Unformatted text preview: would say the person’s morals would tell them not to steal food because it is against the ‘idea of the law’ and this makes it wrong. The next person who we take into consideration is John Stuart Mill. He states that the ultimate sanction of all morality is the conscientious feelings of mankind. From reading his work, I have a feeling that if he was asked the same question as Aristotle and Kant, he would agree with Kant. Mill seems to be on the side with our “conscience” and that, as moral beings, we would know stealing is wrong. The final person in our readings is Nietzsche. Nietzsche says moralities are only a sign language of the emotions. He also says that moral value was first applied to humans, then later to their actions. Therefore, I believe that Nietzsche would say that if you were starving and stole bread, it would be a right decision because you would save your life, but you’d also have to deal with the consequences of breaking the law....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 105 taught by Professor Davidson during the Spring '08 term at Alvernia University.
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