posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 10:31 PM
'Morals: a person's standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do'
I am just interested in peoples idea on Utilitarian mindsets vs. Deontologists.
I would like to hear which side people argue from and why.
For those unfamiliar, deontology is essentially the belief that there exists an underlying duty to all things, and an underlying good and wrong that
exists independent of mankind.
Now, utilitarian is essentially the greatest good for the largest group of people, and the belief that to judge whether something is morally right or
wrong, it is all dependent on the situation.
So, a few things to say-
I feel that if moral relatavism was the correct answer, then the idea of karma would cease to exist. Because the idea of karma relies on the idea that
'something' is always judging whether an act is right or wrong, and if wrong essentially punishing you and/or giving you an opportunity to make up
for the previous act/intent/thought. Karma means action, so any act.
If you disagree with that ^ please explain why, cause I have been trying to think of a utilitarian/karma compatible idea.