Moral behaviour

Good ethics involves at least two things: identifying intelligently and discernibly what is worthwhile or valuable, and finding ways to distribute that good fairly (Frankena 1973). The need for ethics arose from conflict…what is yours, mine or ours. It is the difference between how people do act and how people ought to act.

1 What did the Pope know about the Holocaust? | DW Documentary


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16 dec. 2020

The Vatican opened once-secret records on Pope Pius XII on March 2020. This gave researchers a brand new insight into the Catholic Church during the Nazi era. What did the Pope know about the Holocaust?

Pius XII, born Eugenio Pacelli, is one of the most controversial figures in recent church history. New archive material sheds light on his career and politics. As ambassador of the Holy See in Germany and Cardinal Secretary of State of the Vatican, Pacelli witnessed Hitler’s rise to power. He was elected Pope in 1939, just months before the start of World War II. But what role did he play during the Holocaust? Many accuse him of shirking his responsibilities; of complicit silence while minorities were murdered, especially the Jewish.

Just days after the archives opened, church historian Hubert Wolf discovered a document describing the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. Pope Pius XII read the paper on 27 September 1942, but its contents were never published. Nor were the notes in the margins by members of the Secretariat of State. But the Vatican claimed for decades that nothing was kept from the public.

Defenders of Pius XII say he acted in secret to save the lives of many Jews. Thousands were hidden in church institutions, and the Roman Curia helped them to escape abroad. But the credibility of the Roman Curia during the Holocaust is now at stake, with many still unanswered questions. Why did Pius XII not join the Allies’ protest in December 1942 against the extermination of the Jews?


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2 Prince Andrew’s Most Controversial Scandals (His Spending & Epstein) | Fergie & Andrew | Channel 5


1 dec. 2020

Prince Andrew has many controversial scandals reported about him. The most notorious of these is his friendship with Jeffery Epstein. In the royal documentary ‘Fergie & Andrew: The Duke and Duchess of Disaster’ we see the way the press has criticised Prince Andrews controversial lifestyle.

3 The Prince Andrew Interview Deleted Scenes


In première gegaan op 20 nov. 2019

100% raw. unaltered. uncensored. thanks for watching!

4 SPECIAL REPORT: The prince who holds secrets


2 jul. 2020

This Sky News Australia special investigation probes the connection between the British royal family and one of the biggest scandals in the world.
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5 Seeing red (2013) – A fiery interview with Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York | 60 Minutes Australia


3 mei 2018

In her first interview in eight years, Sarah Ferguson – the Duchess of York sat down with 60 Minutes and revealed two very different sides to her personality – ‘Sarah’ and ‘Bad Fergie’ (her description, not ours!)
For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Allison Langdon, Tara Brown, Charles Wooley, Liam Bartlett and Tom Steinfort look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.

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6 Determining Moral Behavior


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21 dec. 2018

Our principles of right and wrong form a framework for the way we live our lives. But where do these principles come from? Ethical systems provide the answer to the question of why something is wrong or right.

An ethical system is a structured set of principles that defines what is moral. Ethics of virtue is the ethical system that bases ethics largely upon character and possession of virtues.

One difficulty with the ethics of virtue is in judging the primacy of moral virtues. The natural law ethical system holds that there is a universal set of rights and wrongs that is like many religious beliefs, but without reference to a specific supernatural figure.

Honesty and fair dealings are always prioritized over other values. A deontological ethical system is one that is concerned solely with the inherent nature of the act being judged.

The core elements of any deontological or duty-based ethical system are the importance placed on intention, and the use of a predetermined set of principles to judge morality rather than an evaluation of the consequences of an act. A teleological ethical system judges the consequences of an act.

The difference between ethical formalism and rule utilitarianism is that the actions themselves are judged right or wrong depending on the motives behind them under ethical formalism, whereas utilitarianism looks to the long-term consequences of the prescribed rules to determine their morality. Ethics of care is the ethical system that defines good as meeting the needs of others and preserving and enriching relationships.

Peacemaking justice is an ancient approach to justice that includes the concepts of compassion and care, connectedness, and mindfulness. To summarize, the ethics-of-care approach identifies the needs of all individuals in any ethical situation and attempts to maximize them. It is different from utilitarianism, however, in that one person cannot be sacrificed for others. Also, there is an attempt to resolve situations through human relationships and a sense that decisions should come from compassion rather than attention to rights or duties.

Egoism is the ethical system that defines the pursuit of self-interest as a moral good. But if it is true that humans are naturally selfish and self-serving, one can also point to examples that indicate that humans are also altruistic and self-sacrificing. One thing seems clear: when individuals are caught doing illegal acts, or acts that violate their professional codes of ethics, or acts that harm others, it is usually only egoism that can justify their behavior.

The imperative principle directs a decision maker to act according to a specific, unbending rule. The utilitarian principle determines the ethics of conduct by the good or bad consequences of the action.

The generalization principle is based on this question: “What would happen if all similar persons acted this way under similar circumstances?” Understanding how ethical decisions are made is critical to law enforcement professionals.

Ethical relativism describes the position that what is good or bad changes depending on the individual or group, and that there are no moral absolutes. Absolutism, as previously discussed, is the position that, if something is wrong, it is always wrong.

Universalism is a similar concept in that it is the position that what is considered wrong is wrong for all people for all time and if one wants to perform a certain act, one would have to agree that anyone else should be able to do it as well. Situational ethics is the philosophical position that although there are a few universal truths, different situations call for different responses; therefore, some action can be right or wrong depending on situational factors.

Moral pluralism is the concept that there are fundamental truths that may dictate different definitions of what is moral in different situations. Interestingly, situational ethics seems to be entirely consistent with the ethics of care, especially when one contrasts this ethical system with a rule-based, absolutist system. In the ethics of care, you will recall, each individual is considered in the equation of what would be the “good.”

The selling of the goods provided income and ostensibly coincided with moral behaviour.
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Impairment of social and moral behaviour related to early damage in human prefrontal cortex.
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Thus, teaching respect and moral behaviour through pension sharing becomes an undertaking with almost political overtones.
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In this discussion, he assumes that the main motive to moral behaviour is our desire for the approval of others.
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The close link between these and moral behaviour is clear.
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Vernacular literature was to limit itself to moral behaviour and to the teaching of proper religious practices, especially the sacraments, and first and foremost confession.
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Moral behaviour will often mean promoting some kind of order, but actors may still have to make choices between different sorts of order.
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Such a fix would greatly reduce the significance of moral behaviour in this life, contrary to a key presupposition of the system.
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But he worries about the implications of this for the stability of moral behaviour in a fameoriented society and invokes some considerations designed to allay that concern.
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Although moral behaviour is not a matter of fame, it may still attract esteem and it may still be supported by people’s desire to be esteemed.
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True religious belief, deeply wedded to moral behaviour, makes the subject fun.
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It affects their moral outlook, their moral behaviour and their conduct in general.
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I know that there have been frequent complaints about the degeneration of moral behaviour.
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It is not right to accept different standards of moral behaviour because of environmental circumstances.
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It does not consider moral behaviour, effects or anything like that.
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Some even tell us how we should think, and some dictate our moral behaviour.
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You simply cannot take moral behaviour for granted and it needs redefining, re-exploring and nurturing again and again.
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There is a philosophical distinction between the moral behaviour of individuals and the behaviour of social groups.
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Policies are designed to influence moral behaviour where it is in the national interest that they should do so.
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Currently, for instance, demands are being made for strict moral behaviour on the part of public figures.
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Notably, early, often religious-based, notions of honour and honourable behaviour were reproduced under liberal, anti-clerical governments in the nineteenth century as codes for moral behaviour and honourable reputation.
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Thus, moral behaviour is sustained by the value of reputation, which in turn depends on there being a network of associations, so that contraventions of morality become generally known.
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These are the very real problems we are setting before youth when we relax our laws governing social obligations and standards of moral behaviour.
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7 Just For Laughs: Gags – Unbreakable Cell Phone Case


19 apr. 2018