What Is Morality

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(1) What is Morality, And where it comes from: What is Morality? Morality is defined as a system or code that we humans use to differentiate between right and wrong. This system could be derived from a number of factors: Religion, Culture, and upbringing. It is difficult enough to determine what an individual’s morals are, but going further to determine how we came to possess those morals is even more ambitious. Still, regardless of its difficulty, this subject consumes many philosophers and psychologists. Most moral psychologists further believe that complex social structures such as religion and politics as well as our need for social structures affect ones personal structure of morals. Some even theorize the possibility of evolution…show more content…
In these two methods we see the common understanding of Individualism, new way of thinking, and rebellion of current ideas. Although these ideas all go hand and hand, Socrates and Bacon taught them as steps to new insight of living. The want for individualism leads to a new way of thinking, which in turn leads to a rebellion of the current ideas of living. We in modern times, especially in the Western world, can see the great influence these two Philosophers had bestowed upon us. In their time, they experienced the enslavement of the mind, whether it was through politics or their culture. So Socrates and Bacon taught us that according to the philosophy of morality we are not living our entirety until we can all individually contribute free ideas of life and live with them in unity. (3) Common educational themes in all the videos: The commonality that I came across in these videos is that everyone of has a duty to live a fulfilling life, not just for the sake of ourselves, but for the sake of the idea that we all share this world. The videos connected very well how we all have a responsibility of finding ourselves, because if not someone else will do it for us. Constantly, I hear people claiming that they have 'found themselves'. These people go to retreats across the world in an attempt to escape their everyday lives and suddenly after a few weeks they magically know who they really are and what their purpose on
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