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).
C3- One will never do justice willingly but only when compelled to do so (Republic II, 360c, l. 5). Glaucon argues that it is natural for humans to want to do injustice, while barbaric to suffer it (Republic II, 358e, l. 3). He means it is human nature to take the shortest route in the path to good fortune, regardless of fairness, supporting the claim as “the desire to outdo others” (359c, l. 5). In his view, laws were made to enact a stasis between desires for injustice and fear of revenge (359a, ll. 6-7).
In other words, "what people deserve is determined by what they do as agents. " For example, applied strictly, if someone steals from another person, then the thief must have the same thing happen to him, and be stolen from. In this case, the punishment is equal to the crime. This is where Nathanson's objection of "moral desert" comes into play.
He has a specific idea of exactly what the revenge must entails. He admits, “A wrong is underdressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally underdressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. ”(23) In this way, Montressor have a feeling that he cannot incur any form of punishment resulting from his revenge.
But while Equality's outlooks aren't necessarily bad, there still needs to be balance. If everyone thought only about themselves, society would crumble. People have to rely on each other to an extent, and total selfishness would prevent this. That being said, someone can have selfish moments while still being a good person and caring for others. There doesn't have to be polar opposites when it comes to selfishness versus selflessness.
What if individuals accept the worse and when offered something better, they believe they don’t deserve it? George’s character is somewhat insinuating this because of his abilities he deserved to be handicapped, and if he does something out of the way he needs more punishment. I chose George because I believed that he depicted what was wrong with the society and how that we let higher ranking people tell us what we deserve. George is a smart individual, and knows that his government is wrong, yet does nothing. In some cases aren’t all individuals
We all make mistakes. The difference between good and evil seems to be the gravity of these mistakes. Teiresias, however, believes that good men are those that recognize their mistakes and fix them. The only crime is being too proud to admit your mistake. While I agree that good men admit and attempt to fix their mistakes, I don’t believe that the only crime is pride.
Selfishness is described as a person being devoted to or caring only for oneself and is concerned primarily with one's own interests regardless of others emotions or well-being. Selfishness is usually performed with an initial act. For example, a selfish person deliberately focuses on their own needs or desires, rather than others. Being selfish can also be accidental. Accidental selfishness is still unjust and could potentially have the chance of being even more destructive to relationships, themselves, and the society they live in, due to its oblivious nature.
Utilitarianism is the act committed, ways to prevent new crimes, and how to stop from repeating the crime. Last virtue ethics is character of the person, it is to achieve civil peace through moral virtues, and it helps rehabilitate or reform the offender. If Nifong believed that the defendants were in fact guilty then he could use the evidence he had against them. He had enough to support the beliefs that he had; therefore, if he believed them to be guilty, he could have gathered enough evidence to support that belief rather than hide the proof favorable to the defendants. I do not see the moral permissibility to bring charges to FedEx.
Unethical Media in social Media Unethical media is a big problem nowadays and it should be solved, it is morally wrong, against accepted standards of behavior. Ethics is the way people behave based on how their beliefs about what right and wrong influence behavior. Ethics is defined as the analysis, promotion and evaluation of what establishes virtuous character and correct conduct according to the best principles available. Ethics doesn 't ask simply the way to live in a good manner. It asks how one must live well in an ethical manner, i.e., in goodness as well as in the right relation amongst one other, a task which might necessitate us to sacrifice personal benefits, in carrying out duties or in enduring persecution.
G: No, he should be prosecuted. He committed manslaughter and should be sentenced for his actions. S: However, you just mentioned that his actions were not purposeful, and by your definition he should not be punished for his actions. G: I suppose I am wrong.
Dimmesdale is only tormented because of the guilt in his heart. He would not feel this guilt if he would only confess his righteousness to the world. In some way Chillingworth really shows the true character of Dimmesdale that he is not this majestic
This makes you “unjust” because a person is quick to judge without a single thought put into the situation. It is now to be determined, is it absolutely just about the boy being guilty or further than what is stirring beneath the surface?
There are two ways of interpreting his job; it can be perceived as evil, being in control of distorting and manipulating history. In contradiction to this point, he is simply doing what is required of him, his environment being what is compelling him to carry out this action. Another example of the moral ambiguity he lives in was whether or not he should of kept the article or was right to have disposed of it. Winston initially was tempted to keep the document, having it be the morally correct thing to do so, yet would be imposing punishment upon himself. Therefore, for this reason he decided that the states definition of morality was more important than his