So what exactly is morality and why does it pose such a complicated question? In the book Western Philosophy by David Papineau, it discusses the many different approaches to moral beliefs. Illustrious philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle’s take on morality are one’s personal behavior and set of inner values. Morals can also derive from a social standpoint, where the popular belief rules over all others; if most believe it to be true, then it must present itself as being true. But as stated in the book, even these interpretations can be “very narrow view[s]” (134). Morality also stems from a religious standpoint. Religion has perhaps had the biggest impact on people’s lives and the way ...
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...erent moral understandings. This often happens when a person holds strong to what they cherish, whether it be family, religion, laws, or loved ones. There is reasoning behind everything we do. Maybe our actions do not appear righteous to others, but in our own minds, we are heroes. Who cares if everyone else fails to see it?
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