When it comes to morality this is something we cannot enforce, because there are some values which looks like immoral to you but it might not be in others views. Even if there are some common values, which are considered, immoral in all societies but still force is no solution because moral values cannot be taught anyway, only way we adopt a moral value is from inside of man by seeing other people observing it in surrounding. This happens by persons own will, just like a habit, that we do not choose a habit, it just becomes a part of ourselves unknowingly. To me, enforcing a moral value on somebody is like extracting it spirit from it, and it will lose its originality leaving an empty shell, which people will put over to pretend to observe that moral value which you enforced on them. In my opinion, this is a natural reaction because man has rebellious nature, which we cannot change.
For example, lying is always considered morally wrong--even a “white lie.” Therefore, one must not lie even if it does more good. In our society although individuals accept lying as being morally wrong, “white lies” have become an exception. Only having absolutes creates a theory that is extremely hard only to abide by, especially when deontological though permits you from making a choice when that choice would clearly be optimal... ... middle of paper ... ...individual beliefs, one can form their own educated opinions regarding what kind of action he should take. Morals are also not always concrete. Relativist thought contends each group of people may contain different morals.
Clifford takes the side of Evidentialism, which is the assertion t hat for a belief to be true knowledge, it must be supported by evidence. Evidentialism also claims that everyone has a moral duty only to believe what is supported by reliable evidence and that we do more harm than good in doing so. Many agree with this belief but I feel it is not a realistic view because it displays a lack of trust and faith. I agree more with James who argues that it is appropriate to have individual beliefs on non- rational grounds, as in matters of passion, desired out come and choice. James claims that belief without evidence is justified for "genuine options" because belief in a fact is necessary for
Man must be open to criticism as silencing a person’s opinion harms mankind. Suppose the silenced opinion turns out to be true; this inflicts harm on mankind as humanity has denied the opportunity to exchange falsehood for truth. This particular argument is aimed at those who effectively silence/challenge opinions; they assume they are infallible. Beliefs such as these, shared beliefs if you will, cause people to believe they are never wrong. An example of this involves those who no longer believe that the world is flat; this is a disowned belief that was once believed by many.
The number one problem associated with self deception is that it has the capability of creating moral dilemmas, such that people use it as a "prophylactic against leaning from experience," according to Dalrymple. Because one knowingly deceives oneself into believing something even in the face of strong evidence to the contrary. The main driver of self deception is self interest. Due to our concern for our own well being we choose to believe and hold certain beliefs. Dalrymples argument is that by refraining from making judgements we are refusing to evaluating what is acceptable in a society and we let certain behaviors such as crime and brutality to flourish.
And here in lies the problem, It is human nature to believe that you are right and the other is wrong. This concept, which seems to be hard wired into all of us, leads to the disapproval, which leads to anger, which in turn leads to suppression. This is the one thing that must be avoided. Across history there are examples of government, or society, stifling the voice of opposition. Though we may think we are right, that doesn't give us the right to keep others from expressing their own opinions and ideas.
When you look through your perception it creates your own reality but it forces actual reality to take a back seat to the one that you have created. Perception makes society more ignorant of our fellow man because we are willing to ignore people and their opinion because it contradicts what we believe is reality even though it may not be reality. 2. The proposition that “Words don’t mean things, People mean things” is absolutely true. If you get into an argument with somebody and apologize, your words you say that you are sorry, but if your body language and intentions say no then you are not sorry.
If everyone was honest Iago would of told Roderigo he really didn't have a chance with Desdemona, and stop giving him a false sense of hope. If everyone was honest people would say how they honestly felt or their option. To summarize, honesty is not the best policy. Lying is necessary, for a morally just or unjust reason. The truth sometimes blocks a someone from reaching their desires.
That is, your particular charact... ... middle of paper ... ...essed for those decisions. Nagel constructs a number of compelling arguments in attacking Kantian morality, but in the end he simply misses the point. While numerous influences and external factors may affect the decision of a person, it is still the duty of that person to find the information that is correct and lead himself to the correct moral decision. If Nagel were correct, we would be unable to apply moral evaluations to anyone. This dissolution of morality looms over us threateningly until we realize that its strength is renewed with our own deeper focus.
Like Rauch says, people must not try to eradicate hate speech, rather criticize and try to correct it. There is no wrong in standing up for yourself but there is an enormous wrong in limiting speech, hateful or not. V. Conclusion If it wasn’t already obvious, I believe that Altman is wrong. I believe that strengthening the proverbial skin of society is more important that pitting it’s individuals against each other on issues of what’s ok and not ok to say. Altman appeals to his own morals in which giving individuals the equality that is due to them and the right to not be treated as a lesser member of society are of ultimate importance.