How Morality Is Not A Matter Of Personal Preference Essays

867 Words Dec 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Tom Regan discusses four different ways for how not to answer moral questions and he argues that none of the ways that he discusses is an appropriate way of doing so. While Mary Midgley argues that moral reasoning requires the possibility of judging the customs of other cultures. Tom Regan and Mary Midgley both discusses the importance of morality and the different ways one can or can’t answer moral questions. On page 384, Regan identifies some ways on how not to answer moral questions, such as, not to answer in a matter of personal preference, in a matter of what one believes, in a matter of statistics, and lastly in a matter of moral authority. One of the ways that Regan identifies, talks about how morality is not a matter of personal preference. If its personal preference based opinion on what is right and wrong it is possible for opposing preferences to be true at the same time. However, it becomes a little conflicting when the disagreement between both individuals is different yet important. When it comes to conflicting judgment it becomes harder to identify if the opinion about something is morally correct based on the justification given and the judgment that it is made. On page 386, another of the ways that Regan identifies, talks about how morality is not a matter of moral authority. People who think there is a moral authority thinks that this authority is not an ordinary being, people identify this being as a god. From now on, people are certain that this moral…

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