Moral Character Viewpoints

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Moral Character Viewpoints One of the viewpoints on moral character discussed which me and my classmates agreed on was that moral character and habits are intertwined together to a point but not exclusively. This discussion did change my own point of view as well; because I assumed that if someone had bad habits that it would mean they also had bad morals; but this is not always true. Now I know that a person with bad morals does not necessarily have bad habits and a person with bad habits does not have bad morals always either. I mean morals and habits are intertwined but not completely. As Jacqueline and Devin from my cluster; both agreed with, “Bad habits do not always lead to having bad morals.” One viewpoint in which my discussion group and I disagreed on was whether or not bad habits or bad morals defined a person’s character. Which I think brings an interesting point up
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Unformatted text preview: because I thought that having bad morals would define a persons character more but a few of my classmates thought that having bad habits would define a persons character more. To be fair though, I think that it would depend on the bad habit or the bad morals though. For example; if the bad habit or morals hurts the person or someone else then it will most definitely define their character but if it does not then it is harmless. For example; taping your fingers on a table; texting while driving; lying which is morally wrong and a bad habit as well. To wrap up this topic; I think that my viewpoints followed a more traditional point of view; while my classmates followed a more modern ethical point of view. Bad moral and bad habits are not mutually exclusive to one another....
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PHI 105 105 taught by Professor Larrywaggle during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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