The moral status of children

Presumably, the idea underlying this premise is that cultures would have by now converged on the objective moral truth.

Moral development

According to the moral relativist, all such attempts fail, for they all rest on premises that belong to the standpoint being defended and need not be accepted by people who do not share that point of view. Child Development, 67, Japanese and American children's evaluations of peer exclusion, tolerance of difference, and prescriptions for conformity.

A Utilitarian or other teleological theory that allows persons to be used, simply as means for some ulterior end, overlooks the status of persons as ends already. Emotion, Regulation, and Moral Development. Often, the most important kind of self-criticism involves a demand that the ideals themselves be changed, as, for instance, when the American and French revolutions articulated new egalitarian values.

Hector fought for Troy not because Troy was in the right, but because he was a Trojan.

Moral Realism

Piaget, Psychology and Education: The objection is that if we say beliefs and actions are right or wrong only relative to a specific moral standpoint, it then becomes possible to justify almost anything. The statement declared that: Moral relativism is not the only response to the perceived problems with moral objectivism.

If it merely means that most members of that culture hold that belief, then it is a somewhat grandiose and misleading way of stating a simple fact. On the other hand, an "altruistic moral aestheticism" [or, simply, "altruistic aestheticism"] is not a moral fallacy; for this only means that a person may act for the good of others if this seems good, which is unobjectionable as long as the action respects the autonomy of others, i.

The basic idea behind it is that moral relativists, whatever their official meta-ethical position, cannot avoid being implicitly committed to certain fundamental norms and values, and they presuppose this commitment in the very act of arguing for moral relativism.

For intentional harms and non-harms, however, the outcome suggests the same moral judgment as the intention. But she does not claim that she can prove that this normative standpoint is objectively superior to that of the culture outlawing homosexuality.

People who actually try to do this are often found by sensible persons to be insufferable.

The Invention Of Moral Narrative

This is a weak response, however, since the sort of self-criticism it allows is quite limited. With the decline in religious faith that is a hallmark of modernity, this foundation for morality was shaken.Immigrant students at High Point High School share personal experiences in a circle practice meant to provide a safe place for students to process their feelings and form a community.

Amongst the subjects covered are the history of children's rights, empowerment, cultural pluralism, sexual abuse, contact as a child's right, the reproduction revolution and the child's right to identity, and children's rights in the context of English law.4/5(2).

Moral Relativism. Moral relativism is the view that moral judgments are true or false only relative to some particular standpoint (for instance, that of a culture or a historical period) and that no standpoint is uniquely privileged over all others.

It has often been associated with other claims about morality: notably, the thesis that different cultures often exhibit radically different moral. Moral Development focuses on the emergence, change, and understanding of morality from infancy through adulthood.

Morality develops across a lifetime and is influenced by an individual's experiences and their behavior when faced with moral issues through different periods' physical and cognitive development. Moral Development focuses on the emergence, change, and understanding of morality from infancy through adulthood.

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