Moral Judgment: why should we judge and who has the right to?

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Moulton, Megan
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Elvira Roncalli
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2017-12-11
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Moral Judgment: why should we judge and who has the right to?
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In this paper, I explore the origin of the moral authority to judge another person’s wrong actions through the relationships to those involved in the situation. I also argue that moral authority has an aspect grounded in past experience with similar situations and the ability to understand what it means to be held and to hold another morally responsible. The purpose of defining moral authority and its application is determined to be for the moral growth of the perpetrator, until further development is denied, in which case the possible occurrence of manipulation to stay in relation with the unchanging person is considered.
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Philosophy