The Ethical Implications Of Morality Essay

2013 WordsDec 9, 20169 Pages
As shown in the interview above, even the child that is interviewed “reason differently about moral actions that affect the welfare of others, and matters of convention in which the status of actions is a function of agreed upon social norms or the dictates of authority” (Nucci, 2009, p. 2). Since moral implications are independent of circumstances and contexts, whether it is homicide or involuntary manslaughter, both are morally unjustified acts and even when a crime in which the victim’s death is unintentional does not make it less susceptible to moral judgment compared to an intentional murder crime. With or without context, the act of taking someone else’s life is morally unsettling and unacceptable under the universal moral codes. Cultural relativists would say that there is no need to assess the ethical significance of different practices and beliefs because the notion of what is ethically right or wrong is solely determined by the each individual culture. It is important to note that this idea portrays morality as something that can be manufactured and social constructed, but in reality, morality is predetermined and an intrinsic aspect of human nature and to what I call, “the natural way of things”. At this point one might question the necessity and importance of universal moralism or morality for that matter. Morality embodies the concepts of moral standards, moral responsibility, and moral identity. Moral standards are principles that govern people’s behaviors
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