Essay On Moral Perception

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Moral perception is a term used in ethics to denote the discernment of the morally salient qualities in particular situations. In order to understand this, we must understand what ethics is all about.
Ethics, also known as moral philosophy is the branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. It talks about what the best way for living is. It teaches us what conduct is right and wrong and under what circumstances.
Ethics can be defined as “the science of ideal human character” or William Lillie defines ethics as the “normative” science of the conduct of human beings living in societies. According to R. Wayne Mondy, ‘Ethics is the discipline dealing with what
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No one doubts that perception is essential for human knowledge, and we trust its deliverances. If there is dispute about whether someone pointed a laser beam at an airplane in flight, honest testimony that one saw the act normally settles the dispute. It is common for people to say that seeing believes. The prominence of this adage indicates the importance that visual perception is taken to have for grounding belief and knowledge.
Simple perception, whether moral or not, does not entail belief formation, but the fact that it is not related to one’s personal belief does not in the least preclude its presenting perceivers with much information about the object perceived. Perception explains in good part why it can both justify beliefs appropriately connected with its content and ground knowledge about its object. But if, in perceiving an object, we in some way process information as is widely held among psychologists as well as philosophers one may wonder whether perception is in some way
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