Lesson 15 Option 2_Solutions - Lesson 15, Option 2 May 4th,...

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Lesson 15, Option 2 May 4 th , 2008 Conventional and Reflective Morality - Is what we have always done what we ought to do? I do not agree with the idea that what we have always done is what we ought to do because especially in today’s world something that was acceptable and justified before might not be appropriate or right now. As the times change, we as humans become smarter through new experiences and studies. This knowledge allows us to make decisions even if it is different than how it was always done. Thing change and so do people so there is no justification in saying that what we have always done is what we ought to do. It is important that we challenge all of the predetermined rules and regulations and make sure that they are suitable and appropriate for today. Today is very different for even 20 years ago some many of the things that were acceptable would not be alright in today’s world. It is important that there is a monitoring power that can challenge all of these predetermined norms and make sure that they are still suitable for today. For example, over 20 years ago we didn’t not understand the harm of smoking cigarettes so smoking in public areas was socially accepted. In today’s age where the effects of smoking and second hand smoke has been thoroughly researched the effects of allowing people to smoke indoors is completely not acceptable today. Another good example related to sustainability would be farming techniques. For example without all of this recent research in global warming the effects of green house gas emissions we would not understand how our farming techniques would contribute to this major issue. This is a prime example of how what we have always don’t is not what we ought to keep
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