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Moral Theology: Keywords

Moral thought begins in the conscience informed by natural law. The Ten Commandments and Jesus' life are the foundations for Catholic moral action, which has resulted in the Church's strong social teachings.

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Search Strategy using Keywords

1)    Determine the Key concepts of your topic

2)    Define your key words / search terms

3)    Choose your databases and resources

4)    Formulate the search statement

5)    Refine and focus your results

6)    Evaluate and manage the results

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Keywords

Abortion

Contraception

Death penalty

Persons with disabilities

Embryo research

End-of-life issues

Reproductive technologies

Love and marriage

Nascent Human Life

Contemporary Anti-Theory

Academic Integrity

Ethical Egoism

Animal Rights

Ethical Relativism

Resources

Bioethics and Reproductive Technologies

Gender and Moral Theory

Computer & IT Ethics

Moral Theory

Case Studies

Death Penalty and Punishment

Justice

Ethics Videorecordings

Environmental Ethics  

Euthanasia

Pluralism & Meta-Ethical Concerns

Gender and Sexism

Race, Ethnicity

Poverty and Welfare

Religion and Ethics

Ethics Surveys

Race, Racism

Rights Theories

Sexual Orientation

Theories against Theories

Ethics in Science & Technology

War, Peace, and Terrorism

Utilitarianism

 

Capitalism/Communism

Church and State

Drugs

Ecology/Environment

Globalization

Homosexuality

Law and Order

Poor and Oppressed

Pornography

Public Education

Public Policy

Terrorism

Social Issues

Christian Ethics

Death & Dying

Economic Justice

Genetics

Sexuality

Violence

War and Peace

Public aspects of medicine

Gynecology and obstetrics

Pediatrics

Therapeutics.

Pharmacology

Pharmacy and

materia

medica

Keywords

Ethics (Moral philosophy)

Biologism

ET

Formal sin

Material sin

IVF

Heterologous

Homologous

Naturalism

Physicalism

Ethics for medical professions

End of life

Ethics of sex and reproduction (including artificial insemination, cloning, contraception)

Respect for human life (including capital punishment, euthanasia, suicide) 

Catholic morality

Morality of war

Morality of abortion

Social Problems and Services

Abortion

Capital Punishment

CHRISTIAN ETHICS

        Add subheading for Catholic treatment:  

                              - Catholic Authors

                              - United States        

OR 

Search by the name of a moral/ethical issue, e.g..

             ABORTION

             CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

             JUST WAR DOCTRINE  

Assisted Reproduction

Biobanks: DNA and Research

Brain Injury: The Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

Clinical Trials

Cloning

Conflict of Interest in Biomedical Research

Conscience Clauses, Health Care Providers, and Parents

Disaster Planning and Public Health

DNA and Law Enforcement

End of Life Care

Enhancing Humans

Environment and Health

Family Caregiving

Gene Patents

Genetic Testing and Screening

Health Care Costs and Medical Technology

Health Care Reform

Influenza Pandemic

Intellectual Property and Biomedicine

Medical Error

Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

Multinational Research

Nanotechnology

Nature, Human Nature, and Biotechnology

Neonatal Care

Newborn Screening

Organ Transplantation

Personalized Medicine and Genomics

Physician Assisted Death

Public Health

Stem Cells

Synthetic Biology

 

Keywords Regarding Virtue Ethics

Glaucon

Ring of Gyges story

Morality of happiness

Morality of obligation

Morality (descriptive & normative)

Moral rules

Authority

Transitive and intransitive features of human action

Intention

Free will

Freedom of indifference

Freedom for excellence

Object

Circumstances

Duress

Habit

Virtue

Vice

Theological virtue

Cardinal virtue

Justice

Temperance

Fortitude

Prudence

Natural law

Absolute norm

Passion

incontinence

continence

intemperance

cognitive manipulation

facility

charioteer of the virtues

docility

solertia

memory

irresoluteness

thoughtlessness

conscience

synderesis

moral realism

erroneous conscience

invincible ignorance

ius

suum cuique

common good

total war

just war

pacifism

nonresistance

nonviolent resistance

proportionality

discrimination

noncombatant immunity

doctrine of double effect

proportionality

Fortitude

Martyr

Foolhardiness

Cowardice

Attack

Endurance

Unity of virtues

Atomism

Creation

Sin

Redemption

Practice

To believe

Fides qua

Fides quae

Faith in general

Faith as a theological virtue

Pride

Mortal sin

Venial sin

Envy

Anger

Sloth

Greed

Gluttony

Lust

Restlessness

Fool’s way (Lewis)

Idolatry

Disillusioned sensible man

Despair

Hope

Heaven

Hell

Purgatory

Death

Second death

Resurrection of the body

Incarnation

Sacrifice

Christology

Markan secret

Corporal works of mercy

Wholesome v. holiness

Noster agnus vicit

Charity

Friendship (of utility/pleasure/goodness)

Form of the virtues

Natural loves

Infused virtue

Acquired virtue

Infused cardinal virtue

Grace perfects nature

Chastity

Judgment

Judgmentalism

Sex as language metaphor

Unitive meaning of sex

Procreative meaning of sex

Wedding

Marriage as public

Educative suffering

Redemptive suffering

Mutual dependency

Natural

Euthanasia

Physician-assisted suicide

Palliative care

Slippery slope

Vitalism

Ordinary & extraordinary treatment

Artificial hydration and nutrition