As a moral principle, dignity is fundamental to the understanding of what constitutes fair and ethical treatment. The principle of dignity is crucial in providing a basis for arguments against certain social injustices, ... More »

Moral values refer to a set of principles that guide an individual on how to evaluate right versus wrong. People generally apply moral values to justify decisions, intentions and actions, and it also defines the personal... More »

The term "moral responsibility" refers to the duty that individuals and groups have to act in accordance with the moral principles that are important to their social communities and to humanity at large. When morality is... More »

The principle of non-maleficence refers to the duty of doctors to avoid any treatment that is known as being useless or acting against the best interests of the patient. An example of a non-maleficent action is the decis... More »

In its application to law and sentencing, moral reconciliation is a form of restorative justice in which wrongdoers attempt to repair the relationship between themselves and their victims and, by doing so, achieve a mora... More »

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Moral literacy is the ability to recognize that a problem is moral in nature and to understand the varying perspectives on moral correctness. The morally literate person weighs the different responses to moral problems b... More »

Attitudes toward moral issues change as time progresses, but in 2014 a poll found Americans were most concerned about extramarital affairs, cloning of humans, polygamy and suicide. The Gallup poll reveals growing, but st... More »