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Unformatted text preview: Test #2 Question # To generate a response to what are some common reservations that many people have about the concept of moral authority, it is essential to have clear cut definitions. By that, both you the reader, and myself the writer must share the same meaning or interpretation of common reservations, and moral authority. Common reservations meaning commonly shared view points/feelings, and moral authority meaning who is in charge, or rather, qualified to bestow their morals unto others. Having now interpreted the terminology, it is noted in Authority and Relativism by P. Benn, that most agree that moral education should be considered the most fundamental requirement for leading a good life. (2), but no one is a special authority on morality. (2) Plato, through his mouthpiece of Socrates has similar doubts about teachers of morality (or more specifically in The Meno, virtue) claiming that I share the poverty of my...
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course PHI 101 taught by Professor Koofers during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Suffolk.
- Spring '11