Price 1 1. As humans, we make moral judgments all the time, without thought. The definition of moral judgment stems from an evaluation as to whether some action, intention, motive, or character trait is good or bad, measuring against some standard of ethics. This divides into a subjectivist or objectivist perspective. Subjectivism is lined up with determinism and sometimes atheism. It is reducible to one’s feelings, preferences, likes, dislikes, tastes. Here, everyone is correct and no one is wrong. There is no real sense of disagreement which reflects determinism. Objectivism is followed by free will and the question of God. There are truth values to moral judgments and situations and is not reducible to our beliefs/feelings. With this, there is real disagreement intertwined with actual fact. 1 Though I have no faith in Bertrand Russell’s philosophical viewpoint, with technicalities on subjectivism, there can be a real disagreement. I feel as though he lived in deluded moral ethics. It is said, though, morality is based on individual value judgments regarding any given moral issue at hand. Since nothing has value apart from a subject to value it, all aspects are subjective. These statements are very hard for me to grasp and digest. The crime of rape is 2 subjectively bad only because I think so, according to Russell. Do the facts of physical abuse and
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