Yet, one must be causa sui to achieve true moral responsibility. Hence, nothing is able to truly be morally responsible. Strawson 's whole purpose of writing the article is to change anyone 's mind who says that we should be responsible for the way we are and what we do as a result of the way we are. He believes we are lacking freedom and control of doing so. He argues that if we do something for a reason, that is how we are, so we must be responsible.
He completely abandoned him, leaving the monster in predicaments that, in numerous times, threatened his own life. Everyone in the outside world shunned, beat, and ran away from the poorly constructed monster, automatically assuming he was a malicious demon, ravaging for destruction and death. Not one person who had seen or spoken with him had been nice and accepting, except for one man- who was blind. His unfortunate disposition drew away any type of human compassion for him, eventually filling him with surges of hatred for all of mankind; more so for his creator, Victor. He set his vengeful ways on the scientist's family and loved ones, making sure to fill Victor with the absence of no close comfort or compassion from anyone.
So, in order to restore order within one’s individual life, one must defy the social norms that distance themselves from nature to find harmony with it. Furthermore, his use of tone to exemplify his argument is also effective as he condemns people for living rushed, unfulfilled lives for the sake of prosperity and materialistic possessions. When Thoreau says that ”when we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality,”(279) he employs a critical tone by stating that people are blinded by these petty things that misconstrue
People are being made equal by beauty, knowledge, and strength, when traits should not be equal. People all are different in their own unique way, so why should anyone take away who they are? The differences make everyone who they are, and that determines how they will live their life, and living a good life, should be done by themselves only. Equality should be given for rights, not anything else. Censorship is being used the unrightful way.
It follows the moral decision of human beings and the stories of where moral compasses have failed. Creature sees this as the basis of all humans, the presence of good and evil. But, for Creature, it would best serve his upbringing through learning of society in a different book that deals more closely with an individual’s choices within the whole of society. A book that shows that choices are necessary to be good or evil, rather than that humans are inherently both, would show Creature that his decisions make him the evil he is, not his very existence. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald could show Creature that an individual, such as Jay, is ultimately the deciding factor in morality, not an individual's species.
Suspending judgement can come from believing that you only know what you are able to experience, and that if judgement does occur, it is because you are trying to find the opposite side to whatever it is that you are judging. In some situations, it comes down to judging others, and focusing on your own morality which was also something that Sextus was trying to communicate within his text. Overall, Sextus ' argument is one that can be interpreted in different ways depending on how one thinks, but at the same time he makes one believe that good deeds will then follow with good
In other words, emotions can either be good or bad. I feel that this is something that should be avoid because, when we refer to certain emotions as good or bad, we develop this concept that it is right or wrong to feel a certain way. This may result in some individuals feeling ashamed to feel “bad.” We have created a society where you force positivity upon people and shame those that are not positive. In doing this, we create a strict environment that fails to consider the diversity in emotion. In addition, if a person feels ashamed of their unhappiness, then they may be afraid to share their feelings.
For the reason that Utilitarianism only considers one normative factor, the maximisation of overall happiness, and because it considers all pleasure/happiness to have value, it often conflicts with our common-sense morality and allows for great individual deviation from social norms. It is in this way that Utilitarianism allows for injustice, immoral actions and the violation of human rights. I shall provide an example that demonstrates that in some instances Utilitarianism can be counterintuitive and furthermore give us the morally wrong answer as to which act we ought to perform. The first example involves a surgeon who is faced with the decision of killing one healthy patient, harvesting their organs and transplanting them into five patients who are dying in order to save their lives or doing nothing and allowing the five sick patients to die. Utilitarianism maintains that the surgeon do the act that produces the maximum overall amount of utility, namely, the surgeon must kill the one healthy patient to save the five others.
God in Heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor? I think it is honest, I think so; I am no saint.” (884) Because of his impure actions in the past, Proctor wanted to die with a clean conscience. This is important because it shows how much theology ruled the lives of the people in the 1600s. An innocent man was hanged because his accuser was almost exposed as a liar. The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence.
Isolation and a lack of companionship is the tragic reality for the monster, who was abandoned by his creator and is repulsive to everyone that he comes across. Victor removes himself from society for many months; severing nearly all human contact then renouncing his creation based on the monster's appearance. As the monster matures he begins to understands the relationship the cottagers share with one another, while the monster, “yearned to be known and loved by these amiable creatures: to see their sweet looks directed towards me with affection was the utmost limit of my ambition.”(Shelley). Armed with nothing but the longing for a real connection, the monster approaches his unknowing hosts only to be “brutally attacked—by those he trusted...because of their human ignorance.”(Millhauser). This violent rejection is a repetition of Victor’s lack of acceptance for the monster and attention to his family.