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Chapter 3 & 4 Journal Responses 3.1: The act nonconsequentialist theory allows one greater freedom in making moral decisions than other theories because it leaves moral decisions completely up to each individual’s own feelings. How free do you think individuals should be in their moral deision -making? Do you think this theory appeals to you and to what extent? Yes, non-consequentialism appeals to me due to the fact that is allows for the individual to make their decisions based on their feelings and how they view something. like abortion for instance. While I do not believe it should be used as a form of birth control, I believe it is the women’s right to chose because there are some reasons that it should be an acceptable option. If the baby will have serious issues, if the mother’s health/life is at risk, a pregnancy that is the result of a rape or molestation for example. 3.1.1: Analyze whether emotions or feelings play an important role in a moral system. How do they relate to morality? Emotions play a key role in a moral system. Someone that feels no sadness, sympathy, remorse as well as those that do not feel joy, happiness, excitement, I feel make decisions that the majority would not. If you feel nothing, morals have no baring as you would not feel the effects of a guilty conscious is you made a immoral decision. Also, you may feel more strongly about a certain situation if you have experience with someone or even you are being treated immorally. For example, two close friends of mine as well as myself are victims of rape, so I have very strong feeling about the immorality of taking advantage of anyone for any reason, possibly more so than had that situation not been part of my story and experiences. 3.3.1: To what extend do you believe that Jews, Christians, and Muslims use the “Divine Command Theory” approach rather than egoism or act or rule utilitarianism as a basis for their ethical systems?

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