Relativism Relativism The article of “Some Moral Minima” written by Lenn Goodman, discusses issues in our society he believes to be truly unethical and wrong. Some cultures believe the things mentioned by Goodman to be ethical and acceptable in their culture because it is they way they way have been doing things for many years. Some points discussed by Goodman are genocide, terrorism, and rape. The first example from Goodman is genocide, the murdering or extermination of an entire race or culture. Mass murder is compared to genocide and an example would be when nations or groups are at war with each other.
Some of the smartest individuals and the leaders of most countries decided torture was inhumane and should be outlawed. Thus torture was one of the first issues that the United Nations dealt with (Dieringer). The act of torture is so inhumane and such a pressing issue that the leaders of the world outlawed it as quickly as possible to save lives. Torture is so powerful and so evil that it may deprive someone of his will to exist. Depriving a person of his will to live is the same, if not worse than killing that person.
Most common example used with this outlook on defiance is suicide. There are three forms of suicide that can happen from these dimensions. There is suicide from self interest and norms of society. Also death for the good of the group such as someone sacrificing their body to become a human bomb. Lastly suicide from not fitting in or lack of ties to one’s group.
Including but not limited to those of religious, race, and sexual orientation. The greatest portion of the remainder were hate crimes based on ethnicity or nationality. When a hate crime is committed, it sends a message to the targeted individual and community as a whole, so that they are aware they are unwelcomed, fearful, unaccepted. The damage done to the heart of the community, will affect the community brutally. Once a message is sent, hate crime is committed, and it has not only hurt the target but the community as well, the message is considered
An Unquiet Mind – Textual Analysis Manic-Depression is, by no means, something that should be taken lightly. It is a horrible disorder, and it is one that threatens to take the lives of those who have it. However, there are many brave and resilient people who can, and have, lived through it. Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, author of An Unquiet Mind, is among those strong people. In her book, she tells how the events in her life were affected - and sometimes created by Manic- Depression.
Crash The movie crash does a very good job exposing how common stereotyping people really is. Many people are affected by this every day. I really hope this movie helped people realize how much they affect people by what they say or how they act towards people just based off of stereotypes. Stereotyping is defined in our book as exaggerated generalizations associated with a categorizing system. Stereotypes may be based on a kernel of truth, but they go beyond the facts at hand and make claims that usually have no valid basis.
For Dalrymple, the overdose is the easiest way to relieve the crisis in their lives. I see the nature of the suicides and attempted suicides in the U.S. as being part of a greater philosophical debate. It is the question which was so often debated by such existentialist philosophers like Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sarte, and Franz Kafka. They argued that when life breaks down to the point where it is rendered meaningless, the only question that is left, is whether or not to commit suicide. I feel that the absurd reality that surrounds the youth of our present day underclass, while not absolving them of any responsibility for their actions, can be viewed as viable source of the crisis.
So Obsessions of all types can destroy and create lives. The obsessions of love can protect or smother a loved one. The obsessions of fame can create greatness or madness in people. And the obsessions of hatred can drive or consume a person. Obsessions should be desires to strive for and lessons to learn from, and never an all consuming focus that in the end will not only destroy you, but also the people who mean the most to
They pushed the blame onto the victim and created a problem for someone else. Both scenarios had the officer proved guilty but the damage was already done and the victims had to deal with the officers responsibility. This was a bad decision for the officers because it meant that someone else was blamed for their crime but also they ended up responsible for it anyways. The Power Of One is a very realistic book. It had scenes that are relatable to events that continue to happen very often around the world.