Recent Submissions

  • Soft Power of Deference: An Analysis of a Key Pillar of Moral Authority 

    Kendall, Luke (2017-12-11)
    When faced with the issue of leadership, we are tasked with finding when it is appropriate to follow. In following, we are deferring our own authority in favor of another’s. The sliding scale of authority teeters between ...
  • The Nature of Authority in Nature 

    Cleary, Sean (2017-12-11)
    Everything from the clothes we wear to the food we eat is related to the natural world around us. Why do we Montana residents where a fluffy jacket while walking to class in the middle of December? What makes us decide on ...
  • Moral Judgment: why should we judge and who has the right to? 

    Moulton, Megan (2017-12-11)
    In this paper, I explore the origin of the moral authority to judge another person’s wrong actions through the relationships to those involved in the situation. I also argue that moral authority has an aspect grounded in ...
  • Correctional Officers, Step Off The Treadmill Of Power: The Lack Of Moral Authority In U.S. Correctional Officers 

    Naidu, Kavida (2017-12-11)
    The abuse of authority and power is commonly encountered in different institutions. Similarly, prisons are not immune to the overuse of authority and power. Correctional officers exercise their authority on inmates in ways ...
  • Sources Of Moral Authority: Thinking Beyond Religion And Politics 

    Sturgess, Rhiannon (2017-12-11)
    Religion and politics served as sources of moral authority for centuries, but are limited as such, especially in modern, diverse societies like the United States. Many people feel as though they are not understood, and ...
  • Moral Authority in Scientific Research 

    Sowers, Evelyn (2017-12-11)
    This paper addresses the issue of applying moral limitations to modern scientific research and who or what has the authority to do so. It examines two opposing positions on the issue: (1) that moral authority over scientific ...
  • Go Your Own Way: The Producer as Moral Author in Entertainment 

    Stewart, Taryn (2017-12-11)
    Moral authority is a moral derivative of authority, which in turn is connected to religion and tradition. In today’s Western society, both religion and tradition are fragmented in our increasingly diverse society. This is ...
  • Gadflies Nibbling 

    Mull, Branan (2017-12-11)
    In this paper I examine issues related to public and private “moral authority”, and how this public moral authority interferes with the exercise of private moral authority. This paper explores what public authority is, and ...
  • Moral Authority and Artificial Intelligence 

    Souza, Jacob (2017-12-11)
    This paper looks at the relationship between Artificial intelligence and moral authority. It explores the important concepts related to moral authority, such as power, authority, responsibility, and morality, but also ...
  • Power Versus Authority: Sacrifice Lied or Applied? 

    Coutts, Conor (2017-12-11)
    We live in an age that is both desperate for moral authority while simultaneously not knowing what genuine moral authority is. Authority from merely a standard of wealth and political office is not morally legitimate but ...
  • Being a Part of Something Bigger: How Leaders Affect Morality 

    Casey, Abra (2017-12-11)
    If a person is in a position of leadership then is he or she also responsible to uphold the moral values of the group? This paper argues that people, they are not responsible for morality, rather they <em>become</em> the ...