Someone may be unjust and they can completely agree because they are reaping the benefits from being unjust versus when they were a just person, they just haven’t experienced the consequences of being unjust. I also believe that there are people who would be unjust if no consequences followed, but I think that there are more honorable people in our world simply because they choose to be.
Wishing a more equal distribution of wealth, Robin Hood helps the most vulnerable people in society. He does not keep the wealth himself, but rather, gives it away. It is his internal goodness and unselfishness that prevents him from violating the Principle of Retributive Justice. He does not deserve punishment, as his motivations were not immoral. Utilitarianism inspires Robin Hood as he strives to create a better world and a more prosperous society.
Since all human beings are motivated to do good and in my view are acting in good faith by taking these incentives as they are usually quite small in comparison to the donation they are making so the result is still a great act of giving even in the case of those who are motivated more by self-interest, one could argue that the incentive helps move the person doing the good deed into an act of selflessness. In both cases the donors feel reward in multiple levels from personal joy to more public notoriety, but in all cases those human emotions and validations do not breach moral code. The use of incentives are debatable whether or not they should be used or not, however it is proven that in some cases it does work. With teenagers if a teacher says that we will get a grade boost by donating money, or time it it PROVEN (word choice) that we will feel more obligated to participate knowing that it will in some way benefit us. As much as we are being selfish and only thinking about how the outcome will benefit us, we still are committing a good deed.
People could not change the past; therefore, they would do a good thing that brings to a better future, which makes them become better people than the ones in the past. The road to redemption is not from when the person makes up for his guilt, but it starts when he feel regretful, a difficult start, and ends with a relief of redemption. The author puts characters into different situations of sins and how they try to resolve problems, as examples for his ideas of road to redemption. For instance, Baba is always an honorable man in people's eyes. They admire him for his power, they are jealous with his wealth and they love ... ... middle of paper ... ...uilty feeling inside people.
Deontology focuses on respecting the autonomy and humanity of others, basically preaching equal opportunity. Utilitarianism does not specify any means by which to obtain happiness—happiness is its only mandate. While happiness sounds like a great end goal, it is a rather impractical one and the lack of consideration of motivations and means of utility-increasing actions has some serious negative consequences. I prefer Deontology over Utilitarianism for its focus on individual’s rights, opportunity, and personal autonomy. Utilitarianism’s advocacy of happiness by any means is what concerns me about the theory.
They did something to help better another person’s life rather than their own, for the sake of the other person’s happiness. As a result, moral values are present within the individual’s actions. Accordingly, obligation relates to what is pleasurable and agreeable. Many people would agree that helping someone else will make both parties feel good about themselves and see it as a good action. If someone were to not help another person, they would be seen as selfish.
However, their good deed outweighs their selfish desires. In most cases, this selflessness, “was motivated by honor, duty, kindness, goodness, compassion, or that [one] acts with integrity or because [one] is virtuous,” (Beardman, 2012, p. 547). On the other hand, for some people this act of altruism is really confused for an egotistic behavior. This type
Success does not equate wealth and notoriety. Anyone who lives his life in a way that contributes positively to the general population is a success. When you contribute to the greater good, you help others have a desire to do the same, by following your example. Risk and hard work payoff, mostly, and if they don't, you will have still learned from the experience, or at least have become a cautionary t... ... middle of paper ... ...ized antidepressant. Because I care about you, I do not wish for you a sweet, harmonious life like the ones they invent in stories.
This principle promotes a life of more pleasure than pain by choosing actions that produce more happiness. These are conscious actions made that follow a life of utility and act in accordance with the “Greatest Happiness Principle.” Though Mill’s critics would argue that Utilitarianism is not a reasonable foundation for morality by not fulfilling a life of happiness, creating selfish or expedient people, and reducing human experience to animals, I would have to disagree. This principle promotes happiness and pleasure for all, along with aiding individuals to be less selfish, and an even slate for people of all characters. I find the “Greatest Happiness Principle” to be a relevant and altruistic foundation of morality. There is an emphasis on lives containing more pleasure than pain under the rule that one person cannot put their own happiness above others.
No abstract ideas enter into the minds of these giants, so as not to cause confusion. More and Swift both describe Utopias in order to criticize the society of that time. The Utopias are ideals that would create better societies in which people would be simple, moral people, who would not possess any negative qualities. Growing up in these societies, one would not experience strong emotional feelings, and in turn he or she would be happy. These Utopias eliminate the strong emotional feelings, good and bad, and although the good ones cause happiness, the bad ones cause sadness, thus creating a society of complication and confusion.