It might seem that lying to get yourself out of trouble is a situation that makes the lie justified. But I think that is a selfish reason for your own good and that people are thinking less about the society and more about their own good. Lying to get out of trouble is one of those many lies that are not justified.
Furthermore, Plato thinks that art was psychologically destabilizing for each individual person and that art leads to immorality. Hence, art was politically dangerous and pose as a threat to the human society. Plato stated in The Republic that an imitation is at three removes from the reality or the truth of something and poets and other artists would represent the gods in many inappropriate ways. Plato continued that a good imitation could undermine the stability of human beings by making us feel sad, depressed and sorrow about life itself. In Aristotle’s view, art was not potentially dangerous for several reasons.
According to the utilitarian view, adultery is wrong because dishonesty and promise-keeping result in di... ... middle of paper ... ...alent to lying. A final reason given for thinking that adultery is immoral is that it weakens the institutions of marriage and family. Given that these institutions are good for society, engaging in activities that undermine them is morally suspect. Much of the above is legitimately obvious. But such thoughts may go by the wayside when people are encountered with the choice of being unfaithful to their spouse.
Browne says that we are all stuck in the “unselfis... ... middle of paper ... ...om distinct points of view with distinctive ideas. Browne states that a selfish life is a life to more happiness, whereas Nagel objects and claims that a direct concern for others should be the basis of our morality. Browne believes that if everyone sacrificed their happiness for another person, no one would be happy. Nagel critiques Browne’s theory by saying that people are not permitted to do anything they want for happiness because there are many actions that are resentful. Selfishness has earned a negative sense of being because it is often association with ruthless people.
We lie to avoid disappointing others, like a student lying to their parents about what they scored on a test. People want to be viewed in a positive manner. They naturally want to avoid conflict and feeling bad about themselves. This proves a weakness in society, as it turns people selfish. Additionally, Snark also argues that lying can be selfish, as he states, “[Lying] is also awfully disrespectful.
Generally speaking lying in a relationship is frowned upon, the severity of the lie adds to the lack of principle. When you lie in a relationship you harm the other person which is what I find makes it unethical. 3. I don’t think it is unethical to lie to get out of an unpleasant situation. People lie all the time by saying they are busy to get out of certain plans.
If one cannot achieve what he or she claimed to be able to do, then it leads to compulsive lying, which ultimately not only hurts one's self but others around that person. Lying is an intrinsically dishonest practice. Society depends upon trust. Lying corrodes the social bonds and the trust upon which humans rely upon for their continuity. If one cannot trust the people around him, he cannot work with them.
Some forms of deception are worse than others. Generally, the wrongness of a lie is how much it hurts people. Kant says all lies hurt people, because they destroy our duty of truthfulness. This may be true, but generally lies said to protect others are acceptable, because protecting people weighs more than truth. Personally, I think some people simply do not deserve truth.
If you were to not say anything then you would practically be lying to friend A and that would be the wrong thing to do even if she ended up not being hurt and continuing on with the relationship. Even though you would crush friend A’s heart, it would still be considered doing the right thing. A famous deontologist philosopher was Immanuel Kant. He believed that the consequence of an action did not give an accurate display of a person’s good will. Good consequences and bad consequences can happen unexpectedly, so a person’s good will can not be driven on just a consequence of what happens.
People may try to justify its use by claiming it can be used to gain critical information or in similar situations; this is a feeble attempt to use possible results in order to justify the terrible use of torture as a means of getting there. To deontology, torture is morally wrong, and more than that, it is always morally wrong. There is no situation in which torture should be used, period. The way torture grossly outstrips people’s human autonomy and right to be treated as ends in themselves makes it a moral evil in the eyes of deontology. In addition, torture’s maxim of allowing for one person to harm another for gain is also not universalizable, making it an even more morally corrupt action.