Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nonjudgmentalism Mush

David Brooks has an interesting column on the death of character:

Many were quick to talk about their moral feelings but hesitant to link these feelings to any broader thinking about a shared moral framework or obligation. As one put it, “I mean, I guess what makes something right is how I feel about it. But different people feel different ways, so I couldn’t speak on behalf of anyone else as to what’s right and wrong.”

[HT:
Real Clear Politics]

2 Comments:

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Kurt Harden said...

Heaven forbid we draw upon our entire upbringing, every lesson taught, every one learned, years and years of mistakes and observations and pass judgement on a situation:

“I don’t really deal with right and wrong that often,”?

Isn't this taking away a natural advantage held by everyone who paid attention?

And we have taught children to think and behave this way. . .purposely.

Thanks for posting.

Kurt

 
At 8:49 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Kurt,

Ayn Rand called it moral agnosticism.

Michael

 

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