JoJo is the evil dictator’s son who has been raised to think torturing people is perfectly okay and morally acceptable in society. JoJo is capable of acting in agreement with his deep self. As the dictator’s son can have second order desires that are reasonable but from our perspective they’re immoral. Hence, Wolf believes that majority of us would not consider JoJo accountable and responsible for his actions. This is where the deep-self view is flawed, and Wolf suggests the sane deep-self view.
Others may be good but have been hurt and chose to be evil. There are even those who can be both at the same time, they are good to their loved ones and evil towards their enemies. There are many different cases and it will never really come down to one explanation. People that are good can change due to events that happen in their lives. They are fighting with themselves on whether they want to do good or evil but in the end chose evil, “If Fernandez 2 someone’s evil, it can’t be blamed on inborn capacities.
Polemarchus responds by saying, “that the men one believe to be good, one loves, while those he considers bad one hates.” This is the problem with Polemarchus’ view of justice. He could easily be wrong about who is “good” and who is “bad” and you will end up treating someone who has done nothing wrong unjustly. Dividing a country into classes where each person must be loyal to ones own class would never lead to true justice because the different classes would only be loyal to their particular class. The ruling class would benefit more from this because they are in fact the higher
Everyone today wants to belong. Everyone wants to be like everyone, but it can be misread on what oneself is .Contrary to popular belief, though, individuality brings more success and happiness than conformity. Everyone is unique in their own way and people shouldn’t be fearful of each other’s differences. In the short story Harrison Bergeron the protagonist Harrison is very different from others and has a lot of good aspects but also has some crucial flaws. In the story, everyone is being controlled by the government to be equal to one another.
A Confucian should treat Ren as more morally basic than Li as Ren is a moral intuition that fundamental to the practice of Li. In the Analects (12.22), Confucius said Ren is to love all men, which means that respect others are the basic of Ren. It is the highest standard of ethics that Confucian want to achieve. And later Mencius introduced the theory of original goodness of human nature and said the heart of sympathy is the root of Ren that everyone has the basis to achieve Ren (Mengzi 3.6). This shows that Ren is innate in our mind, what we should do is to practice Li to restrict our behavior so as to achieve Ren.
When he is fed correctly the good does come. In relation to both of these men, Xun Zi ends up abounding his side and takin upside with the views and ways of Mencius. They each have the approach that affects their view of governing. I feel that Mencius is in the manner of governing oneself will ultimately allow others to follow in what is right. Though in contradicting or more so just differently Xun Zi believed that is was the ritual that the government will do things correctly, it practices that bring forth the good out of the evil in human
Matchers are the ones that balance giving and taking. Matchers know when to give and when to take in order to promote self wellbeing. Matchers are equally as selfish as they are selfless which prevents them from being taken advantage of. This balance also allows them to keep taking from others without burning their peers out.Most are of a matchers principles are based off of the idea of fairness. Matchers feel that relationships should consist of equal effort of both spouses.
Inspector Javert is a character whose personal philosophies may easily be related to ideas of other philosophers. As an inspector, he is working on the government’s side. While it is quite clear in the film that the government is not moral or ethical (to a certain extent), Javert feels that his job is extremely important and anyone who breaks the law is immoral and, in a sense, evil. Javert would agree with Jeremy Bentham’s philosophy that human behavior is controlled by imposing sanctions. Javert even tried controlling his own behavior by strictly following the law his entire life.
The audience is forced to confront their own ideas of good and bad by acknowledging objective moral truth. Fighting for freedom and truth is moral in any situation and applies to both works, which proves both Satan and the machines are freedom fighters with a just cause and moral values, rather than terrorists who rebell for the sake of defiance and disorder. Setting this standard for objective morality helps prevent corruption and allows people to identify morality, or what is good and bad, not from their own devices and desires, but from morality’s inherent goodness. Works Cited Milton, John. Paradise Lost.
He/she should be of good character and has the characteristics of an ideal Confucian official. If he is a good official, he can use the law without destroying the moral basis. Combining the Western and Confucian thought about the characteristics of a good official is what I think a good solution to help our country change for the better. We do not remove law but we let the morals and values be in government officials. People would say that law destroys the society for it prevents us to be free.
In conclusion, the two civilizations believed in entirely different ways to govern themselves and they both had completely different values of individuals. Athens had a strong confidence in each male citizen, believing that men were higher over all. They believed each man should engage in government and contribute their thoughts. On the other hand, Han China did not cherish the individual, instead, they believed men were a part of nature. They also believed that people should behave, be kind to others, and let the higher classes govern
Traits such as creativity, intelligence, and skepticism are highly valued and are noticeable in most famous scientists. For these reasons, it is logical that science is not highly valued in the totalitarian world in Anthem, since in the collectivist society, obedient and average people are rewarded, and people that stand out are punished. Equality 7-2521 knew he was smarter than his brothers, but stated “it is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them”, because the main concept of collectivism is unity, that “We are nothing. Mankind is all”, and by standing out, whether by being superior or inferior, you threaten that
Fahrenheit 451, a book created by the mind of Ray Bradbury, was made to show the challenges of the Utopian lifestyle, but it is also a fantastic example of the Hero’s Journey. "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.” -Bradbury pg 56. The most common idea of a utopian lifestyle is when everything is the same but, a Utopian lifestyle is defined as everything being perfect.