* Question the degree of the influence Edie has on him and his future. * He turned Edie away from being a nun. Both of them had an equally important influence on each other. This is where the subtlety and nuance. * Its more revenge and self-interest rather than the driving force behind his moralities * He is uneasy about taking on the role as whistle-blower * Struggles with the decision to abandon the code of D & D * He is indecisive until Charley’s death * Rage and desire seem to drive him rather than any desire to address a moral failing * After inquiry Terry is transformed into a stronger more positive version of himself.
In the quote below Rand explains why she rejects religion outright, and she believes man himself deserves the attention: Just as religion has preempted the field of ethics, turning morality against man, so it has usurped the highest moral concepts of our language, placing them outside this earth and beyond man’s reach. “Exaltation” is usually taken to mean an emotional state evoked by contemplating the supernatural. “Worship” means the emotional experience of loyalty and dedication to something higher than man… But such concepts do name actual emotions, even though no supernatural dimension exists; and these emotions are experienced as uplifting or ennobling, without the self-abasement required by religious definitions.
He achieves in spite of a society that is designed to ensure that he fails in any attempts to better himself. Society offers him few opportunities. Its despicable, inherent discrimination works against him. Through a process of deception, he joins the valids, but he does not wish to
This staple of his beliefs is why he doesn't fear death, but in fact looks forward to it. By escaping he is committing an unjust act against the state, and committing unjust acts ruins the soul. With a ruined soul there is no point in living life as the soul is the only important thing, not the body. Therefore the most important thing is not only living life, but living a just life. While Socrates arguments may be sound in his opinion, I'm not sure if I agree with them.
You can’t pray a lie-I found that out” (Twain 227). Huck is trying to follow what society views as normal. Although he attempts to pray for it, he knows he cannot because it is not what is right. The reason Huck is unable to pray what he wanted is because, in his heart, he knows it is wrong. He knows that he should not turn in Jim because Jim has done nothing but help Huck in his adventure and has done nothing wrong to Huck.
Of the remaining criteria we might consider, only sentience―the capacity of a being to experience things like pleasure and pain―is a plausible criterion of moral importance. Singer argues for this in two ways. First, he argues, by example, that the other criteria are bad, because (again) they will exclude people who we think ought not be excluded. For instance, we don't really think that it would be permissible to disregard the well-being of someone who has much lower intelligence than average, so we can't possibly think that intelligence is a suitable criterion for moral consideration. Second, he argues that it is only by virtue of something being sentient that it can be said to have interests at all, so this places sentience in a different category than the other criteria: "The capacity for suffering and enjoying things is a prerequisite for having interests at all, a condition that must be satisfied before we can speak of interests in any meaningful way" (175).
I believe that they should not improve prison conditions, rather make them worse because I believe that with the current prison conditions – TV’s, games consoles – in their cells then this is not really a punishment, but a second home; often better than their original living conditions. If they made the living conditions worse than this would incidentally reduce crime because people would be much more reluctant to break the law because or horrible prisons 4. Most Christians believe that the death penalty is not a good punishment because they believe that you should always try and forgive those that have done wrong and be accepting. They also believe that all ‘good conquers evil’ and so the crimes can be forgiven. However some Christians may disagree because some believe that ‘a man reaps what he sows’; and so they should get what they gave out and suffer the dire consequences 5.
Guilt presented as corrosive and ultimately destructive of the human spirit. Proctor’s sense of shame does not permit him to initially demonstrate principle conviction like Rebecca Nurse in the face of a self anointed, morally superior authority. He declares ‘let them that never lied die now and to keep their souls’. (pg 119) Proctor wants to live, and is willing to draw on the fact of his past transgressions in order to justify recanting. He is ready to be swayed by Hale’s compelling argument that ‘life is G-d’s most precious gift, no principle, however glorious, may justify taking it” (pg
On the other hand its weakness is that human can affect it in other aspects besides deathless and birth less nature but in definition they do not recognize that. Prominence over human welfare and determinative nature regarding human experience –since both deal with human then they can be combined. The strength is that it when we put our lives according to the sacred we are likely to live a life free of problem associated to ungodliness. On the other hand it is important to perceive the true reality that underlies our religion .If we don’t do so we are likely to suffer and destroy what is already positive about our religion hence suffering. In that case religion will be the dividing factor instead of a bonding factor as it should
More specifically, do texts of this sort imply that ethical egoism is incompatible with the moral theory of the gospel? Ethical egoism claims that one ought to only do what is in his/her long-term best interest. It seems plausible to say that the restored gospel is contrary to ethical egoism since losing oneself in the service of others allows one to serve God as well. While the Gospel teaches that blessings come through obedience to the moral values prescribed, the average true believing member doesn’t go out looking for service opportunities that will bring the bigger blessings. The focus is instead placed on how the lives of others can be enriched through one’s service.