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 »

The three core Confucian principles are filial piety, humaneness and ritual. These values permeate Chinese culture and everyday life, and also influenced cultures of neighboring people, such as the Japanese and Koreans. More »

The two main principles that form the base for Confucianism are Jen and Li. However, it is important to note there are six basic principles in Confucianism, and Jen and Li are the two most prominent. 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 » World View Philosophy Ethics

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 »