Efforts in Creating Conflict-free World

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To establish a peaceful world is one of the core goals of the society. Researches of many scholars trend to find the root of the conflicts. On the other hand, others offer the solutions how the world can become less disputed. These two researchers, Robert Wright and Joshua Greene, try to find ways in order to create a conflict-free world. I think both of them have strong arguments why conflicts happen; however, since Wright’s arguments are stronger and doable, the solution that he proposes is better than Greene’s. Although both Wright and Greene’s claims intersect in one point that the root of the conflict is moral diversity, Greene (2013) seems more messianic on this issue. He reveals the depths of this moral diversity on his fertile idea, trolley problem. This psychological analysis asserts that some individuals make decisions with emotional part of their brains; however, others use logical side of brain. More precisely, these people who follow logical stream of their brains represent the utilitarian approaches to conflicts. On the other hand, these emotions which make us decide are no more than gut feeling. This study raised the questions about how much trust our brain deserves. (para.5) From these factors, it becomes clear that Greene perceives these moral values as a core of the conflict. Therefore, he strongly believes the possibility of conflict-free world by using utilitarian approach. Greene’s diagnosis on this problematic issue sounds more history-bounded; he suggests that each individual’s moral values are heritage of natural selection. In every step of our lives, we encounter these reminds. One of the undeniable consequences of this natural selection is innateness. From the childhood, each individual has innate featu... ... middle of paper ... ...nism as the best available moral philosophy. I just do not think it is the key to salvation.” In point of view, utilitarianism is stronger than meta-cognition meditation. Remember the trolley problem; in first case most people choose utilitarian choice, pulling a lever. This shows that people are ready for utilitarianism, the only thing is that make them choose logical thoughts. However, meta-cognition meditation is stranger for people, and I think that this solution will not succeed. I really appreciate these scholars’ effort. I think it is not easy to create a conflict-free world. These scholars showed their ways and tried to prove them, but they have more to do. They should show a right moral philosophy that society will benefit it. I think if Wright supports Green’s utilitarian solution, and they work together, they will achieve in creating a secured world.
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