Morality Assignment

  1. Take the Morality Compass survey here.
  1. After getting results to the survey, read the explanation of what kind of a moralist you are here.
  2. Look at the biographies of the philosophers below and, after reading about what they had to say about ethics, find two that are similar to your category and write a comparison between you and them.
  3. Take the Reader’s Digest Honesty Poll
  4. Register and take part in the studies at Your Morals.org

“All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not the science of goodness.” Montaigne, Of Pedantry

“An honest man’s the noblest work of God.” Alexander Pope, Essay on Man Epistle IV

“But if he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons.”

Dr. Johnson, quoted in The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) by James Boswell July 14, 1763, p. 123

“Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. Honesty is hardly ever heard. And mostly what I need from you.” Billy Joel, song lyrics Honesty

“Honesty is the best policy.” English proverb, 16th century

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

“When men cease to be faithful to their God, he who expects to find them so to each other will be much disappointed.” Bishop Horne, A Commentary on the Book of Psalm, psalm XII

“No man is bound to be rich or great, no, nor to be wise; but every man is bound to be honest.” Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Hansard’s Parliamentary History p. 235, March 1627

Articles to Read

  1. Hannah Roberts: How counselors can help mold intellectually responsible students
  2. Virtue Ethics
  3. Joshua Clayton: The Basic Operating Principles of Honesty – A Reality Sermon
  4. CHUCK GALLOZZI: The Importance of Honesty: There is no right way to do something wrong
  5. More on Ethics
  6. Dr. Charles Ess: Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics

Below are links to biographies of philosophers who have played an important

role in the development of ethical philosophy through the centuries.

You should use them to support what you have to say during our debates.

Bentham, Jeremy
Camus, Albert
Clifford, William K.
Dewey, John
Hook, Sidney
Kant, Immanuel
Kierkegaard, Soren
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Milgram, Stanley
Mill, John Stuart
Moore, G.E,
Nagel, Ernest
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Rawls, John
Russell, Bertrand
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Schopenhauer, Arthur

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