Some confronting ethical worldviews in the culture-war in America

Kukubajska, Marija Emilija (2012) Some confronting ethical worldviews in the culture-war in America. In: Bioethics Education: Contents, Methods, Trends, 2-5 Sept 2012, Izrael. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Objective: Review and compare traditional versus revisionist ethical values in American culture-wars. Findings: Drastic devaluation of ethics standards in American educational system, culture and society is considered by some scholars as resulting from: expanding moral relativism, revisionism, atheism, agnosticism, secularism or new-age polytheism, promoted by liberal ideologies in academia and main-stream media. Judeo-Christian, traditional ethics codes are discredited as irrelevant according to revised ethical standards. They are substituted by situational codes of behavior, individual rights to students’ personal decision making on issues of human conduct, opinion forming and reaction to crime, genocide, mental and physical health, legal consequences of corruption, addiction and delinquency. Applied ethical relativism results in volatile exercise in moral conduct, propagates biased antagonism, imposes non-inclusive change and intolerance against ethics of “the others”. Conclusion: Inclusive models that integrate traditional ethical values and their universal human validity and sustainability are offered for consideration. Key words: traditional vs. relativistic ethics, Judeo-Christian ethical norms, secularism, liberal impact, social change, god-gene

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Marija Kukubajska
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 11:16
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 11:16
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/9061

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