Is Morality Objective?
Alexis Van Arsdall
There are many ways to argue about how morality is objective. In many ways, how can morality not be objective? Before I start this argument I’ll be addressing a few thing’s to view. Throughout the argument, I’ll be giving supporting premises for why I support moral nihilism. This argument will cover the basis of observation, relativism, and a few example situations as to why nihilism can be proven true. I was looking at several sites that show there particular definition of morality. “Principles and standards which determine the extent to which human action or conduct are right or wrong” (www.education.com) “The quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conducts” (www.freedictionary.com) “Moral Reasoning: Moral reasoning is the process of determining right or wrong in a given situation. According to the American psychologist, Lawrence Kohlberg, people develop through three levels of moral reasoning as needed by situations they encounter. The lowest level of development involves making decisions of morality based on the prospect of punishment - in other words, by trying to avoid getting punished. At the second level a person perceives an absolute right and wrong and believes the law is the judge of morality. A person has reached the highest level when they make moral choices based on social contracts, or unspoken agreements to behave a certain way, and when they can generalize ethical principles beyond their own interests. This is a more abstract type of reasoning and not one based on simple ideas such as trying to avoid punishment.” http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Moral%20Reasoning#ixzz29txWekl7” There are many different definitions from each site of what their view of morality really is. What they all have in common is that each view share the same standard of what “good” or “right” is but with a different underlying opinion for what makes right “right” and wrong “wrong”....
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