In On Liberty, Mill theorizes the Principle of Liberty, in which he states that mankind has no right to prevent any other man from committing an action unless it is to prevent them from causing harm to others. Society cannot reject an individual’s conduct just because the majority of people find it offensive. However, this doesn’t mean that society can’t enforce certain constraints on people’s conduct through the law. This restriction of actions that impede upon the well being of others is necessary in order to protect an individual’s fundamental rights and basic moral liberties. With this being said, society only has the right to restrict behavior on the basis of justice, and not because society deems it to be immoral.
The supervisor should mainly ask questions rather than make interpretations or offer solutions. The questions should be based on ideas that develop during the conversations. The aim for the supervisee is to find a new perspective which fits their particular professional context. The supervisor should work within the ethical framework maintaining boundaries which are acceptable to the supervisee. Asking questions which the supervisee already knows the answers does not help the narrative.
Structuralists view society as having a clear structure that directs individuals to behave in certain ways, and thus the choices human beings have are limited. Despite not denying the existence of social structure, interpretivists, who see this structure as rising out of the action of individuals, believe that individuals definitely have the freedom to choose who they want to be and where they want to be. In Functionalists’ point of view, choices are constrained by the shared norms and values of society. This collective conscience necessitates individuals to act in terms of the requirement of society. If someone fails to perform within the requirement of society, he/she will be disapproved and have to face the consequences of his act.
Lastly, if we were to assume that we are truly in control of our destiny/outcome, living in a vacuum from externalities, what would be the need for gratitude and humility? We would in that world be fully accountable and could boast of our successes or be suicidal in our failures. It simply is not realistic and the guidelines for doing these is to evaluate where our thinking fits inside the confines of the model. My learning and take away is to accept that we do live in a world where externalities do exist, and influence our lives. The key however is to learn to accept that which we cannot change, and take
Thus, since cultural relativism states that we can’t judge other cultures moral codes, then we must be tolerant of them. The Cultural Relativism theory generates an argument in a form of proposing a conclusion about morality based upon facts of a culture. For example, infanticide is a moral code of the Eskimo society. The Eskimo’s believe that infanticide is morally acceptable while American’s view infanticide as iniquitous. As a conclusion, infanticide is not right or wrong because it depends on the cultures opinion and beliefs about infanticide.
Something important to consider when looking at the theory of relativism is that it is just a theory. I personally believe it to be a good theory in general, but it should not be interpreted as a foundation for a belief structure. Nor should it be applied to every set of circumstances encountered throughout life. It is purely illogical to assume that one single theory will provide us with the proper guidance required to successfully negotiate every “right or wrong” decision. Relativism allows people to understand that individuals develop belief structures
Emerson once also stated that, “for nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure.” This quote expresses the importance of individuality in transcendentalism and not being influence by anything or anybody to make decisions. It is so important and vital that you should have free thought. You should never adjust your beliefs to other peoples if you do not agree. “What I must do is all the concerns me, not what the people think.” Emerson also stated this when referring to individuality and free thought. You should never let people make your own choices and stop you from
Society claims that their acts of tolerance are acts of self-righteousness, as though we believe that being passive towards others' free speech is selfless and noble. Lippman is supportive of protecting our opponents right to speak, rather than tolerating it due to the fact that "we must hear what they have to say….because freedom of discussion improves our own opinions." Lippman's logical perspective and commentary on the issue of political freedom illustrates the liberties of others as being "our own vital necessity" and that society should alter their viewpoint as such. Lippman's argument is fueled by hasty generalizations which urge the reader to break the stereotype and confront the author's argument as it applies to them. Lippman addresses his criticisms toward the general population to imply the commonality of the tolerant behavior he describes, making it familiar to all readers to interpret in regards to their own ways.
“ Laws are made not to be broken, but to curb our savagery” - Toba Beta According, to Toba beta, “ Laws are made not to be broken, but to curb our savagery”. This thought shows how laws play a major role in human’s life. If there are laws made for people, there are some limitations and restrictions(DC,IC). Its limits person’s activities. Limitations stop an individual from doing inadequate things and protect us from evil.
Thesis Statement: If I am not responsible then I will not succeed, I am to be held accountable for my own actions because to be successful I must be in control and I can’t be forced to do what I don’t want Informal Outline: Introductory Paragraph: The definition of responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something. However, that definition may differ slightly to oneself. To me responsibility is not just having a duty, but to have a purpose. Without personal responsibility one has no purpose. Body Paragraph #1: I am to be held accountable for my own actions.