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The Principles of Morality. Unit II. What is Freedom?. The power, rooted in reason and will, to act or not to act . Just like with Peter Parker, With great power comes great responsibility. Morality Freedom makes humans moral subjects. Morality : the sinfulness or goodness of an act - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • The Principles of MoralityUnit II

  • What is Freedom?The power, rooted in reason and will, to act or not to act.

    Just like with Peter Parker,

    With great power comes great responsibility*

  • MoralityFreedom makes humans moral subjectsMorality: the sinfulness or goodness of an actHumans have inherited the wisdom and goodness of the Creator who gave humans mastery over their acts and the ability to govern themselves with a view to the TRUE and the GOOD.

    In order to believe this you must believe that there is such a thing as objective truth and good

  • Two TruthsSubjective: based on somebodys opinions or feelings rather than on facts or evidence. Ex. I think The Simpsons is way better than Family Guy OREx. Ellen DeGeneres pwns Oprah any day!

    Objective: based on facts rather than thoughts or opinions.Ex. There are 365 days in a year.

  • So based on our understanding of Morality and Objective Truth

    Is Murder Wrong?

    What would Michael Corleone or Tony Soprano say?

  • The GodfatherPart IIFredos betrayal of brother Michael

    Part IIIMichaels guilt

    Objective Truth: Murder is Wrong!

  • Immoral contrary to accepted moral principlesDepends entirely on your definition of moral (what is right and what is wrong)Ex. This pin is clearly a racist and inappropriate statement and therefore immoral in nature.

    Amoral lacking any moral standards or simply not caring about good moralsEx. The Joker

  • ConscienceThe inner voice of a person guiding a person to do good and avoid evil. Humans have in their hearts a law inscribed by God A conscience is a persons most secret core and sanctuary. There a person is alone with God whose voice echoes their depths.Conscience is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of an actConscience enables the human person to assume responsibility for the acts performed.