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Doctrine of moral equivalence

Jeane J Kirkpatrick

Doctrine of moral equivalence

April 9, 1984

by Jeane J Kirkpatrick

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Published by U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe,
  • Europe -- Foreign relations -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Caption title

    SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 580
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14938399M


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() Related Items in Google Scholar ©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC Search DigitalGeorgetown. This Collection. Browse. On the Moral Equality of Combatants* Jeff McMahan Philosophy, Rutgers University I.

THE DOCTRINE OF THE MORAL EQUALITY OF COMBATANTS T HERE’S a well-known scene in Shakespeare’s Henry V in which the King, disguised as an ordinary soldier, is conversing with Doctrine of moral equivalence book of his soldiers onFile Size: 91KB.

This is the “logic” of the doctrine of moral equivalence. If practices are measured by abstract, absolute standards, practices are always found wanting. The communists who criticize liberal democratic societies measure our practices by our standards and deny the relevance of their practices to judgments concerning the moral worth of our own society.

So, rather than further developing the arguments against the doctrine of the moral equality of combatants, I propose to explore the reasons why people are reluctant to accept that unjust combatants act wrongly in fighting.

My concern here is. Apparently, the doctrine of Moral Equivalence did not die along with the Soviet Union. The left has just substituted a new evil to which the United States is supposedly morally equivalent. The problem with moral equivalence as an ethical doctrine is that it completely sidesteps the crucial issue of right and wrong; see good and evil.

Moral equivalence is a form of equivocation and a fallacy of relevance often used in political debates. It seeks to draw comparisons between different, often unrelated things, to make a point that one is just as bad as the other or just as good as the other.

It may be used to draw attention to an unrelated issue by comparing it to a well-known. according to rachels, passively watching a child drown in a bathtub is the moral equivalent of murder t/f.

true. the decision to let someone die, rachels argues, is a type of action that is subject to moral appraisal t/f. This is the “logic” of the doctrine of moral equivalence.

If practices are measured by abstract, absolute standards, practices are always found wanting. The communists who criticize liberal democratic societies measure our practices by our standards and deny the relevance of their practices to judgments concerning the moral worth of Doctrine of moral equivalence book own society.

Immoral Equivalence. The book is a latticework of propaganda, pieced together by distortions and half-truths. For in truth there is no moral equivalence between an army that warns its enemy of an impending attack so that people might have a chance to steer civilians to safety and a terrorist entity that targets unarmed men, women, and.

If we do nothing, in time, the stories of life will be overwhelmed by the stories of death.” Moral equivalence, in other words, in an age of terrorism, is a silly and harmful doctrine that needs to be abandoned as soon as possible. Ideology must give way to reality, or we will all be facing much worse to come.

Homophobic Horse said "The doctrine of Moral Equivalence comes easily to a culture already infected with moral and cultural relativism. Other common characteristics of the apologists of totalitarianism include, denial of the evidence, of reality: "The problem is a whole civilisation spiritually corrupted by Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche the.

The tactic of arguing moral equivalence is to focus attention away from the obvious evil -- Soviet Communism or militant Islam -- and to refocus attention on the rather less obvious supposed evils of what the left sees as the more immediate impediment to the achievement of its goals -- America.

‘Their doctrine of moral equivalence couldn't survive equal scrutiny.’ ‘Before and after studies may also show a lack of equivalence between comparators, and interventions may vary.’ ‘All placebo controlled trials were positive and all comparative trials indicated equivalence with other active therapies.’.

Clearly it is the moral person A who is a criminal and should be punished, while B, in spite of his inward immorality and dishonesty, is innocent of any crimes. The doctrine of “false moral equivalence” is just another political ideology used to justify right of some people to interfere with person, freedom and property of others.

Moral equivalence is a term used in political arguments or debate. It is an informal phrase describes a kind of indirect proof, but the reasoning is flawed because it distorts issues. It draws comparisons between different things to make a point that one is just as bad as the other or just as good as the other.

"Moral equivalence" began to be used as a polemic term-of-retort to " moral relativism ", which had been gaining use as an indictment against political foreign policy that appeared to use only a situation -based application of widely held ethical standards. Contemporary Issues. Four: Liberation Theology.

Among points of difference in doctrine, worship, practice, and piety that are frequently thought to divide us are these: and family. We reject the claim that, in any or all of these areas, “tolerance” requires the promotion of moral equivalence between the normative and the deviant.

Kirkpatrick published an article called The Myth of Moral Equivalence inin which sharply criticized those who she alleged were. Mutual(ly) assured destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second strike).

It is based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that the threat of using. The insipid moral equivalence in President Obama’s apologia for Islam at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning has already been deconstructed. : Natura Pura: On the Recovery of Nature in the Doctrine of Grace (Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology) (): Long, Steven A.: BooksCited by: The first section of Ch.

3 is concerned with objections and alternatives to the arguments and analyses presented in the first two chapters on the moral equivalence of killing and letting die.

Two issues are dealt with first: the issue of self‐ownership and the negative/positive rights distinction, and the issue of per se moral differences only sometimes making a difference in. It was Kirkpatrick who in wrote an essay revered on the right called, “The Myth of Moral Equivalence.” Yes, she was writing about the old Soviet Union, not today’s Russia, but her.

Just as Novak could object to the foolish notion of moral equivalence prominent during the Cold War era (which sought to show that there was no moral difference between the free and democratic West and the oppressive Marxist regimes), so Charles rejects the glib claims that actions to resist international terrorism are no better morally than Cited by: 5.

Military doctrine is the expression of how military forces contribute to campaigns, major operations, battles, and engagements.

It is a guide to action, rather than hard and fast rules. Doctrine provides a common frame of reference across the military. It. America’s decision-makers and opinion-makers have been stunted by the university-bred doctrine moral equivalence.

Having abandoned the principles of Jeffer-son and Lincoln, they drift without steadfast conviction and purpose. The moral equality of combatants (MEC) is a doctrine about the principles governing the conduct of combatants in a war (where “conduct” is taken to include not only how combatants are permitted to fight, but whether they are permitted to fight).Author: Saba Bazargan.

Kamm () and Frowe () respond by arguing that we do not treat these cases as morally equivalent, while Kagan () and Quinn () challenge the inference from the moral equivalence of the cases described to the general equivalence of doing and allowing in by: Building the Wall (Part 2) Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W.

Ritenbaugh. John Ritenbaugh admonishes that amidst the erosion of doctrine in truth from the Gentile culture of moral relativism, we must, after the manner of Jeremiah and Nehemiah, build a wall, be a wall, and summon the courage to stand in the gap.

The position I have just defended on the irrelevance of the action/omission distinction approximates with those authors who have defended the so-called moral symmetry principle or moral equivalence principle, according to which, ceteris paribus, there is not a moral difference between killing intentionally and intentionally allowing someone to Author: Alejandro Miranda.

B ut there is a second, more general explanation for the moral equivalence and anemic response from the White House. The Obama “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” administration is the. FINDARTICLES is a CBS Interactive portal that lets you find articles about any topic, by searching in our network of news and technology sites, including CBS News, CNET, and othersMissing: moral equivalence.

Catholic moral theology is a major category of doctrine in the Catholic Church, equivalent to a religious theology encompasses Roman Catholic social teaching, Catholic medical ethics, sexual ethics, and various doctrines on individual moral virtue and moral theory.

It can be distinguished as dealing with "how one is to act", in contrast to dogmatic theology which. The doctrine of Predestination became a major source of contention between the Puritans, for whom it was a fundamental article of faith, and the Arminians who rejected it.

Their doctrine of moral equivalence couldn't survive equal scrutiny. The empty layers of denomination and doctrine that have little to do with grace.

The Iran-Contra Affair the Contras were, according to Reagan, "the moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers." Under the so-called Reagan Doctrine, Author: American Experience. Moral Judgments: Descriptivism, Prescriptivism and Emotivism.

Expressions may be grammatically similar and yet logically different. The sentence ‘A puppy is a young dog’, is similar in grammatical construction to the sentence, ‘A puppy is a nuisance in the house’, but while the former expresses a definition of the English world ‘puppy’, the latter expresses an emotional.

Second purpose/function—moral doctrines can help us focus on the key questions in specific moral debates. Third purpose/function—moral doctrines reveal the multiplicity of perspectives on moral issues and show that some of them contradict each other, or at least beg deeper analysis.

Fourth purpose/function—moral doctrines can prompt. During the Cold War, outrage at the idea of "moral equivalence" animated the neoconservative critics of dare those leftists hold up the Soviet occupation of Hungary and all of Eastern Europe and equate it with, say, the American occupation of Korea, US dominance of Latin America, or our penchant for overthrowing regimes around the world (e.g.

Synonyms for equivalence include equality, sameness, agreement, correspondence, identity, similarity, likeness, parity, parallel and parallelism.

Find more similar.Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On is the new book by Dr. Harold Rhode on the cultural, military, political, religious and social currents within Islam that inspire its relentless drive for supremacy.

This interview with Eve Harow was taped just a few hours before the Shabbat stabbing spree by a Muslim terrorist that left 4 Israeli Jews of one family dead or .Get this from a library! A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy: the human cost of the animal rights movement. [Wesley J Smith] -- For some activists, the animal rights ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalence between the value of animal lives and the value of human lives.