Section 8 can therefore introduce their unification under autonomy of the will as "the sole principle of all moral laws
[das alleinige Princip aller moralischen Gesetze].
As will be seen, Murphy's discussion makes considerable use of explanans-centered considerations--particularly in determining the way moral laws
must be explained, given certain facts about God's existence and nature.
Even more unfortunately, the media (including some Catholic media) have given the impression that moral laws
are the outcome of "public opinion polls.
I do think there are moral laws
as defined above, although I also think that most, if not all, of them hold true only ceteris paribus.
Canada's Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin seems, however, to have a superior insight into such universal "truths" and moral laws
It is a pity that politicians can only refer to the Bible when wanting to score politically and not seeking guidance from its pages when passing moral laws
which affect us all.
A devout Catholic husband and father, the Jack Ryan portrayed in Clancy's novels is capable of ruthlessness in defending his home and country, but in all things he strives to follow the moral laws
prescribed by the Bible and Christian tradition.
He seems to believe in neither God nor absolute and universal moral laws
, and ends up getting mixed up in the problem of human free will--the existence of which he denies.
True, the Jesus in the Bible called for mercy to sinners and outcasts; yet he also advocated strict adherence to the Old Testament moral laws
, which, by the way, condemned homosexuals along with adulterers and murderers.
Langum's major point, however, is not to illuminate transformations in sexuality but to demonstrate the dangers of coercive moral laws
A "Moral Law
Theory" is defined as "any view that regards moral reasoning as consisting entirely of the bringing of concrete cases under moral laws
or rules that specify 'the right thing to do' in a given instance" (p.
The introduction of a critical or creative element into moral cognition--primarily by recalling the metaphoric morphology of reality and experience--is a welcome corrective to the received tradition that saw morality as "nothing more than a system of universal moral laws
or rules that come from the essence of reason" (2).
The very negativity of the Real that destabilizes the individual subject can also be used as the locus for demonstrating the instability and arbitrariness, not of Symbolic Order or Law in general (for even if unstable and arbitrary, Symbolic Order is obviously indispensable to semiotic representation and to that extent inescapable), but of the particular shape that that Order takes in the juridical and moral laws
of any given culture.
The goal of cultivating sympathy in that sort of case is to bring one's sensible nature into closer conformity with reason, in order to approach Kant's ideal of "thoroughly liking to fulfill all moral laws
An agent's moral maxims are instances of universally quantified propositions that could serve as moral laws