The Moral Premise

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

Page: 228

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Moral Premises of Nuclear War

The Moral Premises of Nuclear War

CONTENTS Also byBarrieMachin Cover print from Seven Deadly Sins series THE MORAL PREMISES OF NUCLEAR WAR ABSTRACT PREMISE OF INNATE AGGRESSION THE PREMISE OFEVIL PROJECTION AND ENMITY PREMISE OF DETERRENCE THE PREMISEOF NUCLEAR ...

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Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC

ISBN: 9781619792852

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In war, and in the time which precedes war, the social construction of meaning constantly reaffirms the worst fears of those Nations at odds with one another. War is a system of primitive thought and projection, which is worsened by each new phase in enmity. It is a function of witchcraft accusations to define group boundaries and solidarity. The fears and hostilities of conflict and war work in a similar war. This is a classic paper, which looks at the social anthropology of war and explains how the human tendency of projection forms a self-fulfilling cybernetic loop in conflict situations. Although written about the arms race before Glasnost it is highly relevant to the contemporary world, in particular the relationship between the West and Iran.
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Anatomy of a Premise Line

Anatomy of a Premise Line

The moral basis of a story will make or break any story—every story needs a strong moral component. WHAT DOES “MORAL” MEAN? You now have in place five of the six foundation stones you need to understand the “7-Step Premise Development ...

Author: Jeff Lyons

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317558958

Category: Art

Page: 186

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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
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Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

When one wants to infer from a provisionally justified moral claim(s) to an empirical claim: 1. Either they are committed to treating all the moral premises as necessary or they are not. This premise shouldn't be all that controversial, ...

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198805076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

The Moral Rights of Animals

The Moral Rights of Animals

Moral-agency-based theories of rights are variants on what might be called rationality-based theories of rights, ... Human Wrongs: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy (2003), Regan interprets Cohen as offering this moral premise as a ...

Author: Mylan Engel Jr.

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498531917

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

The Ethics of Refugee Policy

The Ethics of Refugee Policy

Anscombe, for example, argues that practical reasoning simply involves reasoning from a given premise or set of premises to conclusions about what one should do. It is the general moral premises from which one reasons that contain the ...

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.
Categories: Political Science

New Waves in Metaethics

New Waves in Metaethics

In the Decalogue example, it is not the non-moral premises alone that justify the premises of the moral-descriptive modus ponens argument, but rather the non-moral premises in combination with the moral premise, R2, which says that all ...

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Ethical Theory

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 show that it can be accepted by people who hold a variety of ethical positions .

Author: Heimir Giersson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551112922

Category: Philosophy

Page: 406

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

Ethics and Experience

Ethics and Experience

Life Beyond Moral Theory Tim Chappell. other human activities are just as unnatural as homosexuality. But no one thinks these things wrongfor that reason. Here isa second example. Suppose we have the premise that 1.

Author: Tim Chappell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317492641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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"Ethics and Experience" presents a wide-ranging and thought-provoking introduction to the question famously posed by Socrates: How is life to be lived? 'An excellent primer for any student taking a course on moral philosophy, the book introduces ethics as a single and broadly unified field of inquiry in which we apply reason to try and solve Socrates' question. "Ethics and Experience "examines the major forms of ethical subjectivism and objectivism - including expressivism, error theory', naturalism, and intuitionism. The book lays out the detail of the most significant contemporary moral theories - including utilitarianism, virtue ethics, Kantianism, and contractarianism - and reconsiders these theories in the light of two questions that should perhaps be asked more often: Is moral theory, with its tendency to regiment ethical thought and experience, really the best way for us to apply reason to deciding how to live? And, might it not be more truly reasonable to look for less system and more insight?
Categories: Philosophy

From the Bottom Up

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. One might conclude, for example, that human beings should count equally and should care ...

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.
Categories: Law