““On the view of these philosophers, a life can be meaningful only if it can mean something to someone, and not just to someone, but to someone other than oneself and indeed someone of more intrinsic or ultimate value than oneself.” (The Meanings of Lives, page 13) Of course, not everyone is going to have the same values. However, in order to have a successful society, people must pursue values that are not only important to themselves, but will also benefit and impact others. I agree with this, however I believe it is important that they value benefit both the person and others. Doing something just for someone else all the time is not fair to the person doing the actions. They must live their life with things that are of value to them too.
He argues that if we do something for a reason, that is how we are, so we must be responsible. But if we are responsible for our actions, we must also be responsible for ourselves. Hence, Strawson explains that to be responsible for ourselves, we would have to have chosen to be the way we are, which we are unable to do. He ends this interpretation of the argument by stating, "[s]o
Connecting these two excerpts they are about responsibility and knowledge of one’s choice. There are certain repercussions that cannot be anticipated. They both help to clarify, make an informed decision. What one person does is not just for one person it can affect a lot of
Personal values can affect research in the sense that we all have our own personal values. One may misinterpret the study’s findings just on values alone. In regards to my study, I will have to try to leave bias out of my research and take into account that not everyone has the same point of view when it comes to identity. Overall, I believe by using this approach, will help me understand why we pretend to be someone we are not in order to fit in with the crowd during
In circumstances like these, there are reasons why promising to try would be significant. It is a responsible way of letting the other party know that there might be some circumstance where the agent will not be able to follow through with their
The Obscurities of Free Will In Peter Van Inwagen’s book, Metaphysics, he presents several positions concerning free will and determinism. For Van Inwagen, free will is something that is commonly conscious and inevitable for most people. However, it is hard to understand how each position can have such a complex mystery, as he presents it. Van Inwagen is convoluting the concepts of free will and determinism with unnecessary layers of mystery. Moreover, the certainty of only having one, predetermined future is a concept that does not sit well with many people.
Drucker additionally, proposes that a common problem in decision making is not necessarily the incorrect decision, but a situation when the boundary conditions alter while the decision is being applied. He also states that additional logic to having boundary conditions distinctly defined is in when one is making the most risky of all decisions; which is when the conditions are for all intent purposes opposing. Basically, know your range of options that will still count as success. He additionally purposes that testing the effectiveness of the decision against the actual course of events is best. However additionally he further suggest observing the changes is paramount when it comes to validation of the
She would have remained narrow-minded, with a different set of values. Thus, adversity sculpts moral character. In addition to shaping moral values, adversity also establishes self-worth through providing us with a sense of purpose. (survivals effect on
The person who seeks a role model puts more thought into the decisions anticipated, —but must be careful. Why is the role model doing what he or she is doing? What is the motive? The goals of the role model and the seeker could be quite different, although the seeker has fixed attention on the tenacity of purpose of the role model. This fixed sensation can ultimately find the seeker in the same position as a copycat – an