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Monday, April 6, 2015

Team Ball is Lyfe Section 12

Out of the readings, I found Kant's to be most interesting. The fact that he believes one can be moral just by choosing to do the right thing out of duty was surprising to me. Like Warburton states, I would think that the most moral person would be the person who actually wanted to do the right thing. I do agree with Kant however that too many people do kind acts just because they want some kind of gain for themselves, and in my opinion as well this is not a moral act. As for the "it is never okay to tell I lie" I have to say that I agree with that statement. Yes there are always freak circumstances when a lie could save a life, but this may be when you need to cleverly tell a confusing truth or say no words at all. When I think of all the pain that lies can cause, it is well worth it to me to strive to always speak the truth.

FQ: What ancient philosopher did Kant's moral views oppose?
DQ: Do you believe that it is moral to always tell the truth? Are there times when it is okay to lie?

1 comment:

  1. FQ: (T/F) Kant wrote "The Critique of Blurred Reason"

    DQ: How should a moral act be defined?