Analysis Of Connors And Mccormick's Character, Choices, And Community

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Connors and McCormick’s work Character, Choices, and Community examine person, action, and community as the essential elements of moral experience as prescribed within the Gospel message. This paper will expound upon the central themes of Connors and McCormick’s work and apply their treaties to the Andres Plane Crash as a way to examine how person, action, and community from moral norms and moral reasoning. In concluding, I will highlight the importance of community and context to the formation of one’s ethics and morality. Connors and McCormick insist that reflection on morality should begin with one’s lived experience rather than mere theory or idealist principles. It is within one’s lived experiences that we start to become aware of a …show more content…
Character as a response to our moral experience is defined as “the core, unique, self-chosen, and integral moral identity of a person” that shapes our responses to moral experiences. Additional contributors to our moral development include freedom, virtue, and our responsibility. The inclusion of self-choice into this process is an important contribution as it asserts who we are and factors into our formation. One’s choices stimulate change in our lived realities implying that there is a trial and error element to morality. This trail and error element takes place in the dynamic relationship between individuals as well as communities that serve as means for morality. Whether choices are made by an individual or by a community Connors and McCormick argue that they stem from character and impact character. Again we see the evidence of dynamic relationship and the tension therein as previously stated that is embedded within this model for …show more content…
There were arguments discussed for and against such an act. Ultimately most decided that as a way to honor their friends they would in fact eat their flesh so that they may continue on living. One survivor even compared it to the Eucharist as a way to maintain a sense of morality in their behavior. Additionally, the set parameters of how they would go about eating their friends flesh. First, they must only eat from a body that died naturally and second nobody had to eat another if they chose not to. Some even donated their body to their friends if and when they died. These decisions although difficult made their situation more ethical because of the reality of their situation. Lastly, what sort of community ought we

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