Philosophy Research Paper

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Philosophy Research Paper
1 Parhizgar (2002) defines morality as “concerned with the problems of truthfulness and falsehood, worthiness and worthlessness, and goodness and badness” (p. 231). By this definition, and by my own reasoning, happiness, freedom, and reason each color the idea of morality in distinct and interesting ways.
Morality is, alas, not an expression or a predictor of happiness. There are many occasions on which my happiness would be better served by resorting to immoral behavior—by doing exactly as I pleased, regardless of its goodness or badness. By the same token, acting morally does not make me happy. I take no Platonic pleasure in pursing morality for its own sake. In a way, this feeling is not unexpected; it we trace...
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.....t one of them comes with increased stakes.
I personally believe that might exists in fact, but that right is an illusory social construction. Thus, it makes so semantic sense to argue that might makes right, because of the difference in kind between the subject and the predicate. I prefer the tautology “might makes might,” which, like the Biblical tautology, “I am that I am,” perfectly captures the capriciousness (i.e., the right) of power
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Parhizgar, K.D. (2002). Multicultural behavior and global
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