P2. We make moral judgments about people based on events that are out of their control.
Where I stand on this topic is that all human beings are very individualistic. We have the ability to choose and act based upon our free will. We may choose to do something that isn’t always responsible or for the benefit of others ,but those are some of choices we choose to make. We are incapable of choosing the worst thing possible for ourselves. We act upon what we feel is best for us at the moment or in the future, even though we aren’t always right. Although we are raised in a society were there are morals, norms, and rules we tend to ignore them at times and do things that are irresponsible and immoral. As humans we perform these irresponsible or immoral acts even though we know the consequences that come with our actions. No
Do you ever wonder if you know anything? In his argument for skepticism, Peter Unger, states that “nobody ever knows anything to be so” (Unger, Pg. 42). If this were to be true, can one be certain that one knows things about oneself, the world one lives in, and about others? In fact, through the use of different methods, one can indeed know things about oneself, the world one lives in, and about others, which is why Peter Unger’s argument for skepticism can’t be true.
In the reading of The Practical Skeptic written by Lisa J. Mclntyre , section one “ The Promise” written by C.Wright Mills talks about the idea of sociological imagination and what sociological imagination looks like. Sociological imagination, defined in the book, can be stated as a different way to see life. Most people have daily routines and those routines become their life. The same with thinking, people come to know one way of thinking and they live their life thinking that way. Sociological imagination, teaches the average person how to think outside of the bubble or thought process they have come to know and live.
Do you ever wonder if you know anything for certain? For example, have you ever wondered whether you are truly alive or if life is only a dream one simply cannot wake up from? In his argument for skepticism, Peter Unger, states that “nobody ever knows anything to be so” (Unger, Pg. 42). According to Unger’s argument one simply cannot know anything about anything. One cannot know oneself, the world, or others. One does not know pain nor pleasure. One simply does not know anything. Through the use of different methods, however, one can indeed know things about oneself, the world, and others in contrast to what Peter Unger’s argument for skepticism states.
My initial reaction to this text, A Critique of Skepticism, by John Hospers, held some unique technique as well with reason in regard to “Theory of Knowledge.” I think it was comprised with various, yet continuous questions. For example: What is knowing something is substantial? - Why is it imperative to isolate between what you know and do or can't know? - When do you doubt what you thought you truly knew? These questions fascinate my mind into pondering about things, substances, items, any form etc. This paper spotlights on uncertainty, and why philosophers, for instance, John Hospers challenge against this viewpoint. There are many avenues to approach what the idea of knowing- what do we know? How did we learn to know it? It can continue
Are you being viewed in a negative way than you are being viewed in person? However, how people addressed you may not be how you really are once people get to know you. In the world you live in now your going to come across different types of people that are going to view you differently. To continue, you can get judged for the most cruel situations that didn’t pertain to you. No matter what you do in life people always find something to be negative about. It's not what they say it how you react to it. Our status during this generation is defined by the way we dress and where we come from.
right and wrong share a very thin line. The right decision for some might be wrong for others and vice
There are many things in life which are beyond our control. People tend to think our personal thoughts are things we cant control but they are wrong. I think this is what Eleanor Roosevelt meant to get through when she said “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent” I definatley agree with this quote because if someone tries to make you feel inferior , they are only successful if you actually allow yourself to be made inferior. Through my own experience I know this quote to be true. Facing Bullies, helping my friend turn there around and being judged by others.These experiences have helped me personally realize how much control everyone has over themselves.
From an early age I considered myself to be a skeptic of all different subjects. My mother said that I was always asking “why?” in order to find clarity as a child. I believe that this kind of skepticism lives in all human beings, and that a healthy dose of skepticism is a good thing. According to Paul Kurtz, “A skeptic is one who is willing to question any knowledge claim, asking for clarity in definition, consistency in logic and adequacy of evidence.” With that being said to what extent does clarity in definition, consistency in logic, and adequacy of evidence validate a claim in the areas of knowledge such as ethics and history? What does it take to validate a claim to the point where it becomes a personal truth? I can ask “why?” as much as I would like but when will my skepticism be satisfied and is Paul Kurtz process enough to find truth in different knowledge claims? In my opinion, Paul Kurtz has a great system of evaluation but he is leaving out a key component and that is experience.
In Defense of Caring What Other People Think You don’t have to look far to find some “inspirational” quote or some listicle about how and why you shouldn’t care what other people think. It’s become so common that it’s become a trite piece of advice that gets passed around to make people feel good.
What others think of yourself does matter, despite it being a cliche. Yes in a perfect world no one would care what bad or good things others thought of them. However the twenty first century has not achieved that and never will. How people envision themselves is somewhat based on what others think of them, which is why Thomas Cooley’s “ I am who I think you think I am” explains in perfectly. These two photos above show exactly that, one being the truth which few know and think about me. While the other is what people think they know about me and base how they think of me off of.
In one way or another, people get to be criticized by others for what they do, what they say, or even who they are. It is so natural for people to criticize anything as well as everything that they get to see or hear, and this can happen whether the person meant to or did not mean to criticize the other. It is for this reason that Aristotle came up with one of the most recognized quotations, “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing” (Hanni p. 43). Through this quotation, Aristotle tries to demonstrate that if someone wants a guarantee of never experiencing the feeling of being a failure or having to face criticism in life, then the best plan is not to do anything at all with their life.
I will never talk about someone unless I have personally spoken to them and have had a real conversation, because maybe the things you have heard people say are all wrong and just rumors that someone started because they were angry. When someone calls you mean, or a nerd, or a weirdo, it can become a lot to handle because it is human nature to listen to the thoughts of our peers. I think reputation can affect the way people act because if they are known as the jerk, they are more likely to act that way. Often times a simple first impression can change everything, by just saying the wrong things you can be isolated from everyone. I refuse to let people's thoughts and ideas affect the way I see myself. I accept that the way people see me will not change unless I do, so I refuse to let any negative impact comments get me down. Rumors get started and feelings get hurt, but brushing that kind of stuff of is more important than letting what others say affect the things you say about
Great and simple interpretation Kevin about the article. This man really has great words and is really changing many people point of views in todays society. I agree with you that healthy skepticism is something that many of us should take in consideration, especially since many of us are blind and don't really look at things the correct way. Logical thinking and explanation is absolutely necessary for those people that don't think before anything. I am also majoring in marketing and I think that we can relate similarly because we need to know what's right and what's wrong.