their hearts into what they feel is right, then there has to be some good to come out in the
Sula’s various decisions, throughout the story, reflect her moral views while placing her at odds with Medallion citizen’s complacent ways. Fear and frightening experiences cause Sula to perform egregious actions towards herself and others without thinking of the effects that may follow. Nel further explains that Sula behaves “emotionally and irresponsibly” ” and these sorts of thoughts completely contradict Medallion’s way of life (101). While this may be the case for Sula and her community, post-modernism encourages and even supports the creation of one’s own morals understanding that every person cannot have one like moral value. Circumstances and experience shapes one’s perspective on basic moral principles and makes them change it to better
It considers that moral act itself has moral value for example telling the truth is always right even when it may cause harm or pain. This theory is based on the supposed state of nature. According to this theory humans should use their ability of reason to discover how nature is in order to determine how we should act. Golden rule is an example of natural law states that “Do unto others as you would have them do unto