Declaration on Truth and Life: Glossary
Explicit: implies such plainness and distinctness that there is no room for ambiguity or reason for difficulty in interpretation.
Implicit: implied or indicated but not actually expressed, although clearly contained in the nature of someone or something.
Intention: a knowing and willing determination or decision to act in a certain way; the reason, end or goal for performing a specific action; resolve.
Limit: to curtail or reduce in quality, quantity or extent.
Absolute: free from imperfection; having no restriction, exception, or qualification.
Relativism: a view that ethical truths depend upon the beliefs of individuals and groups holding them.
Ethics: the consideration of the rightness or wrongness of human actions in reference to an objectively good end or goal.
- Statement of Agreement
- Appendix 1: Principle of double effect
- Appendix 2: Explanation of complicity with the action
- Appendix 3: Life of the mother exception
- Appendix 4: Legal recognition of personhood
- Appendix 5: Ensoulment
- Appendix 6: The zygote and personhood
- Appendix 7: Natural Law Ethical Theory