Morality and Ethics in the Educational institutions Chapter -1

Md Rezaul Karim By Md Rezaul Karim, 9th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Ethics and morality have been found elapsing now a days in the educational currinulum and people are graduated but lacking the most important issue of humanity.

Bangladesh Perspective

The purpose of education is closely related to the question of the meaning and purpose of life. Hence from the ancient time and through the middle ages and modern times, the philosophers and thinkers have asked an ontological question : What is the purpose of life? As a sequence to that they have constantly debated the purpose of education also. In the post – modern time it has become even more difficult to define the purpose of education. The reason is that till the European Renaissance the discussion on the purpose of life was based on certain metaphysical foundation whose assumptions. And beliefs have been shattered under the impact of scientific attitude covering nearly all areas of life. This attitude has called into question all the prevailing concept of Man. God and Nature. Once this focal center had been pulverized. A complete moral confusion gripped the minds of man. In the world of W. B. Yeats :

“Things fall apart : the center cannot hold :
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world” 

Many of the present concepts of man and the meaning of life are radically different from the idea of the pre-renaissance period. During the Renaissance. Humanism sought a new intellectual synthesis to replace the Scholastic one. A comprehensive explanation of man. God and the natural world, built with Plato, not Aristotle as its base.

Jacob Burkhardt. In his book The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. Describes the distinctive characteristics of a new civilization that grew up in Italy in the fourteenth century : the rediscovery and revival of Latin and Greek Literature. Self conscious individualism fostered by the growth of cities. Urban way of life. Improved techniques of manufacturing and trade. Nationalism. Classicism and individualism.

For the ancient Greeks and medieval Muslim and Christian thinkers. The approach to the question of knowledge and science was ontological –related to the issue of the nature of the being. Aristotle held that “ knowledge is not only of fact but reasoned fact”. St. Thomas Aquinas gave the following ‘fitting order’ of learning : logic, mathematics. Natural sciences, moral sciences, metaphysics and divine sciences.

Al-Farabi, IbnSina (Avicenna) andIbn Rushd (Averroes) stated the relationship between Reason and Intellect. They also divided knowledge into Aristotelian categories and regarded metaphysics as the highest branch of knowledge. Al-Ghazzali on the other hand. Reasserted the dominance of spirit and gave primacy and superior status to revelation as a source of the dominance of spirit and gave primacy and superior status to revelation as a source of knowledge. Ibn Khadun in Muqaddima (Prolegomena) to his Universal History put knowledge two titles : naqliyyah or transmitted science and aqliyyah or philosophical or intellectual science.


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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
I am a teacher engaged with the Southern University Bangladesh. I Like to use my spare time by writing and reading. I take it as a fun and source of inspiration in pursuing knowledge.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
10th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Johnnydod.

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author avatar xphantoms
10th Apr 2012 (#)

Like about morality

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
10th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Xphantoms for your remarks.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Apr 2012 (#)

Morality and ethics - both under constant change. Let us hope that we are on the right path and good sense will prevail. Thanks, Karim - siva

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
16th Apr 2012 (#)

The intellectual sciences include such sciences as philosophy and mathematics. The transmitted sciences are those which depend upon transmission from some source, such as the sciences of language, hadith or history. Without doubt, the major cause for the appearance of the transmitted sciences in Islam is the Holy Qur'an. With the exception of a few disciplines such as history, genealogy and prosody, the other transmitted sciences have all come into being under the influence of the Holy Book........................

Rezaul: Am I on the right path if I begin to study from here. Your ever attentive student, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
20th May 2012 (#)

If you take both the Koranic and Hadith together and simultaneously, that would be better to understand the interesting nature and truth. I feel like amazing the depth of knowledge these two great books have, feel like a whole life and living science!

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