Book Discussion #3.docx - Matthew Lopez AG 4010 Professor Hammack Book Discussion#3 Coming from a religious background people generally follow the

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Matthew Lopez 9/29/18 AG 4010 Professor Hammack Book Discussion #3 Coming from a religious background, people generally follow the golden rule: do unto others what you would like them to do to you. This age old phrase can be heard for centuries in sermons, masses, or any type of religious gatherings for years and years. It is a phrase you hear growing up in a catholic school from when you’re a small kindergartener to when you’re an eighteen year old about to graduate from a catholic high school. However this is not how Kant views you should live life, “the ultimate point of morality is to improve well-being rather than do justice” (Schafer-Landau, 2012, p.159). If you should only focus on yourself, this is nowhere close to living a moral life. A moral way of living is to openly look after one another, and you can’t do that if you’re only looking after yourself all the time. If people were not to follow the golden rule, life would be chaotic if everyone were to only look after themselves, “The idea
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