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Name and describe the five basic principles of a moral system. Pick one and describe why you think it is key?

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Dear Student,
Hello. Since you did not indicate the materials you have on this particular topic and there varied interpretations and positions in relation to principles of a moral system, I have picked one, Humanitarian Ethics which seems to coincide with your question in that the basic principles and assumptions number in 5. I hope this solution helps. Good luck!

Sincerely,
OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
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Basic Principles: Moral System

There are various theories and perspectives that can be used to inform a moral system. A moral system is a code of behaviour that informs the actions, choices and conduct of an individual to ensure that said individual lives his life according to his sense of right or wrong. This usually varies from group to group and person to person. This depends on the belief system, philosophy, ethics and perspectives of a person informed heavily by one's life experience/socialization. The moral code of a particular populace/society depends upon the established culture, belief systems, ethics, tradition and mores/norms. Ethical theories ...

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The solution is a concise 610-word essay that describes the basic principles of a moral system and focuses on one of these principles to explain it's importance. References are listed for expansion A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.

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