Importance Of Moral Judgement Essay

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Moral judgement is a process which defines what is wrong, right, ethical, unethical, moral, or immoral. Moral judgement can also be defined as an expression of preference, opinion, will and command of individuals (383). Tom Regan and Mary Midgley both discuss the importance of moral theory and their different ways one can or can’t answer moral questions. Tom Regan focuses on the relativism point of view by expressing four different ways on how not to answer moral questions. Moral relativism depends on culture, legality, religion, and historical symbolism. While Mary Midgley focuses on the moral isolationism point of view and its used by people to understand the ways of any culture. Moral isolationism is the separation of society one makes when …show more content…
The first statement presented above, that mentions morality is not a matter of what one believes, feels or think can be interpreted differently between people. While people think some of their ideas have the right or wrong purpose, it does not mean that it is in fact a right or wrong decision. Everyone has the opportunity of taking the responsibility of having their own opinion and to have different sayings about a topic. However, moral judgement comes into play, people can’t affirm something different that is being denied by other individuals as a set-in stone statement (384). The second statement presented, mentions that morality is not a matter of public opinion or statistics, it is in fact, questions of moral right or wrong which cannot be answered just by a vote, and expecting to see the majority favors. This second way of not answering moral questions brings up the interrogation about if one decided something was right or wrong because of the public eye point of view or because one thinks is the right or wrong thing to do at that moment. This way differs from the first one due to the interpretation of other people’s views about it and not own point of view. Public opinion, or statistics can be interpreted as a method for answering questions about right and wrong just to find …show more content…
A personal example for both statements discussed is about public opinion about the Presidential Election of 2016. According to Regan the incorrect way to answer a moral question is putting your own believes on the line, so when it comes to my beliefs on either party I will personally decide my vote not on public opinion but on my thinking on what’s right. My vote for a candidate this election is not going to be bias depending on the stories they told, or not even by the popularity the candidate has, but rather on the decision that I personally believe it’s and it will make a change for the future. However, Midgley states we have no opinion in what is right or wrong, which means that people judge either way if it’s your personal beliefs or if it’s a public belief. From this point of view everybody can judge my decision, and by judging, I mean forming an opinion and expressing it. For my example of presidential election comes into play when friends, family or even other people judge you based on the action and not the outcome. I experienced a lot of judgement from both parties because I didn’t support one side fully, and this makes you feel oppressed by other

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