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Definition Of Moral Values

DEFINITION OF MORAL VALUES. galves trade in value.

Definition Of Moral Values

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  • Value theory encompasses a range of approaches to understanding how, why, and to what degree humans should value things, whether the thing is a person, idea, object, or anything else. This investigation began in ancient philosophy, where it is called axiology or ethics.
  • (Moral value) a type of value that serves the end of human well-being, expressing the needs and legitimate expectations of others as well as ourselves. Human well-being includes being and acting fairly, and fairness is something we need and something we expect of others.
  • (moral value) a fact in relation to the requirements for life (The decision to live makes all other choices possible, so an individual’s life must be his or her ultimate value if he or she chooses to live.)


  • An exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something
  • The action or process of defining something
  • (define) specify: determine the essential quality of
  • clarity of outline; “exercise had given his muscles superior definition”
  • A statement of the exact meaning of a word, esp. in a dictionary
  • a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

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Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxsophy Matters—The Writings of Paul Kurtz
Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxsophy Matters—The Writings of Paul Kurtz
Offering a constructive ethical alternative to religion
The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization. In the absence of religion, how do thoughtful contemporary individuals find meaning and value in a secular world?
In this book, philosopher Paul Kurtz argues for a new approach that he calls eupraxsophy.
Kurtz first coined the term in 1988 to characterize a secular orientation to life that stands in contrast to religion. Derived from three ancient Greek roots, eupraxsophy literally means “good practice and wisdom.” Drawing upon philosophy, science, and ethics, eupraxsophy provides a thoroughly secular moral vision, which respects the place of human values in the context of the natural world and presents an empirically responsible yet hopeful picture of the human situation and the cosmos in which we abide.
Editor Nathan Bupp has conveniently gathered together Kurtz’s key writings about the theory and practice of eupraxsophy for the first time in this volume. Written with eloquence and scope, these incisive essays show how Kurtz’s brand of humanism moves above and beyond the current “new atheism.” Eupraxsophy successfully bridges the cultural divide between science and value and provides a genuine and constructive alternative to religion. Bupp’s informative introduction places the concept of eupraxsophy in historical perspective, showing why it is critically important, and relevant, today.

The Deep End of the Ocean

The Deep End of the Ocean
The very definition of family is contested in Ulu Grosbard’s "The Deep End of the Ocean," an engaging, often heart-wrenching drama that juxtaposes the biological and sociological definitions of family ties. As the modern parents who are forced to re-examine their values when their son disappears and, years later, returns, Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams give such magnetic performances that they elevate the film way above its middlebrow sensibility and proclivity for neat resolutions. Obviously targeted at mature, middle-aged viewers, this timely drama, Grosbard’s most technically accomplished film, should do reasonably well at the B.O. as a prestige, issue-oriented spring release.
Though veering away from the simplicity and narrative bumps that damaged Stephen Gyllenhaal’s adoption meller "Losing Isaiah" (1995), new pic is similarly compromised in its effort to please all parties involved in the current debate over the essential meaning of family.

Basically a story in which there are no winners, "Deep End" calls for deeper moral ambiguity, but in a typical Hollywood manner, last reel provides clear-cut resolution of every tension-ridden relationship: husband and wife, mother and son, brother and brother.

Based on Jacquelyn Mitchard’s popular 1996 novel, tale begins extremely well by introducing the happily married Cappadoras: Beth (Pfeiffer), a loving wife and devoted mother who’s also trying to maintain a photographic career, and hubby Pat (Williams), who dreams of opening his own restaurant. Arriving with her three small children in tow for a 15th-year high school reunion in a Chicago hotel, Beth asks her eldest, Vincent, to take care of his 3-year-old brother, Ben, while she registers. Moments later, Ben disappears, seemingly without a trace, and a frantic search begins in the crowded hotel.

Local police are responsive and helpful, assigning tenacious detective Candy Bliss (Whoopi Goldberg) to the case. In the first reel, Pfeiffer is brilliant as an anxious mother consumed with finding her lost son. Dominating scene after scene, she conveys anguish and guilt in an all-out performance that ranks with her best.

First 40 minutes provide a detailed chronicle, day by day, month by month, of the devastating effects of Ben’s disappearance on his family, particularly Beth, whose inability to cope with the crisis sends her into deep depression and creates enormous tensions with her understanding husband and children.

Story then jumps ahead nine years, when, out of the blue, a boy named Sam (Ryan Merriman) knocks on the family’s door in Chicago and offers to mow their lawn. Beth immediately recognizes him as her lost son; hysterically, she examines his moves while snapping photos of him. With the assistance of Candy, who has become a close friend over the years, it becomes clear Sam is indeed their son.

Pic’s second half details the family’s adjustment, with the requisite pitfalls and obstacles, to Sam’s presence. There’s a lovely scene in which his homecoming is celebrated in a restaurant with Italian music and dance. But Sam breaks into a Zorba-like dance, encouraging his bewildered parents and all the other guests to join him. Predictably, in due course, Sam misses his adoptive father and runs away, and Beth clashes with Pat over the issue of responsibility to the boy and their need to transcend "selfish" interests. Still feeling guilty over his negligence on the fateful day in the hotel, teenage Vincent begins having behavioral problems.

Like the aforementioned "Losing Isaiah," "Deep End" presents a hot-button issue for which there is no satisfying resolution. In the former film’s unconvincing ending, two mothers, the black biological mom and the white adoptive one, share responsibilities for their son’s education. While "Deep End" doesn’t suggest such an entirely happy coda, it does go out of its way to effect a balancing act that lacks ambiguity. The audience knows that Sam will never be as happy as he was with his adoptive father, and that his new-old biological nest also leaves much to be desired.

But whatever reservations one may have about the narrative, Grosbard’s meticulous direction is impressive. Perfs are flawless across the board, particularly Pfeiffer as the imperfect mother, Williams as the old-fashioned dad whose motto remains "Everything will be OK," and Jonathan Jackson (TV’s "General Hospital") as Vincent. Jackson shows strong potential as a romantic lead.

Playing a lesbian for the second time (after "Boys on the Side"), Goldberg excels as detective Bliss. In her opening scene, she reveals her sexual orientation to Beth in the most matter-of-fact manner, a vast improvement over gay roles as they are routinely scripted.

Coming from the theater, Grosbard has always coaxed strong performances from his handpicked casts, but "Deep End’s" technical sheen places thi

5) I am Integritous… it's my Gladiator name

5) I am Integritous... it's my Gladiator name
integrity [in′teg·rəd·ē]
(computer science)
Property of data which can be recovered in the event of its destruction through failure of the recording medium, user carelessness, program malfunction, or other mishap.

Definition of INTEGRITY: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptibility

Definition of HONESTY: fairness and straightforwardness of conduct

Definition of INTELLIGENCE : the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : reason; also : the skilled use of reason

I’ll get through this intact. Everything i had worth giving i gave to you and now…i take it back. You want to pretend like i’m the bad guy? Go ahead and know it’s just a game, because you’re not ready to be honest and accept it was your fault, that you’re the one to blame. I can’t hate you, i love you too much, but you abandoned me, you muted me, you lied to me, tried to do my head in. Read it again love, me begging you please, just for this moment be honest with me.
"and today i found that it’s been wrenched from me and some random dumped on me in exchange" the random you made, the random you gave me, did you hear yourself lie? "no, gem did" …"but apparently i get to wear that" did you think i didn’t know how it worked?
So go on and lie to yourself see how long that works. When you’re able to see yourself and all i was willing to over look maybe you’ll grow up stop lying, stop blaming others ("due to the actions of another." when you were the only one who could do it) and stand on your own two feet.

definition of moral values

A World Waiting to Be Born: Civility Rediscovered
Just as The Road Less Traveled provided hope and guidance for individuals seeking growth, this major new work by M. Scott Peck, M.D., offers a needed prescription for our deeply ailing society. Our illness is Incivility–morally destructive patterns of self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and materialism so ingrained in our routine behavior that we do not even recognize them. There is a deepening awareness that something is seriously wrong with our personal and organizational lives. Using examples from his own life, case histories, and dramatic scenarios of businesses that made a conscious decision to bring civility to their organizations , Dr. Peck demonstrates how change can be effected and how we and our organizations can be restored to health. This wise, practical, and radical book is a blueprint for achieving personal and societal well-being.