Sunday, January 6, 2013
Stanford's encyclopedia of philosophy explains that he term morality can be used either;
1.) descriptively to refer to some codes of conductput forward by society or,
a.) s disallowing ourome other group, such as a religion, or
b.)normatively to refer to a code of conduct that given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons.
Morality, is an extremely touchy topic to go into for a multitude of reasons many of which deal directly with the fact that it is based on factors of an interpersonal base. There is really no right or wrong perception of the word or its definition for it becomes the definitive method of the individual. However, it's in my own personal opinion the morality over the course of the last few years or so is begining to cease to exhist. We as a civilization have abandoned that general compassion that was once shared from one to another. For reasons that many of us are completely oblivious to, but i believe i have a theory and that theory may be the disadvantage to technological advances. We have become so consumed by our computers, smart phones, social networks, etc. That we have all but completely abandoned inter-personal relationships and/or interaction which i believe has a great deal to do with the depleteing of morality. We fail one another by disallowing ourselves the oppertunity of ever truly knowing one another past the pictures, posted statuses and small talk of our various social networking sites. Birthing an era of anti-social socialites that when put into situations where morality and the logic it enables a person to have should prevail we end up with situations like the mass shooting at the middle school in Conecticuit this past December at what point exactly do we as a society figure something desperately needs too happen.