Nietzsche believed that philosophy should be about jumping from one extreme to another extreme and that it should make you angry and ask questions. He identified true morality as there being a right and a wrong, and the right and wrong actions are what allow you to succeed in life. Morality as an anti-nature is people telling you what you shouldn't
When considering how best to apply a moral framework to one’s own life, it can be helpful to look to Immanuel Kant’s book, The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals to inform our actions. It is in this book that Kant develops his moral framework for all humans, and Kant introduces the ideas of a ‘supreme principle of morality’ and his famous ‘categorical imperative’. For the purpose of this paper, I will critically engage with Kant’s ideas surrounding the second formulation of the categorical imperative, the Formula of Humanity. I will begin by explaining what the supreme principle of morality is, and its relation to the Formula of Humanity. From this, I will offer an explanation as to why the Formula of Humanity is a plausible candidate
Retributivism justifies that punishment is payback for crime and its main goal is to give the offender their just deserts. We will first look into the idea of how we treat people as they deserve. According to Rachels, “Moral judgments about what to do frequently depend on considerations about what will happen as a result of our actions.” (Rachels, 1997). People deserve to be treated the same way they treat others. Rachels has also mentioned that people can control their fates by the way they treat others.
I thought that this chapter was interesting because I think in a similar way. He believed that for one to be moral, they need to have an appropriate motive for undertaking a task. It cannot be based on selfish reasons and it does not have to appease the public. You do something because it is right. He also states that we often mistake ideas for our own because of conformity.
Two are duties to ourselves - namely that of cultivating our intellectual talents and preserving ourselves (hence forbidding suicide), and two are duties to others, namely honesty in promises and helping them to achieve their own ends (G 4:29-30). I will discuss the plausibility (and implausibility) of two of these examples. First, to discuss the most plausible of these examples, I will assess our duty toward others to contribute to the fulfillment of their ends. This example encourages that we not only refrain from taking away from other’s happiness but that we actively and positively work to contribute to others’ happiness (G 4:430). I think that this is plausible and effective because, as Kant argued, if this standard was universalized - in other words, if everyone worked to contribute to their own, and to each other’s happiness and wellbeing - we can potentially actualize the virtues of harmonious and respectful coexistence.
This particular dilemma reiterates the notion of the Derivation of Duties that Kant discusses in his Categorical Imperative ethical approach. Kant explains that people have to learn to distinguish between perfect and imperfect duties. An example of a perfect duty would be that we should never commit murder under the circumstance, while an example of a imperfect duty be that we are required to treat all living beings with kindness and respect. The FWS are at a crossroads when it comes to satisfying both duties equally. Why should the barred owl be wiped out just to give the spotted owl better chance to thrive?
Thus, Kant considers free will as the main source of morality. Additionally, Kant insists on universal duties that human beings should follow. So this is called Categorical Imperative which is based on such principle as never treat anyone merely as a means to an end. Rather, treat everyone as an end in
My worldview is based off of strong morals and beliefs, but also an understanding of difference. I believe that you should stand up for yourself and protect your way of life but at the same time realize that difference is what makes the world spin. I couldn’t have asked for a better family than the one I have today. Sure they are hard on me, sure they may yell or get mad, but in the end they can see the future better than I can. Although, being able see the literal future would be pretty cool it’s not what I mean here.
People are driven from their pride and sense of importance. Giving people faith in their abilities can help shape them. Life continues to throw us curve balls, whether it be in our professional life or social life. Carnegie’s, How to Win Friends & Influence People, teaches us how to address such situations in life by bestowing valuable and relevant principles that we can apply to enhance our interactions with others. I definitely recommend reading this book because its audience will receive life-changing information that can only benefit them and their
Kant offers that his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals “is nothing more than the identification and corroboration of the supreme principle of morality” (4:392). He maintains that people must use “practical philosophy”, or careful reasoning, in order to delineate the precise principle of human morality, which Kant later identifies and formulates as the categorical imperative. To understand this supreme principle of morality, Kant asserts the truth in two things: there exists morality, which regulates human behaviors and signifies good actions, and that this morality can be only understood through reason. Assuming that these are both true, it is not entirely clear what the ontological relationship is between human rationality and morality—whether
Philosophy 100 Steven Phan Kant, Immanuel: Grounding of Metaphysics of Moral 10-19-15 The first of Kant’s essay about metaphysics on morality, he revealed to us that it is one’s sense of duty, which makes it a moral action. He also explained what logic is as it pertains understanding the most reasonable course to take, and as well as how it can only be a pure concept as it does not derive from experiences. Taking all of this into account, in the second part of Kant’s essay, he start with the idea that there is now way to give an example of a moral action outside of it being of duty. See that humans are able to make choices, their actions can fall into two categories of why they do them, according to Kant. The first category is called the hypothetical imperative, and it’s when the rational reasoning behind the course of action is clear and for one’s own goal.
Creativity is also something that I am very committed to because it pushes people to explore new boundaries and come up with ideas that excite and bring positive energy into their lives. I enjoy hearing the ideas of friends, coworkers, etc., because I will never underestimate the power of an idea. Creativity is what has allowed us to progress over time. In this program many other students will be providing me their creative thoughts and solutions, which allows new ideas to be born and causes a cycle. Service is also important because when we provide any of our time into helping someone or something out it allows us to stay humble and acknowledge what is going on around us.
Instead of forcing them to do things the way you think it should be done, show them that you are doing the right thing and that they are capable of making moral decisions too. Another essential, and probably the most important, characteristic of a good leader is honesty. You cannot lead people and be disingenuous with them at the same time. Stick to your word, keep your promises, and admit when you’re wrong. Admitting when you’re wrong and thinking critically about a new solution to a problem can guarantee that you’ll be the best leader possible.
Project Life I chose Cosmetology because, I love working with hair, skin, and nails. Also there is something about making people feel better about themselves that gives me a feeling of accomplishment. With this job, you need to be able to interact with others nicely and have good listening skills. This is because you may have a client that wants to get something off their chest or just needs someone to really take in what they’re saying and maybe be able to professional advice to help with the issue. You always want to be friendly to you clients; because of this, you’ll get more costumers and earn a good reputation for your work place.
What you do to others will always come back to you. If a person does morally upright behavior, he will positively affect the people around him, making them happy and they will therefore also treat that person in a morally upright manner. Happiness causes people to do good acts in the same way that doing good acts causes happiness. Wicked acts harm others and cause them to suffer because they become unacceptable from the point of view of their society. For example, working for the community after a calamity makes a person happy because he was able to make others happy by helping them in their sufferings.