Moral Minima Essay

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To some right, or wrong depends on the person and there moral beliefs. To Lenn Goodman in "Some Moral Minima,” (2010) some things are just wrong regardless to the person or their moral beliefs. Lenn Goodman believes that something’s are just wrong. As we explore Lenn Goodman’s beliefs, the list of universal moral requirements, and the logic behind the theory, we will determine whether or not we agree or disagree that universal moral requirements exist, and should they be followed. From child hood till now the belief has always been right is right, and wrong is wrong. Often we have all heard the famous quotes like “ treat people the way you want to be treated”, “what goes around, comes around”, “in order to get respect you must first give it”, or my personal favorite “ if you don’t have nothing good to say don’t say anything at all”. This was a clever way for our elders to train us on the beginnings of universal moral. Respect! What Lenn Goodman describes as universal morals is a lot more intense. in "Some Moral Minima,” (2010) Lenn Goodman states “I will not try to calendar every consideration human beings are due or all the ways in which varied interests deserve to be respected”. Lenn Goodman (2010) identifies “(1) genocide, politically induced famine, and germ warfare; (2) terrorism, hostage taking, and child warriors; (3) slavery, polygamy, and incest; and (4) rape and female genital cutting” as universally wrong. Lenn Goodman (2010) “(1) genocide, politically induced famine, and germ warfare”. Wikipedia defines genocide as "the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group”, politically induced famine “as a widespread scarcity of food, caused by government policies”, and germ warfare “as the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with intent to

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