Are there situations in which a very tightly competitive market makes it genuinely infeasible to obey an under-enforced law? Such decisions, however, must be made cautiously and with due recognition of the ethical implications of breaking laws and breaching contracts.
A baby who has not yet grown in maturity enough to understand that certain actions are right or wrong, is not under moral obligation. Human laws frequently answer needs that are relevant to a given period of time and for a specific circumstance.
Thus, positive law derived from natural law has necessarily gives rise to a duty to obey the law even where the law would be morally optional.
We will show three things: Closest to our own stance is that of Laura Graham One key for us was her cogent statement of the following: American Anthropologist 91 4: Choosing Agape love as the mindset and rejecting selfishness as a mind set. In order to accomplish this non-neutrality, sympathy and compassion must be accompanied by a strong commitment to fairness, a concept described in depth above.
One was an agape love goal and the other was a selfish goal. Indeed, the perspective is complete when the internal point of view of those subjects to the law acknowledges there are reasons for obeying the laws which gives rise to an obligation. As much as it is true that children should feel grateful for what their parents have done for them, it is frankly odd to claim grown-ups owe obedience to their parents.
In retrospect it becomes clear that this resulted in an unfair situation in which those with access to transportation were able to leave the city while those who did not remained, for the most part, stranded.
According to Aquinas, we have to foster just institutions: The right thing to do is to report your income honestly and pay the tax. Seen in this context, it becomes more obvious how each level of thought structures the subsequent level thus ensuring that moral and ideal content are not lost or ignored as the humanitarian organization moves to implement its program.
It is our contention that aid organizations, across the board, are primarily accountable to aid recipients, to the people on whose lives they have the greatest impact and for whom their services are intended. It is a vital task. Thus debates regarding human rights are, in essence, debates over which morals should be universally recognized.
While conducting a workshop on corporate values for senior executives of a Fortune company, I once suggested that promise-keeping was a central aspect of trustworthiness, that there is an ethical as well as a legal responsibility to keep commitments.
The third source of moral obligation is moral principle, a standard of conduct that exists irrespective of laws or agreements. The standards of trustworthiness and honor do not change the moment one enters corporate headquarters.
A comparison has often been made between the argument of gratitude and the one a child must express towards its parents. Every moral being knows that it is right to make a choice that will result in the best end in any situation.At the core of the legal analysis is whether there is a moral obligation.
You do not create a moral obligation with one phone call to an agent, nor with two or even 10 phone calls. Nor does one or a dozen emails create any kind of obligation. Articles. 4 Apr Some legal philosophers argue that there a general moral obligation to obey the law- that the fact that a law demands certain behaviour should be morally important to us regardless of what the law actually says.
Though from an ethical perspective there is no doubt that we have a moral obligation to keep our promises, many people in business and politics do not accept this moral duty. instead, they believe that it is proper, maybe even. Moral obligation extends to sensibility, emotions, and conscience which make the outward actions and even if the feelings are not there is still a principle that outward actions must be for an ultimate end which has intrinsic value for all moral beings.
It seems there is no reasonable moral obligation to obey a law simply because it is a law. Laws are codes of conduct made by men (and/or women. To the question ‘What is the basis of moral obligation?’, argues that there is no general answer. It is improper to imply that all right acts are right for the same reason.
Before defending this view, considers two possible grounds for moral obligation: 1) the goodness of the effects of an action, and 2) the goodness of the act itself.Download