Moral autonomy combines will and reason.
William James: The Moral Equivalent of War
If the government was not functional they will collapse, and if the community was not cooperative with its government, the idea of a government will simply fade, but in order to have this mutual relationship some moral values must be set up in between them....
The Moral Equivalent of War William James 1910 Introduction
In today’s society, moral values, rules, norms, and sanctions affect the decisions made by individuals and over time, define the kind of person they chose to become.
The Moral Instinct - The New York Times
Kant’s account of the content of moral requirements and thenature of moral reasoning is based on his analysis of the unique forcemoral considerations have as reasons to act. The force of moralrequirements as reasons is that we cannot ignore them no matter howcircumstances might conspire against any other consideration. Basicmoral requirements retain their reason-giving force under anycircumstance, they have universal validity. So, whatever else may besaid of basic moral requirements, their content is universal. Only auniversal law could be the content of a requirement that has thereason-giving force of morality. This brings Kant to a preliminaryformulation of the CI: “I ought never to act except in such away that I could also will that my maxim should become a universallaw” (G 4:402). This is the principle which motivates a goodwill, and which Kant holds to be the fundamental principle of all ofmorality.
Essay: Russian Cultural Values - The School of Russian …
The asymmetry between egoistic and altruistic moral aestheticism, that one is a fallacy and the other isn't, is due to the circumstance that morality limits the pursuit of self-interest and posits respect for others. The removal of moral constraint in aestheticism thus would be motivated for the self, which can then gain through wrong, but would not be motivated for others, who were protected from wrongful loss.