Although Locke believed people are moral, he did acknowledge the fact there are is a small percentage of people who aren’t. Therefore, he emphasized the importance of having a democratically governed society in order to enforce rules, promote security, and preserve property. He thought the best way to solve social conflicts was for each individual in a society to come together and come to an agreement to live under one government that enforces laws for the greater
Therefore, different cultures with result in different moral codes. In that case, people should see matters from many aspects instead of having a general truth as the standard. A second reason why cultural relativism has a more logical way of reasoning is because it teaches us to keep in an open mind. This can be seen from the fact that people should respect and tolerate other’s culture since there is no universal truth that holds for all people. Taken together, these two arguments demonstrate the logical way reasoning of cultural relativism and highlight the advantage of the cultural relativism
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.
It’s always easier to defend someone’s right to say something with which you agree. But in a free society, you also have a duty to defend speech to which you may strongly object”(mighty constitutional opposites). that is what separates the united states from a fascist country in that they protect all forms of speech. On the topic of hateful actions, only actions such as direct threats should be prosecuted and general hatred should be allowed. “The spectrum of hateful expression is broad, encompassing acts that are clearly illegal — such as firebombing a mosque
Martin Luther King Jr. uses references towards historical and political figures to show his stance on the United States Government during his time. In a nut shell, Martin Luther King Jr. is describing his beliefs in just and unjust laws in his writing. An unjust law, as stated by Martin Luther King Jr., is “one that is a mode that is out of harmony with the moral law.” St. Augustine said, “An unjust law is not a law at all.” Martin Luther King Jr. uses this quote to justify his case and to establish credibility within his argument in how he backs up his beliefs with that of St. Augustine on an unjust law.
Definition Virtue ethics: Aristotle based virtue ethics on the quest to become a moral character, as being honest, brave, justice a person becomes an honest person and make honest choices, a guide for making society more peaceful without enforcing rules or punishment to resolve problems In my friend’s case if they had followed virtue ethics it would have been more peaceful and friendly acceptance of her beliefs and way to live her life. And the reaction towards something even if believed to be bad can show virtual ethics. In qualities such as faithfulness, generosity, and integrity. law makers make and enforce the law against discrimination.
As a human person having the capacity of reason and rationality, Rachels (2003) further states that, “Because the moral law is the law of reason, rational beings are the embodiment of the moral law itself. The only way that moral goodness can
People can only acquire true knowledge if they know true good. The Form of the Good is helping the soul from the visible world into the intelligible world. The process of education is the conversion of the soul. Education allows people gradually move out of the visible world and gain real knowledge. Plato’s morality is based on rational cognition.
Decision-makers would inform people of the case that are brought against them or their rights and gives them a right to be heard (the ‘hearing’ rule), without a personal interest in the outcome (rule against ‘bias’) and acting only on the basis of logically probative evidence (‘no evidence’ rule). Audi alteram partem (right to be heard) and Nemo judex in causa sua debet esse (no biasness) was stated in Wiseman v. Borneman , as “Those two rules are the essential characteristics of what is often called natural justice. They are the twin pillars supporting it.” Natural justice principles are ensured in Article 6 (the right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights that have been incorporated into the English law through the Human Rights Act 1998 .
Government laws are necessary for our communities because if people do not agree with the government, it does not mean government decision are incorrect. In “Civil Disobedience,” Thoreau talks about government and points out the flaws in the government system. On the other hand, in “ The Grapes of Wrath,” Steinbeck talk on the birth of civilization from physical and governmental issues. Although, many cases Thoreau and Steinbeck perspectives on government contradicts with each other however they both share similar thoughts about self-government.
In addition, the people emotions mostly triggers a person’s senses into doing helping others ethically indirectly or directly. If the United States did establish ethically responsibility as a law then there would be many advantages and disadvantages. The relationship between a nation’s legal system helps people realize that there are governments order and nothing is given in return of committing an an act that is ethically
As they always say, two wrongs do not make a right. Nevertheless, I like the example that you give at the end.
This last ruling decision established that subsequent presidents cannot just undo the federal exchanges from the ACA, however, this event will maintain challengers to oppose the law and their arguments should be subject of examination. The best way to critique the credibility and reliability of an argument it is by identifying the fallacies on it. Fallacies are common reasoning tricks use to persuade individuals believe an argument that lacks from evidence and logic. There are many types of fallacies which objective is to distract, delay or deflect arguments. The intentional fallacy is presented with arguments because they seem appropriate in debates when an individual find themselves out of a logical road and uses fallacies to back up his/her argument.
In July of 1988, Dorothy Ann Willis Richards, the Texas State Treasurer at the time, gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The room was filled with democratic supporters to whom Richards emphasizes the need to for American politics to "do better." Her speech was intended to persuade the audience to vote for the Democratic party in the upcoming election, rather than the Republican party. Richards attempts to persuade the audience through her use of humor, repetition, and personal anecdotes. Richards kicks off her speech with the humorous statement ,"After listening to George Bush all these years, I figured you needed to know what a real Texas accent sounds like.
Indiscriminate peaceful resistance to laws is harmful to a society. Peaceful resistance to unjust laws, however, is not only good for a society, but fundamental to a free one. If the people put up no resistance to unjust laws, they are merely slaves of the state, without freedom. An unjust law is a law which either violates the natural rights of the people or forces them to act against their conscience. Although a few situations call for armed resistance, as the Declaration of Independence notes, most situations do not and peaceful resistance will almost always further the common good.