Discussion question

Discuss 3 sectios each one with (150-200 words) & Reply on B with (50 words)

1- Thoughts on the Humanities

Im making a case that to understand whether evil is in our nature, or what such a question might even mean, it’s not enough to engage with scientific approaches; we must engage with the humanities, or humanistic thinking.

To what extent do you agree? Do you think that, with enough data, we could answer fundamental questions about good and evil? Or eliminate such questions entirely? Or is there an aspect of such questions that requires we take seriously the concepts and narratives that shape our (first person, subjective) experience of the world?


2- Contemporary evils and personal responsibility

So far, investigated two contemporary evils: eugenics and climate change. These a broad, diffuse evils that occur at the level of public policy, governance, and social norms.

One difficult question in the face of such large-scale evils is what responsibility do individuals have?

So, that’s my question this week. What responsibility do you think individuals have in the face of evils like systemic racism and climate change? And how would you describe that responsibility? literally, what should I do?


3- discuss Problems with Deontology? with (150words)


How convincing do you find the problems outlined in the audio lecture? Is there any that you’d like to try to defend the theory from? Let us know below!


B) Rebly on below with(50 words)

What stood out to me most was the statement about respecting people’s rights. For example, when you say not to get in the way of someone when they are trying to go to class; this is disrespecting their autonomy and freedom. This made me think, when is “getting in someone’s way” morally justifiable? You wouldn’t want someone to disrespect you, in turn, you don’t disrespect them. You can’t control other people from reaching their goals. However, what if they do something that morally isn’t “evil”, but will cause hardship in your life? Are there morally ambiguous actions that two people do to one another that can cancel each other out?