moral obligation

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an obligation arising out of considerations of right and wrong

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Yet the custom of wearing mourning is something better than a law or a usage, it is an institution somewhat akin to all moral obligations.
I suppose I'm no worse than anybody else;' or, reckless of all moral obligations, answered boldly 'Yes:' and with some irritation too, as though they would add, 'I should like to know what you see in ME, sir, particularly, to justify suspicion
And as if this avowal were not made in sufficient disregard and defiance of all moral obligations, what did Mr Snevellicci do?
In his theistic version of this approach, divine commands constitute facts of moral obligation provided that the divine-human relationship, the deity who issues commands, and the command themselves are good (252-55).
He added: "Does this mean that bookmakers have no moral obligation to those who work at racecourses to generate their product, to owners who finance the horses, to those who have bred the horses, to the trainers and stable lads who dedicate their lives to working patiently with horses?
Some field enforcement officers, especially those working patrol, believe that any officers who know they are HIV-positive have a moral obligation to inform their partners and peers.
In this sense, providing equal access to employment opportunities for people with mental retardation can be considered a moral obligation of society based on the ethical principle of beneficence.
An internalist theory of moral obligation claims that moral obligation consists in conclusive motives for action generated by a process of reasoning.
The Michigan's moral obligation pledge to replenish the DSRA to the maximum annual debt service amount in the event of a draw provides additional CE, and is the basis for the bonds' ratings.
The Malaysian central bank has called on financial institutions to step up their moral obligation when conducting their business.
We have a moral obligation to maintain political and economic stability in Europe.
Sorry, but there is no moral obligation to pay more tax than one is legally required to do so.
Although the country has no legal obligation to grant asylum to every refugee, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said it has a moral obligation to protect them from the harm they flee from.
According to Darwall, moral obligation arises from the authority each person has as a rational agent to make second-personal demands on another.
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors announced that they affirmed to engage into a moral obligation pact with Virginia Community Capital in order to render a line of credit of up to $1,000,000 to aid manage the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market.