Rosmini distinction between eudaemonology and ethics, the former based on subjective happiness and taste, the latter on universal and objective principles is essential for the founding of morality on true and solid foundations. Relativism, subjectivism, situation ethics, and all other similar brands are found to be false on the basis that they spring up from the subject or from a particular society rather than being based on the universal object, being, which alone can provide for the universal truth of the principles and the universal obligation binding every individual. Happiness is given its right place, being seen as a consequence of a good and upright conscience.

Principles of Ethics

Because human beings are cognitive and active, human life is concerned with theory and practice. The same cannot be said, strictly speaking, about philosophy which is never action but always consideration, whatever the subject under consideration.
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