If morality is subjective, doesn't that make justice subjective too?
After all, our idea of "fairness" is also culturally determined. Indeed, the belief that fairness itself as a virtue to strive for must also be culturally determined as well.
oops! "fairness itself as a virtue"??? substitute fairness itself is a virtue. thanks.
If that's the case, why the moral outrage over injustice? I can understand resentment, even anger if folks are directly affected, but outrage? Throbbing veined, strident, even violent outrage just makes no sense. After all it's just someone else's personal or cultural perspective. How can that be wrong?
- MarcLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Humans are subjective in all our endeavours , we can increase objective morality thats all , this is what Buddha and Jesus teaching were about , laws are becoming harder this is sign of lack of goodness we are at turning point in our evolution , as an Evolutional Goodhist I increase goodness reduce fear increasing objective morality we can all do it, reverse the process .
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- d_r_sivaLv 75 years ago
In the 1930s, Austrian mathematician Godel proved a
theorem which became the "Godel theorem" in cognition
theory. It states that any formalized 'logical' system
in principle cannot be complete in itself. It means
that a statement can always be found that can be
neither disproved nor proved using the means of that
particular system. To discuss about such a statement,
one must go beyond that very logic system; otherwise
nothing but a vicious circle will result. Psychologist
say that any experience is contingent - it's opposite
is logically possible and hence should not be treated
Flaws in Reasoning and Arguments: Black and White Thinking
Millions of lawyers are thriving due to that flaw.
- 5 years ago
Yes both are subjective. I find that most people's idea of justice is way over the top and usually has no merit anyway.
- Anonymous5 years ago
What everyone else calls justice, I call state-sanctioned revenge. To punish people for their actions when they're ultimately out of our control is wrong. Maybe FIX people instead of locking them all in a box or killing them.
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- ?Lv 55 years ago
Morality, justice, fairness, virtue - it's all subjective. "Outrage" comes from beliefs that they are NOT subjective.
- PeterLv 65 years ago
morality is somwhat subjective in nature, i personally believe that objective morality does exsist.
justice does NOT exist, it is a totally imagined concept that we would be better off without. ill explain if anyone cares to ask.
- Anonymous5 years ago
The answer to your question is "Yes, both are subjective".
That is why a rich kid who drinks, underage, and drives a car into a crowd, killing people, gets probation, while a poor person who steals a loaf of bread gets prison.
It is also why your fairy tale judge sentences a person who forgot to apologize for saying "Oh, sh|t" to the exact same punishment as Hitler.
- Morton L.Lv 65 years ago
Yes, they are. At one time in the US, it was legal (although perhaps not ETHICAL) to own another human being, and force them to work slave labor their entire lifetime. The bible itself also supports slavery, and there is no way to deny it. However, in modern times slavery is illegal. We are so fortunate to live in a time when the bible does not dictate human laws.