In the following I will explain to what extent Louis was responsible for his problems. For Firstly, Louis XVI made the mistake of restoring parlements to France in which members of the first and second estate could remonstrate his edicts therefore, effectively they could control his reign and only allow the edicts that suited themselves to be passed. He let venality run rife and the top positions in government were then filled with the self interested rich rather the the capable. Louis XIV had prohibited his nobles and clergymen from holding too much power and perhaps this is a reason for the problems Louis XVI faced in asserting his will. Though, Louis XVI did not posses much will, in fact he was a rather disinterested and undetermined leader.
Human obedience to authority has taken away their freedom to decide what right and wrong. This is when being obedient is more important than their own values and they would obey orders even though they know the devastation or the affliction of pain and suffering it will cause on others. Most of their values and acts of morality come from their religion. If the experiment was actually happening, the conservative conductors would have killed innocent people just for following their
“Want to torture? Get a warrant” I agree with Alan Dershowitz’s proposal for a judge to give a torture warrant in a situation where certain information is crucial. Following a utilitarian perspective, our actions should be for the greater good and to increase utility and minimise pain. I realise that in torturing someone you would be causing pain for that person, however if this elicited information that would save many lives then this action would be justified. This is because if the information was not obtained then many people would have died, and this would cause great suffering for the family and friends of the deceased.
That unwarranted punishment is, in effect, a civil death sentence because of the barriers to meaningful employment created by that sigma. We regret our mistakes, we do not intend to repeat them, we have worked hard to overcome them and improve ourselves. We only want our lives back and we deserve a Second Chance." Jaime Woodard There are many philosophies of incarceration. For some the purpose of prison is to protect society from criminals who intend to harm innocent civilians.
It also instills fear of punishment in would-be violators of the law. Unfortunately people believe that punishments should not be too harsh or disproportionate because they believe that if criminals believed that they have nothing to lose, that their crimes might escalate if frequency and severity. I disagree with this sentiment. Punishment should be swift and it should be just and it should be harsh, especially for capital offenses. Specific deterrence assumes that an individual, after being punished once for a certain act, will be less likely to repeat that act because he or she does not want to be
Because there are too many mixed feelings and perspectives regarding the issue. But I feel denotology would offer the best reasoning, explanation and/or problem solver. Not that everyone would agree, but this view point could begin a path to possibly finding a common ground on the moral issues that stems from suicide. Deontologists believe that no matter the reason, doing wrong to another person is wrong. Treat everyone as an equal and with pride.
I think that ‘vengeance vs. reform’ is such an important topic where it can affect the family of the victim and the criminal could have different opinions towards the type of punishment the judge will choose to apply in the case. Victim side will most likely want lots of vengeance or no mercy on the criminal while the criminals side will always think that the punishment they received was too much or that it was unfair. I think that is fundamental for the court and the judge to think for a perfect punishment that will be the most equal and fair for both the victim and the criminal , but not forgetting the type of crime that was
The government has already done a good job encouraging people to be more “green”, but the power they possess could improve the situation exponentially. In a study done by Magali Rheault, it was shown that over 70 percent of Americans try to use less water, avoid environmentally harmful products, and voluntarily recycle (Source E). This shows anyone that individuals do attempt to keep the environment unpolluted. However the government still needs to interfere more, because in a study by the U.S. Department of Energy, it was shown that “the typical family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills”, but a “large portion of that energy is wasted”, electricity puts “more
This shows that when the country is all set and done with what they were doing that it will just hurt the morale of them. This argument could be differential to some, but they have to think that not only could it stop and possibly save countries but it could also save lives of many people. Therefore using torture does not help the cause in the world to this day; it will only keep destroying countries all
This kind of harm inflicted by racial injustice can be psychological because it can mess with the victims, making them feel like they are nothing based on how they are treated. This can damage ones self-identity. King states “Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly (204).” King fights to sop this suffering even if it’s not from his community, because he believes that we are all equal and “tied” together. Human beings can only take in so much before they break down. These individuals are the ones who suffer more while yet, end up hurting themselves more.