The Moral Premise

It is a principle that has been passed down from ancient times. It is a principle that modern research has shown is in all great stories that connect with audiences. If you ignore this principle, your story is doomed.

Author: Stanley D. Williams

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123300712

Category: Performing Arts

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'The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success' reveals the foundational concept at the heart of all successful box office movies and other stories. It is a principle that has been passed down from ancient times. It is a principle that modern research has shown is in all great stories that connect with audiences. If you ignore this principle, your story is doomed. But if you consistently apply it to each character, scene, and dramatic beat, it is the principle that will empower your storytelling, and illuminate all the other techniques you bring to the craft. It is the guiding principle of writing that allows films and all stories to be great.

Anatomy of a Premise Line

How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success Jeff Lyons. 7. THE. MORAL. PREMISE. The moral basis of a story will make or break any ...

Author: Jeff Lyons

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317558958

Category: Art

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If a story is going to fail, it will do so first at the premise level. Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success is the only book of its kind to identify a seven-step development process that can be repeated and applied to any story idea. This process will save you time, money, and potentially months of wasted writing. So whether you are trying to write a feature screenplay, develop a television pilot, or just trying to figure out your next story move as a writer, this book gives you the tools you need to know which ideas are worth pursuing. In addition to the 7-step premise development tool, Anatomy of a Premise Line also presents a premise and idea testing methodology that can be used to test any developed premise line. Customized exercises and worksheets are included to facilitate knowledge transfer, so that by the end of the book, you will have a fully developed premise line, log line, tagline, and a completed premise-testing checklist. Here is some of what you will learn inside: Ways to determine whether or not your story is a good fit for print or screen Case studies and hands-on worksheets to help you learn by participating in the process Tips on how to effectively work through writer’s block A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/lyons) with additional worksheets, videos, and interactive tools to help you learn the basics of perfecting a killer premise line

Today s Moral Issues

The second premise , in contrast , is evaluative . It speaks of how things ought to be ... Moral arguments typically have both moral and factual premises .

Author: Daniel A. Bonevac

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 0767420209

Category: Applied ethics

Page: 605

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Suitable for contemporary moral problems courses, this work provides theoretical readings related to the contemporary issues readings that follow: students connect theory and practice, thereby making the theory relevant. It also lends a historical perspective with its inclusion of selections by philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant, and Locke.

Today s Moral Issuse

But there are striking similarities in moral codes across the globe. ... Moral arguments typically have both moral and factual premises.

Author: Bonevak

Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company

ISBN: 0767406133

Category: Social Science

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The Moral Rights of Animals

Moral-agency-based theories of rights are variants on what might be called ... Regan interprets Cohen as offering this moral premise as a response to the ...

Author: Mylan Engel Jr.

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498531917

Category: Philosophy

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Edited by Mylan Engel Jr. and Gary Lynn Comstock, this book employs different ethical lenses, including classical deontology, libertarianism, commonsense morality, virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and the capabilities approach, to explore the philosophical basis for the strong animal rights view, which holds that animals have moral rights equal in strength to the rights of humans, while also addressing what are undoubtedly the most serious challenges to the strong animal rights stance, including the challenges posed by rights nihilism, the “kind” argument against animal rights, the problem of predation, and the comparative value of lives. In addition, contributors explore the practical import of animal rights both from a social policy standpoint and from the standpoint of personal ethical decisions concerning what to eat and whether to hunt animals. Unlike other volumes on animal rights, which focus primarily on the legal rights of animals, and unlike other anthologies on animal ethics, which tend to cover a wide variety of topics but only devote a few articles to each topic, this volume focuses exclusively on the question of whether animals have moral rights and the practical import of such rights. The Moral Rights of Animals will be an indispensable resource for scholars, teachers, and students in the fields of animal ethics, applied ethics, ethical theory, and human-animal studies, as well as animal rights advocates and policy makers interested in improving the treatment of animals.

Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

They start with the observation that while many doubt that purely empirical claims can entail any moral claim, moral premises often appear to have empirical ...

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198805076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work in the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship being done in the field. Its broad purview includes work being done at the intersections of ethical theory with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. The essays included in the series provide an excellent basis for understanding recent developments in the field; those who would like to acquaint themselves with the current state of play in metaethics would do well to start here.

Moral Knowledge

Therefore , we have a duty to do act X . Now it is admitted all around that the conclusion of this argument does not follow deductively from its premises .

Author: Oliver A. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015002731654

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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As its title indicates, this book is concerned with two different fields of philosophy, ethics and epistemology. The bulk of the argument is devoted to epistemological questions, as these arise within the context of morality. Hence, the conclusions I reach could probably best be described as prolegomena to the elaboration of a theory of ethics. I have plans, which I hope will be realized in the next few years, of elaborating such a theory. I started work on Moral Knowledge in the summer of 1958 with the help of a University Faculty Fellowship, for which I am most grateful. of the research for the book, as well as a good bit of its writing, Much was done in two libraries, The University Library, Berkeley, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Members of the staffs of both libraries, by their courtesy and helpfulness, lightened immeasurably the task of my research. lowe a special debt of gratitude to four people-to Mr.

Ethical Theory

of comparable moral significance is deceptive . ... The first premise is the substantive moral premise on which the argument rests , and I have tried to ...

Author: Heimir Giersson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551112922

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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This anthology is designed for use as a brief introduction to ethical theory. Included are sections on various forms of ethical theory: Ethical Relativism; Divine Command Theory; Egoism; Consequentialism; Deontology; Justice; Virtue Ethics; and Feminist Ethics. Each section includes two or three of the most important and interesting contributions to the field, together with brief introductions by the editors. A final section, Theories in Practice, consists of five selections on the issues of abortion, world poverty, and affirmative action.

Moral Knowledge

... premise about what ought to be” (2011:17). As Dworkin notes, Hume's principle has traditionally been thought to bolster the case for moral skepticism, ...

Author: Sarah McGrath

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198805410

Category: Ethics

Page: 240

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Compared to other kinds of knowledge, how fragile is our knowledge of morality? Does knowledge of the difference between right and wrong fundamentally differ from knowledge of other kinds, in that it cannot be forgotten? What makes reliable evidence in fundamental moral convictions? And what are the associated problems of using testimony as a source of moral knowledge? Sarah McGrath provides novel answers to these questions and many others, as she investigates the possibilities, sources, and characteristic vulnerabilities of moral knowledge. She also considers whether there is anything wrong with simply outsourcing moral questions to a moral expert and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the method of equilibrium as an account of how we make up our mind about moral questions. Ultimately, McGrath concludes that moral knowledge can be acquired in any of the ways in which we acquire ordinary empirical knowledge. Our efforts to acquire and preserve such knowledge, she argues, are subject to frustration in all of the same ways that our efforts to acquire and preserve ordinary empirical knowledge are.

New Waves in Metaethics

In the Decalogue example, it is not the non-moral premises alone that ... but rather the non-moral premises in combination with the moral premise, R2, ...

Author: Michael S. Brady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230294899

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Metaethics occupies a central place in analytical philosophy, and the last forty years has seen an upsurge of interest in questions about the nature and practice of morality. This collection presents original and ground-breaking research on metaethical issues from some of the very best of a new generation of philosophers working in this field.

The Journal of Critical Analysis

... the question of added premises , and whether these are factual or moral . ... not morally obligate him — unless we add the moral premise that Jones has ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112106993204

Category: Education

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Picturing the Human The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch

61 In the above example, the premise "what is customary is right" is exposed as a concealed assumption that may invalidate a moral argument made on its ...

Author: Maria Antonaccio Assistant Professor of Religion Bucknell University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198030195

Category: Literary Criticism

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Iris Murdoch has long been known as one of the most deeply insightful and morally passionate novelists of our time. This attention has often eclipsed Murdoch's sophisticated and influential work as a philosopher, which has had a wide-ranging impact on thinkers in moral philosophy as well as religious ethics and political theory. Yet it has never been the subject of a book-length study in its own right. Picturing the Human seeks to fill this gap. In this groundbreaking book, author Maria Antonaccio presents the first systematic and comprehensive treatment of Murdoch's moral philosophy. Unlike literary critical studies of her novels, it offers a general philosophical framework for assessing Murdoch's thought as a whole. Antonaccio also suggests a new interpretive method for reading Murdoch's philosophy and outlines the significance of her thought in the context of current debates in ethics. This vital study will appeal to those interested in moral philosophy, religious ethics, and literary criticism, and grants those who have long loved Murdoch's novels a closer look at her remarkable philosophy.

The Ethics of Refugee Policy

It is the general moral premises from which one reasons that contain the conception of moral duty. While it is possible that an agent could employ reason to ...

Author: Christina Boswell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351890472

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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What duties do liberal democratic states owe to refugees? Does international refugee law impose unfeasible demands on states? This highly original contribution explores what theories of international ethics have to say about refugee policy. It advances an innovative critique of prevalent liberal approaches, showing how their assumptions about moral agency create unfeasible expectations about international justice. It sets out an alternative theory, showing how this could be more adept at mobilizing commitment to refugee rights. The volume will be of interest not just to scholars and students of applied ethics, but also to those more generally interested in debates on refugee and migration policy. It presents a clear and thorough discussion of liberal political theory and its application to questions of international justice, and provides insights into the philosophical sources of debates on liberal versus restrictive approaches to refugee policy.

Harvard Educational Review

Here A is offering B a moral justification for his rule , not just a motive for obeying it . Moreoever , A's argument has at least one theological premise ...

Author: Howard Eugene Wilson

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007852697

Category: Education

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"The Harvard Educational Review is a journal of opinion and research in the field of education. Articles are selected, edited, and published by an editorial board of graduate students at Harvard University. The editorial policy does not reflect an official position of the Faculty of Education or any other Harvard faculty."-- Volume 81, Number 2, Summer 2011

The Moral Life

If we add this premise to the two that I have given in the sample argument ... Now the 'ought' in this premise is just as clearly a moral 'ought' as that in ...

Author: Oliver Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000081206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

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Originally published in 1969, this book challenges the view among many 20th Century philosophers that no cogent arguments could be found capable of providing support for the normative pronouncements of practical morality. The book asserts that this conclusion is mistaken and the result of basic deficiencies endemic in the logical structure of traditional ethics. The volume develops an argument whose logical structure is quite different from the ways of reasoning that have dominated the history of Western ethics and which allows answers to such primary questions of practical morality such as ‘How ought we as moral beings to act?’

Moral Issues in Business

If a nonconsequentialist regards any of these as comparable in moral ... The first premise is the substantive moral premise on which the argument rests ...

Author: William H. Shaw

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ISBN: IND:30000021410687

Category: Administración de empresas

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A comprehensive survey of business ethics. A combination of text-anthology-casebook exposes students to the practical skills that should enable them to relate ethics to today's business situations.

Ethics for Medical Imaging Professionals

The premises in these arguments are both moral and factual, ... Therefore, if Z is true, it is permissible to do Y. Proposition 1 is a moral premise.

Author: CE4RT.com

Publisher: CE4RT

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Category: Medical

Page: 198

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This eBook is an in depth discussion of Medical Ethics for Radiologic Technologists. In particular, the ethics of application of X-ray to the human body, X-ray administration, X-ray management, and what social and legal issues surround those practices. Radiology professionals reading this book may be eligible for continuing education credits. See inside for details. Topics include; OVERVIEW OF MEDICAL ETHICS AND ARRT STANDARDS THE MORAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE PATIENT– PROVIDER RELATIONSHIP THEORIES OF MEDICAL ETHICS: THE PHILOSOPHICAL STRUCTURE A DEFINITION OF MEDICAL ETHICS ROOTS OF ETHICS TRADITIONAL ETHICAL THEORIES BRANCHES OF MEDICAL ETHICS APPLIED MEDICAL ETHICS THEORIES CLINICAL ETHICS THEORIES EVOLUTION OF CLINICAL ETHIC CLINICAL ETHICS RESEARCH AND TEACHING ISSUES IN CLINICAL ETHICS PRECEDENT SETTING CASESEMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON MEDICAL ETHICS RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

Metaphilosophy and Free Will

In this chapter I use the Humean principle that one cannot deduce a moral conclusion from a set of non-moral premises {Treatise, III, I, I) to support the ...

Author: Richard Double

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195355415

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Why is debate over the free will problem so intractable? In this broad and stimulating look at the philosophical enterprise, Richard Double uses the free will controversy to build on the subjectivist conclusion he developed in The Non-Reality of Free Will (OUP 1991). Double argues that various views about free will--e.g., compatibilism, incompatibilism, and even subjectivism--are compelling if, and only if, we adopt supporting metaphilosophical views. Because metaphilosophical considerations are not provable, we cannot show any free will theory to be most reasonable. Metaphilosophy and Free Will deconstructs the free will problem and, by example, challenges philosophers in other areas to show how their philosophical argumentation can succeed.

From the Bottom Up

One might think that certain, minimum, basic moral premises can be established, but that their proper application may vary widely among cultures.

Author: Kent Greenawalt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190606947

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Kent Greenawalt's From the Bottom Up constitutes a collection of articles and essays written over the last five decades of his career. They cover a wide range of topics, many of which address ties between political and moral philosophy and what the law does and should provide. A broad general theme is that in all these domains, what really is the wisest approach to difficult circumstances often depends on the particular issues involved and their context. Both judges and scholars too often rely on abstract general formulations to provide answers. A notable example in political philosophy was the suggestion of the great and careful scholar, John Rawls, that laws should be based exclusively on public reason. The essays explain that given uncertainty of what people perceive as the line between public reason and their religion convictions, the inability of public reason to resolve some difficulty questions, such as what we owe to higher animals, and the feeling of many that their religious understanding should count, urging exclusive reliance on public reason is not a viable approach. Other essays show similar problems with asserted bases for legal interpretations and the content of provisions such as the First Amendment.

A Global Political Morality

Although the former premise is a moral premise, it is not at all sectarian; the latter premise is not a moral premise, nor is it sectarian: That unborn ...

Author: Michael J. Perry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108150354

Category: Political Science

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In A Global Political Morality, Michael J. Perry addresses several related questions in human rights theory, political theory and constitutional theory. He begins by explaining what the term 'human right' means and then elaborates and defends the morality of human rights, which is the first truly global morality in human history. Perry also pursues the implications of the morality of human rights for democratic governance and for the proper role of courts - especially the US Supreme Court - in protecting constitutionally entrenched human rights. The principal constitutional controversies discussed in the book are capital punishment, race-based affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide and abortion.