In The World Today, Violence Is Seen Everywhere One Can

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In the world today, violence is seen everywhere one can look from the media to our everyday life’s. In violence, someone is being dehumanized when it happens between two or more parties. For someone to act out in violence shows the inner moral of a person. Violence in most cases isn’t justiciable, but it’s interesting to see how individuals use their own morals in violence and everyday life. To show where these morals come from, I’m going to be using the works: Even in the Rain directed by Iciar Bollain, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant, and How Experiences Become Rights by Hans Joas. For an individual to response with violence shows the background they had growing up. If someone had a troubling childhood, they…show more content…
As the film goes on, Costa in the film he begins to show his true dignity. Costa helps because he feels it’s what he should do, even not knowing what the result was going to be. Costa will most likely never see these people ever again. He easily could have been selfish and forgotten about Belen, but he didn’t. He disobeyed his boss and friend, and showed his true self. He knew what he put on the line, and wasn’t afraid of doing it. He put a lot on the line for a small result. Kant also has a section dedicated to the dignity of virtue. Kant says “In the kingdom of ends everything has either a price or a dignity. If it has a price, something else can be put in its place as an equivalent; if it is exalted above all price and so admits of no equivalent, then it has a dignity.” (Kant, PG102). For Costa to risk himself to find Belen during massive protests shows his dignity. The only person in charge of making the decision of helping was Costa himself. He had nothing to gain, but the thought of knowing he could help. In “The Metaphysics of Morals”, Kant says that, “a good will is not good because of what it effects or accomplishes- because of its fitness for attaining some proposed end: it is good through its willing alone- that is, good in itself.” (Kant, PG62). A good will can also be bad if the purpose is to be hurtful. Kant believes that a reasons to conduct a will that is good in itself, not for any benefit. Kant places reason

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