Essay on Moral Theory Is Essential For Human Beings

1451 Words Dec 8th, 2015 6 Pages
Moral philosophy is absolutely essential for human beings because one of the things that makes us human is that we are moral beings, we make moral choices. To make good moral choices we need to think seriously about the kind of people we ought to be and about what the right thing to do is in any given situation. That what is right and what is wrong does not depend on the whim of human desires and delights. Right and wrong, morality and immorality, grow out of what it is to be a human being. Since being a human being is a real, concrete reality, morality is also a real concrete reality. To have a moral theory is necessary to live and thrive, my moral theory is based off of the Principle of Essential Humanness with the addition of Critical Ethical Eclecticism. By combing these two moral theories I think that an individual can truly best answer the three questions of moral philosophy; what kind of a person ‘ought’ I to be, what is the right thing to do in this situation, and what makes an act moral or immoral. Before we begin, one must know what morality is, and what is considered a moral or immoral act. Morality in a typical dictionary is normally defined as, “conformity to the rules of right conduct; moral or virtuous conduct...” Ok, a generic definition, not a lot of help if you are in a moral dilemma. A dictionary of philosophy might go into more detail, but is still quite similar to the beginning definition, stating, “Morality has to do with what is right or wrong, good…

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