Approaches for Examining Moral Issues (American Case)

  • Tamar SHIOSHVILI Dean of the Faculty of Education and Humanities, Coordinator of the American Studies Programs. Fulbright professor at the George Washington University in Washington D.C., USA in 2004-2005 years. Covered “American Studies Curriculum Design” program for professors in Washington D.C., USA in 2001. Initiated the American Studies B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. English programs first time in Georgia at the International Black Sea University (2002, 2006, 2008, 2013). Covered English Language Study program for professors: “Teaching Methodology, British Life and Culture” at the University of Leeds, Great Britain. Ph.D. in Philological Sciences (Lexicology)-Morris Torres Institute, Moscow, 1979 Teaches courses: American Culture and Society; American Multicultural Studies; American Women’s History; Women’s Studies in the US. Author of numerous scientific works.
Keywords: consequences, cultural relativism, moral, obligations

Abstract

Moral judgments of other cultures are applicable when they are based on understanding and thoughtful analysis. Despite the doubt, that moral prescriptions (“ought” statements) are illogical, such prescriptions have been made throughout history, and are still made by reputable organizations; and even more, the basis of right desire supports important foundation in logic, and together with the principle of contradiction helps us to consider ethical analysis with assurance. In this article we’ll try to construct upon that ground.
The standard we will need for judging morality of actions is one-acceptable to men and women of different moral prospects; and reflects the precepts that most ethical systems have in common. Such a standard will free us from preinvented rendering, and raise our dialogue to a more objective level.

Published
03-02-2016
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