The Principle Of Moral Philosophy Is Essential For Humans

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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 …show more content…
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 or bad.” Maybe one way to understand morality is to grow intuition into the kinds of things that make an act moral or immoral, is to realize that we are just beings. We are human beings specifically. What does that mean? Humans are rational, we are capable of logical analysis and abstract conceptualization. This mental capacity is what separates us from other organisms. Humans are also self-determined beings, we are free and capable of making choices, we determine what we want to be, who we want to be friends with, and can freely choose to do good, or bad. Morality is another feature that is distinctly human, because we are rational beings we are moral beings, we can think about what is right and what is wrong. Because of these three features: rationality, self-determination, and morality, we as humans are a very unique. These traits also require us to use them, a moral can implies a moral ought, they obligate us think, choose, and be moral when possible because we are capable of such things! Lastly, humans …show more content…
Being the person one ought to be has a great deal to do with what the right thing is, or the moral thing to do. With some other theories one isn’t sure, or is left without a complete guide on what to do, and this can be frustrating. The structure that CEE uses is simply morality involves recognizing the intrinsic value of humanness, one’s own and that of others, along with actions, reactions, and interactions that reflect an appreciation of human value. Immorality involves a failure to recognize the intrinsic value of humanness, one’s own and that of others, along with a failure to act, react, and interact in ways that reflect an appreciation of human value. With this principle humans can use the rational, cognitive processes that we are capable of to determine and discover what is

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