Father Kolbe's 'Altruism In The Volunteer At Auschwitz'

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I chose the subject The Volunteer at Auschwitz which deals Nazis and Altruism. The story is about concentration camp at Auschwitz and the people who suffer there. It deals with altruism which is opposite of egoism and these two principles are involved in this dilemma and in this story, the main character Father Kolbe is representing altruism and Nazis are representing egoism. A egoism person cares only them own best or economic or spiritual interest. They do not listen or appreciate others, but insists that others are here for them. Nazis behaved selfishly, to benefit only their own interests. Parties who are involved this moral dilemma are Nazis and Jews (specially Father Kolbe), the good and bad. The moral dilemma constitute anger and…show more content…
Life is an individual and a communal thing, but so is also good life. A virtue ethic is giving you kind of moral advice: “Act as a virtuous person would act in your situation” Aristotle believes that virtue is hard quality to handle: Too big or too small for the number one virtue is the same as a vice. Maybe is this case, too much virtue incur into vice for Father Kolbe. Was Father Kolbe act of actually good or fundamentally good? This question can try to answer that we speak truth because we have grown so or because we are afraid catch from a lie or a lie, because we believe that to benefit from it in any situation. This refers to the rewards and punishments and the idea of the background that we seek to avoid punishments and achieve awards. Should we think that Father Kolbe sought to achieve the award by sacrificing himself on behalf of another? Could his position as a monk obliged him to act so? Maybe he felt that he is obligated to do so. Ethical values which are based on honesty, fairness, courage and sense of responsibility, all of those were realized in this story well. In addition, it emphasized solidarity and benevolence Father Kolbe`s
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