Governments are supposed to protect and give the people of a nation the rights and justice they deserve with the consent of the governed. If humans are treated fairly and justly then the people will respect the government and not cause chaos. Just societies start from a stable form of government and work their down to the people of society through the laws and regulations set in place by government trying to treat them as fairly and justly as possible. The ancient philosopher Plato was a Greek philosopher who based his ideas on... ... middle of paper ... ... idea, “Voice of the people.” He said humans coming together creates commonwealth secures the liberties for citizens. Just societies start from the people fighting for what they deserve.
Many believe the two are interchangeable when speaking about morals and ethics, when the two in no way mean the same thing. Morals are subjective beliefs that belong to an individual, they are one’s own beliefs as to what is right and what is wrong. Ethics on the other hand are the rules that society creates and teaches regarding proper and improper, right and wrong, social behavior. Morals are internal, ethics are external, and they have been the unwritten rules of society as old as mankind, which govern proper social conduct based on the greater good of the popular belief. Philosophers have tussled over the nature of the concepts of morality and virtue, where they stem from as well as their true meanings.
Stephen L. Carter goes on to say, “Although honesty is a virtue of importance, it is a different virtue from integrity” meaning that it is related to integrity but does not define all of it. As individual will listen to what they wan to hear without knowing the true definition of a word like integrity. There is more to it than just speaking the words a person must understand the true definition. A society looks at the word integrity as everyone speaks of this work but society does not know anything rally about it truly. In example to what Carter beliefs that many individuals act up selfishness because society has made them believe that by saying the truth yes do help oneself but is not an act of integrity when the truth hurts those around.
Cultural relativists accept diversity and strive to study it while ethical relativists do not think that there is a universal right or wrong and see ethics as relative. Culture relativists may criticize ethical relativists because they are not able to be critical of what they believe is evil, as commented on in lecture. Ethical relativists believe that we should tolerate other cultures that may be perceived as inhuman and evil because these practices are relative. As said in lecture, to be a cultural relativist without being an ethical relativist would be by being aware and interested in learning about the various
My main issue with this is that there are a majority of people who don’t fall under the pressure of society. I think it’s unnatural to succomb to neurosis, as it demonstrates a person’s inability to adhere to their own reasoning. A form a natural selection if you will, where the strong are those who can handle a reasonable, societal life, and the weak are those who cannot. If neurosis was a sign that morality is bad for humans, isn 't it also true that an accomplished life is a sign that morality is good for humans? Isn’t the very fact that humans are thriving today a sign that morality is an achievement rather than a folly?
In fact, someone will impose on himself these kinds of rules in a free and selfless way, because they appear to him to be universal. That means that whatever the differences between civilisations, periods or religions, people looking for wellbeing are leading to the... ... middle of paper ... ... as they don't use this kinds of argument to increase their popularity. Public figures do also have a right to privacy. Moreover, some differences have been identified between countries with for example France, which doesn't care about politicians having affairs and Great Britain being very critical toward David Blunkett. Finally, different standard of morality are expected from public figures according to their level of responsibility and the kind of decisions they have to make.
He also believes a democracy society is a successful and effective approach to defense these tyrannies. According to Mill, having a self-government society does not express the people. However, if the people came together as one, it will benefit the state and also it will make sure tyranny doesn’t exist within the state. Based on my reading of An Essay on the Duties of Man Addressed to Workingman, Giuseppe Mazzini would have agreed with the certain ideas of Mill’s.
Freud believes that the happiness we cannot attain is due to the freedoms we lack. This belief of lacking in freedom is not correct based on the Bible’s chapters. Mans inability to be happy or remain happy is due to his or her need of having something to prove. This feeling that they will be the exception to life’s hardships is the main cause of human’s downfall. The regulations that are made are not because of a higher power bossing them around, but because of the people in society deciding what is acceptable.
For example, look at our government; they certainly don’t have any openness in their hearts, except for a few people who surprise the public. The government of the Unites States has trouble with the truth, and yet we pride ourselves for being upright and honest. Of course, compared to other countries we are so much more ethical with our justice system. Yet in this country we have deceit, betrayal, and these people hide their true selves. They’re scared because they think that if they show weakness or flaw for any sort, that people will think lesser of them and create rumors.
They simply dismissed all of their wrong-doings for the better of their perfect world which in many cases is exactly like real life. In our modern day, we are not exactly openly given information about the world unless it is discovered by someone else. We are given information from media and a lot of the time, it is not exactly positive news. Like in the book, we are covered in a blanket of false security, hidden from the stories that our parents have tried to hide from us. In 'Equilibrium', everything was mechanic and what many would find absurd but in actuality, it is exactly what our society is trying to become.