How do I Make Moral choices, in a World of Moral Ambiguity? A desire for meaning would also include obtaining some kind of “identity,” or individualism. Yet, society or someone will try to force their “ideal” moral system onto everyone else. “Thinking may be “good for nothing” in the world, but in the mind it is good for guidance—not legislation, but guidance” (Bruehl 193). If you base your moral standards off everyone else’s, even when in truth you think in a different way, then in the eyes of an existentialist, you have been degraded and reduced to an object.
In our society, the supernatural phenomenon has increasingly piqued our curiosity. Ranging from ghouls to ghosts, all forms of the supernatural have their own likable features. In Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan article “Why Vampires Never die” they mention how vampires were created, and why they are so interesting today. Guillermo del Toro explains that vampires either play the role of the antagonist or a romantic. The idea that any being can live forever has bewildered many Americans today.
In what manner their reason was corrupted is up for debate. But, there is no doubt that their reason was perverted. According to Dr. Crockett, we can deduce different manners by which reason can become corrupted. There exist three ways by which individual reason can be corrupted and two ways by which societal reason can be perverted. The three individual reasons are by passion, evil
Any place can be haunted, which means that a haunted house can look as new as a hospital or as old as a cabin. “Oral tradition (especially stories told by adults) encompasses many other types of haunted houses—ranging from suburban, split-level ranch houses to fraternity houses to businesses and so on. This variety of setting is appropriate because oral tradition holds that any structure in which a ghost appears is thereby haunted.” (Grider 147). In the Haunting of Hill House, every character has a different perspective on Hill House. For example, Dr. Montague sees the house as a simple run-down family home, in the name of science he is trying to prove that the house has no real phenomena happening inside of it.
Why Should We Be Moral? - Protocol Paper 6 Recall: In the “Why Should We Be Moral,” Rachels states several points: 1) The Ring of Gyges shows how acting immorally can occasionally be to one’s advantage. Glaucon argues that all of us would behave like Gyges. 2) Rachels points out that it is a good thing if other people live morally, but it becomes another matter if you are bound by your own morals. 3) Rachels talks about a well-known idea that right living consists in respect to God’s commands.
While virtue ethics has a very similar approach to Kantian duty-based ethics, virtue ethics focuses on more on one’s feelings instead of motives. While one may enjoy the cause he is fighting for, the torture would be for personal gain. From a Christian-principle based perspective, God can use anything, including torture, for His glory and to bring honor to His name, but torture in of itself does not reflect the image of Christ. As believers in Christ, Christians are called to show the love of Jesus to everyone around them, and torturing other people does not reflect that affection. Although the Bible does not speak specifically on the issue of torture, followers of Jesus are called to love one another.
In a simpler matter, you do what you do because of the way you are. To be truly morally responsible for what you do, you must be responsible for the way you are. But, you cannot be truly responsible for the way you are; therefore, you cannot truly be morally responsible for what you do. Strawson follows this explanation of the argument by stating that we are what we are, and no punishment or reward is "fitting" for us. He then goes on to expand on the consequences of the Basic Argument.
Another article used is another part of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy but on the term “self-interest”. Having self-interest is part of being human and “the purpose of morality, she argues, is to teach us what is in our self-interest, what produces happiness”, this sentence also ties with the words “self” and “ego”. Having an ego or being an egoist has its limits, though. People should care for themselves, but also care for others because ego is more of a balance in which one can’t work without the other. The beneficial side of ego is that it “constitutes the essential identity of a human being” (Rand Introduction) but the detrimental side, according to visionlaunch.com, is that it can “completely eliminate objectivity”.
In his fourth point, Dawkins explains that religion teaches us to not question our faith and this prevents us from justifying our actions as long as it is in the name of God. He argues that having a faith justifies terrible acts because it allows us to avoid reasoning. Thus this explains the irrational act that was done in the history of mankind. He also promote skepticism because it encourage us do not believe in anything without looking for evidence. His fifth point states that religion is not the source of our morality.