redrobin012057 59F
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8/25/2006 5:31 pm

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One concern in this neighborhood, articulated by Stocker (1976), is that the phenomenon of friendship reveals that consequentialist and deontological moral theories, by offering accounts of what it is right to do irrespective of the motives we have, promote a kind of “moral schizophrenia”: a split between our moral reasons on the one hand and our motives on the other. Such moral schizophrenia, Stocker argues, prevents us in general from harmonizing our moral reasons and our motives, and it does so in a way that destroys the very possibility of our having and sustaining friendships with others. Given the manifest value of friendship in our lives, this is clearly a serious problem with these moral theories.

So I ask is this ethical,is society judging us on what we can choose?

If acting out of friendship is composed of purposes, dispositions to have purposes, and the like, where these are purposes properly so-called, and thus not essentially described by the phrase ‘out of friendship’, there seems … no guarantee that the person cares about and likes, has friendship for, the ‘friend’

Consequentialists and deontologists must think that relationships like friendship essentially involve a kind of special concern for the friend and that such relationships therefore demand that one's actions exhibit a kind of partiality towards the friend.

redrobin012057 59F

8/25/2006 5:32 pm

"Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love."

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
8/25/2006 6:43 pm


somethingelse40 74M
14676 posts
8/30/2006 4:20 am

Be on guard! Somewhere at loose in the neighborhood is an escaped husband. Where am I?

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