Ethics For Life By Judith A Boss Analysis

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My thoughts about this Ethics course before taking it isn’t the same as the thoughts I have about it now from actually being at the end of the course period. I would’ve never knew how much depth it has and how important it is to living beings. Ethics tends to be underestimated and overlooked because people might think it’s unnecessary to study moral standards because they believe people learn from their own culture and society. But how do anyone know if their culture is right? How do anyone know if their truly good? How to truly become good? After reading Judith A. Boss’s text, Ethics for Life, it is clear that Aristotle is correct, moral development is possible and the purpose of studying ethics is to “become good”. To become good is to develop good analytical skills and overcome resistance, move up the moral development levels, and stay at the post …show more content…
There are three stages of moral development, there is Pre-Conventional which is the weakest stage because someone who is on in this stage moral standards are based only on their own opinions and experiences, Conventional which is the second level that is also weak but deals with moral standards based on groups of people, and last is Post-Conventional which has a strong justification because its moral standards is more universal and can be based off everyone. Most people are stuck in the Conventional stage because they are lured into their culture and society’s own way of thinking. Most people also bounce back and forwards between conventional and post-conventional and “less than 10 percent of American adults ever reach the post-conventional stages of autonomous moral reasoning. (91)” To become good one must be willing to strive up to post-conventional and in order to do that they must be willing to not think based on their own opinions or group’s opinion but think based of humanity and dignity; in other words, one must be for moral universal

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