We have considered ethical choice, but given little attention to the way that permeate society and form . «Making a choice» and «observing» (or not) are two entirely different aspects of the human use of values (or of the way that values use humans).
Society contains function is to sustain society by ensuring that its members act to ensure its survival and coherence.. Their
These institutions are termed «natural» because they spontaneously emerge in any community. Within, they allow us to exist as ( ), providing and sustaining both a personal identity and a communal identity.
Natural Moral Institutions derive from… the various approaches to sustaining personal (i.e. psychological) existence or identity i.e. arguably they do not belong primarily to but to as proposed in the diagram.
The 7 institutions are listed below. Their nature and distinctiveness can be grasped using the following simple schema:
Work out the details for each and then click to check the propositions:
—provides ceremonial respect, and is concerned with appearance, dining, speech (i.e. sensory focus).
—provides conformity, and is concerned with sex, aggression, work, alcohol, drugs, money (i.e. vital/body focus).
—provides energy, and is concerned with any quality or aspect of a society that enables attachment (i.e. emotional focus).
—provides order, and is concerned with claims, duties, powers, disabilities, privileges, immunities, liabilities (i.e. individual focus).
—provides virtue, and is concerned with handling personal and social relationships (i.e. relational focus) to
—provides stability, and is concerned with maintaining peace, order, justice, freedom and the common good (i.e. social focus)
—provides meaning,and is concerned with mysteries of existence—especially evil, suffering, and God (i.e. transpersonal focus)
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[ ] as a practical entity has a place in the framework for where it is responsible for delivering the values, especially , of [ ].
as an ethical entity has a different place within taxonomy in the framework for (i.e. it is the provisional formal-name for: ).
This is not surprising. Governing and government are products of human nature and intrinsic to human endeavour due to their necessity for group control. Anymust be wholly embedded within the of its society. That is why, despite 's potential for good, it has caused an immense amount of harm through the millennia.
Any moral context —which is the present focus ( ).and its proposed operate within its society's
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Originally posted: July 2009; Last updated: 12 June 2014.