Here’s an easy one: What does it mean to be GOOD? Write it on your index card.
Socrates “Is something good because the gods love it, or do they love it because it is good?”
Machiavelli No good and evil, only virtu and fortuna.
Utilitarianism “My hair is glorious” The right course of action is one that reduces the most suffering or produces the most happiness.
Here’s a Question: If it meant you could go an a wonderful vacation, would you… …rip the wings off of a beautiful butterfly?
Here’s a Question: If it would create a completely perfect world, would you… …kill one innocent person?
Rousseau and the Enlightenment I’m smiling because I have no split ends.
Which one was closest to yours? Tribalism: My people are good, everything else is bad Judaism/Islam: Good is doing what God says Buddhism: Good and evil are two sides of the same thing Christianity: People are born bad, God makes them good Machiavelli: There is no good or evil , there is only power Utilitarianism: Good is whatever helps the most people Rousseau: People are born good, society makes them evil Postmodernism: Good and evil are subjective, they mean whatever you want them to mean