Theorie und Praxis - Theoretical and Practical Dimensions
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Ethics and Personality 177
Dalia Marija Stanien Ethics and Personality The purpose of a human being does not confine to human existence. A person does not live solely for the purpose to be. A. Maceina 1 Abstract: The noble example of Vileišis family life, based on the highest virtues of self-abnegation, self-sacrifice and compassion inspires us of learning again to be humans. According to Vincas Mykolaitis Putinas at the end of the 19th and the beginning of 20th century understanding their Lithuanian national identity the Vileišiai family became symbols of the Lithuanian national revival. So, nowadays, in the atmosphere of cynicism and cynical abnegation of cultural and moral values seeing, hearing and reading about the license of bureaucracy, corruption and vio- lence from different ranks of people on TV, radio, and in the press comes back the memory of Vileišis family life and reminds us of the significance of moral values for the personality education. Inspired by this example the author of the article ex- amines the concepts of Ch. Taylor, M. Buber, M. Heidegger and other philoso- phers, in which they speak of moral distinctions, moral ideal, and cultural impact on the hierarchy of virtues and the human quality. Key words: ethics, personality, education, moral attitudes, human quality. The relevance of the problem: Contemporary global and constantly changing so- ciety distorts the normal boundaries of morality by destroying traditionally set- tled and well-established behavior stereotypes. This situation requires that we should base educational practice on examples of eminent people’s life...
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