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.
If you believe in god and you participate in sinning you will be punished when you go to heaven but you wouldn’t be considered one going to hell. In 2 edwards states, “Yea, on the contrary, justice calls aloud for an infinite punishment of their sins. (Edwards 2) What Edwards is really trying to say in this quote is that on justice day god will know what you have done in life and in what situations you have sinned in. But if you do sin it doesn’t mean you’re a person from hell. God will always be open to hear your prayers and the problems that you need help
I believe that if there is a God and He is great and loves us, then He would want us to think of others and volunteer and those type of things more than worshipping how amazing He is. That sounds very selfish to me. So this is why you should do what you think is right and not because someone tells you its right. Because if someone tells you something is right, they can still be wrong. No one can decide what is right or wrong except yourself.
He means that if the venture needs you to be anyone else but yourself, it will lead to no good. This reveals to me that Thoreau believes strongly in the individual, being yourself, and seeking your own path. This quote is also applicable to modern life because many ventures nowadays require you to conform for some purpose. The second aphorism I remembered is “Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplicity, simplicity.” Thoreau means that our focus and attention to detail now in society and culture do nothing but to waste our lives away needlessly. He believes simplicity is the better choice.
Delbanco’s interpretation that Thoreau creates world that we both need and fear is basically saying that Thoreau creates the perfect world that we would need to best survive and would strive the best in; however this world is something that we as people are not used to and have never experienced so we would be skeptical and scared when it is presented to us. I definitely agree with Delbanco’s statement about Thoreau’s world. Although it would be nice to love in a world where things were based on a man’s conscience rather than government, and the people played a bigger part in how things were ran; it would be something nobody is used to therefore no one would really know what they were doing and who is to say we can trust everyone’s conscience because there are some people in the world with bad consciences. In my opinion Thoreau’s world would only work in
By doing this, he will not only have to work for a company he dislikes, he will save a lot of lives as well since nobody is going to be smoking Greyarea’s product anymore due to discontinuity. This will also lead to a better and happier society, and that is what utilitarianism is all about. As for being a Deontologist, according to The History of Utilitarianism of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the word deontology comes from the Greek word deon, meaning “duty.” Deontology is the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action’s adherence to a rule or rules. It is the ethics of duty where morality is duty-based. If Fred was a deontologist, then he would have no choice but to keep doing the assignments that were assigned to him by the company he is working for because that is his job and he is obligated to them no matter the
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
All the evidence is there and it proves why this tale is one of caution. The story warns the reader that if you were mean and greedy, no one would like you. Also, the book shows how a man like Scrooge would not leave a positive impact on the world. One of the biggest fears in life is to die alone without leaving some sort of positive impact on the earth, or at the very least in one persons life. People should take caution in these facts, so that they can live their lives happily and not obtain the same unfortunate fate as
Pascal informs the reader that they must accept this wager; that they cannot deny to take a side. This forces the reader to choose one way or another, and takes away any chance to argue against both sides. The wager that Pascal presents is that one must either accept the existence of god, or accept that no god exists. He then informs the reader that if you wager that god does in fact exist, and this is in fact the correct guess, then one will gain all eternal bliss possible. If one wagers that god does not exist, and one wagers incorrectly, then one is sentenced to eternal hellfire and damnation.
Also if we were to continue to sell these materials we would also be going against Plato’s wishes. Plato wanted for people not to worry about being wealthier then another, this would not be possible if we had to purchase these scarce materials from other countries. Another reason I believe that Plato’s ideal society would not work is because I believe people are naturally selfish and we always want what is best for us. In my Economics class I have learned that when a person is in a group and is forced to make a decision he/she would choose the option that would benefit those most. If Plato’s ideal society was to be created people would continue to want what is best for them.