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    my group of friends and the adults who helped run the department, I developed close relationships with many people who had more liberal views on the world and had many intellectual conversations that allowed me to form my own opinions. The adults in my life were very influential for my worldview. The technical director and costumer for our shows taught me a lot about how I should treat people. I learned from them that I wasn’t viewing life with an open mind and judged people too harshly. Due to them, I now believe everyone should be left alone to be themselves unless they’re causing other people harm. According to Funk “[i]f you are a secular humanist you likely consider humans and their well-being the highest good, a closely-related summum bonum being self-realization: the full realization of one 's capacities or potentialities” which I believe fits my new worldview perfectly as I put more worth into people than God now (Funk). WI think we should value everyone’s lives, even strangers and this view came from the way the theatre department treats people. While yes, we were typical kids and fought and had drama in the end, we cared about each other’s well-being and were there for each other through some very hard times. No matter who the person was or how involved in theatre they were, if they were in trouble, there was always someone there to help them out and I feel like society should be more like this. “Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes…

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    Lao Tzu's Analysis

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    contributed to the Great Conversation have been discussed. Ultimately, each author is attempting to find his or her summum bonum or “highest good.” Although each author has a different definition of summum bonum, the majority agrees on the method required to attain the highest good: balance. Whether that balance be implicitly or explicitly accredited for the summum bonum differs for each author. Lao Tzu’s thoughts on balance earn the Tao-te-Ching a significant spot in the Great Conversation. …

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    Summum Bum Analysis

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    Money: The Summum Bonum When Francisco d’Anconia says that the “words to make money hold the essence of human morality.” He is directly attacking the often-repeated idea that money is the root of all evil. This idea is espoused not just by James Taggart and his socialist colleagues in Atlas Shrugged, but also by modern socialists and economic moralists of the present. Rather than realize the importance of money in the history of civilization, they instead imagine an almost idealistic state of…

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    Morality and happiness are closely intertwined in the ethical theories of a handful of philosophers. Such can be seen in the philosophies of Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and Friedrich Nietzsche. These three philosophers address the relationship held between the “good” and “happy.” Kant begins his analysis of the relationship between “good” and “happy” by discussing the Good Will. It is through this constitution that a man can be seen as worthy of happiness. The implementation of the good…

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    The “summum bonum” is an ancient Latin expression which was introduced by the Roman philosopher Cicero, meaning “the highest good.” The old proverb is often used when answering the question of what makes for a meaningful life. In Immanuel Kant’s Religion Within the Boundaries of Bare Reason, he reasserts this “highest good” and describes it as “happiness proportioned to virtue.” Kantian philosophy rationally endorses the “highest good” of humanity, which cannot be fully attained in this world.…

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    freedom are not met by the ruling the of MP’s, and seeing as women in Brazil now no longer even have full jurisdiction nor choice in the matter of what goes on with their bodies, it is hard to argue that they have full free will and freedom of choice. “The committee has been considering proposals to extend maternity leave for mothers of premature babies” (Independent article). The MP’s have effectively remove freedom and replaced it with an illusion of freedom, the fact that they have done…

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    Summum bonum is the highest form of good according to the values and priorities in an ethical system. For John Stuart Mill, the summum bonum is happiness. Mill is lead to this belief by regarding happiness as the ultimate aim of humanity – to live a life as free from pain and as rich in enjoyment as possible. This is the ideology of utilitarianism, or Mill’s moral theory that judges the ethicality of an action following its utility. Mill’s argument of chapter 2 of Utilitarianism is defining the…

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    they are not rational or moral to any standard? It does not seem fair to suggest that they should still be treated the exact same as a perfectly moral person. I think Kant’s formulations would only truly work in a world where everyone’s situation was exactly equal, from mental makeup to surroundings- this of course is unachievable and therefore Kant’s ideas are not entirely applicable to everyday ethics. Kant believed that if we followed our moral duty then there would be reward for it, this…

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    of protecting other children, the mother would be showing the virtues of responsibility, safety, compassion, respect, and self-awareness, among others. As opposed to the other side of the argument, where the mother would be showing the main virtues of individuality and self-preservation, Aristotle would argue for the prior side because the mother would be best developing her character by showing these moral virtues and overcoming the selfish appetites. In addition, the first argument would be…

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    In efforts to find summum bonum or the ultimate good, philosophers during the 20th century began to investigate ethical issues, and tried to create their own versions of an ideal moral code. During this time, John Stuart Mill and Peter Singer base their ethical beliefs in the philosophy of utilitarianism. Both Mill’s essay Utilitarianism and Singer’s work Famine, Affluence and Morality explore the pursuit of happiness and its relation to moral philosophy. The doctrine of utilitarianism…

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