Perhaps more so than Emotivists, Prescriptivists see ethical language as fairly meaningful. They believe that the terms used are able to create absolute rules that everyone ought to follow. It would seem that ethical language is seen by many as very meaningful, although for varying reasons. However agent centred theories such as Virtue Ethics would argue that our main focus of morality should be on becoming as virtuous as possible, rather than deciding what is meant by ethical language. Therefore it would seem that perhaps morality should be more focussed on individuals’ actions rather then defining what is meant by ‘good’ and
Teirsias’s observation.. In Teirsias’s observation he saying that it’s a moral crime to make a mistake and to have your mistake lead to something worse and you do nothing to fix it. It’s true, if you tell a lie and it makes into a bigger lie and someone is suffering from it and you do nothing about it you’re not a good person and Teiresias would also say you’re a not a good person. And if you lose your pride by fixing what you did wrong that is just one of the consequences that comes along with it. But it also depends on what your actions were, like if it was a lie and you fixed it I personally would say you’re a good person for fixing it, but if you killed someone and then you try to fix it I would say your still a bad person even if you’re
Actions that bring more pain than pleasure into the world are bad. Whatever action maximises the balance of pleasure minus pain is the right thing to do. One criticism against utilitarianism is that it seems to license reason to commit acts that forgetting any sort of moral reasoning are wrong according to every persons human rights. An example of this criticism is rape, where the victim’s unhappiness would be discounted as it
It is commonly believed that human emotions, and gut-feelings/intuition, interfere with rational thinking, and so when making knowledge claims, these passions should be subdued. This idea, although it may sound difficult to achieve, is one which I believe should be implemented and is absolutely justified. In essence, logic and reasoning is much more effective in making/validating knowledge claims than emotion. Foremost, logical thinking is a “system” in the human mind, which, by definition, attempts to find the smartest and most reasonable solution to a problem. Emotions, on the other hand, are instinctive thoughts built into human nature, and rely solely on an individual’s gut-feeling or intuition.
They refer to this minority as diseased or sick. The second group is the hysterical haters. The “hater” envies those who are able to act out on desires that he himself has to repress. The third group is narcissistic hate where unawareness of a group leads to contempt for them. Although Sullivan feels that this definition is not the final definition of hate, but it serves to better define the word and helps understand the true meaning behind the word.
Those who commit injustice will ultimately suffer more than those who defy justice will. It takes a strong willed person to stand up for what is right. One may be looked at differently, but it is well worth it to make the point clear. Gandhi, Thoreau, and Martin Luther King Jr. all preach their knowledge of the world through speeches and scriptures that educated readers about the importance of self-reliance and self-independence. When one supports injustice, it is threatening to the quality of life they choose to live.
Courage to speak up and make a stand that they are precious, and to prove their worth. The outcome of the Vincent Chin case was unfair, and so absolutely wrong. The people were not discouraged, but were motivated to march on. Suddenly people who had endured a lifetime of degrading treatment were wondering if their capacity to suffer in silence might no longer be a virtue, when even in death, they could be so disrespected. (Zia, pp.
Underreporting occurs due to individuals being dishonest regarding their behavior, therefore causing an error in the research done. A possible solution to this limitation is focusing on observed behavior, and correlating the findings with the self-reporting behavior, therefore developing a conclusion that is more in-depth. Furthermore, Article 2 emphasized that other factors can influence self-labeling as a victim in relation to work-place bullying, not just anxiety and anger. In addition, discovering a moderation effect regarding negative acts of violence and self-labeling is hard to discover due to the psychological way an individual may experience an event. Lastly, Article 3 honed on the lack of variances of deviant behavior.
Terrorists, extremists, and single-minded dictatorships believe in this, while the general people see it as a cruel and selfish way of accomplishing a task. Most of the time, when someone is taking into account the outcomes of a decision, they are often assured that what they are doing is indeed needed and the world cannot go on without it. One also often goes over the decision many times as to make sure they aren’t doing the wrong thing, but the more one goes over the decision to do something, they are also unconsciously reassuring themselves that what they are doing is wrong. The brain unintentionally distorts the view in which one is considering to make it seem as if it is rational and right. Also outside factors take into account the belief that an extreme action is needed.
(Solomon, Higgins, 2010:235) Soft determinism maintains that we possess the freedom required for moral responsibility, and that this is compatible with determinism, even though determinism is true a person can still be deserving of blame if they perform a wrongful act. (Pereboom, 2009:308) The immense issue I have with soft determinism is that how can you have free will if everything is determined, this contradicts