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The Distinction of Morals: Decision and Consequence

  • Dec 20, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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What is the consequence of making a moral decision? Does a decision entail a moral consequence? That's our simple topic.

The meeting follows up on the distinction between voluntary conduct in recognition of nature and action from a moral compass (Dec. 13). A decision is always internal to the decider, and a consequence of action is always external to the actor. What connects the decider to a decision, and what binds the actor to the consequence?

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  • Mark G.

    It was good. I'm more clear now on the distinction between obligation and duty, which often times people use to mean the same thing. I'm also more clear about the distinction between determinism and free will. It was a good group of people.

    December 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Regarding what connects the decider to a decision is most often, but not always, based on the decider's spiritual beliefs. Particularly entailing a moral consequence, most people fall back to their beliefs in a religious fashion, even if they are not actively practicing their faith or religion. Having made a decision or opinion does not always mean the decider will act on it. This is where the binding of consequences comes into play. The acting on a decision or opinion is more complex then just decision making. Now the consequence will most likely be based upon the actor's personality traits. Are they bold and speak up? Are they meek and stand on the sidelines? Are they usually a quiet person, but have such strong moral feelings, they break from their comfort zone traits and take action? Is the actor a strategic thinker, predicting consequences five steps ahead? Or are they "heat of the moment" actor and reactor failing to see any ensuing ramifications?

    December 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was sad that I was unable to attend tonight's meeting. After consideration, there are aspects of Jae's comments that I agree are valid. One of the points of having a philosophical discussion is the purposeful omission of emotions, personal beliefs and relation to any religious or faith based opinions.

      December 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Of course, this might have been discussed already in tonight's meeting. I would then only be reiterating an idea that was already covered. I would know this had I attended. Could anyone who went to this particular meeting be so kind as to summarize it for me?

      December 20, 2012

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