My opinion

Topics: W. E. B. Du Bois, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Cosmopolitanism Pages: 2 (511 words) Published: October 25, 2013
According to Kwame Anthony Appiah in his writing “Moral Disagreement” “But moral conflicts come in different varieties” (Appiah 380). This makes me wonder, do most people have morals, and if so are they always similar. I agree with the text about what Kwame Anthony Appiah is saying. To me, it sounds like the point that he is arguing against is that morals and opinions are two different things. “You don’t need to leave home to have disagreements about questions of value/ In a classroom discussion, one thinks that killing a fetus isn’t even as bad as killing a grown up cat” (Appiah 379). I believe this to be true. The definition of a moral is, “Concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character” (Dictionary.com). What someone believes to be right or wrong and their opinion are two different things. One person may think the idea of education is good and another person might think that the idea of an education is bad. To me these are just two of their separate opinions and have nothing to do with morals. This is not a moral disagreement, but just a matter of opinion. Morals are based off the principles of right and wrong, and neither of these opinions is right or wrong or has anything to do with the goodness or badness of character, they are just opinions. Many of the examples that Kwame Anthony Appiah is using to show us moral disagreement are less of an opinion and more of an actual moral disagreement. To me a moral disagreement would be if people were arguing over killing someone or stealing something. Even though opinions factor in, it has a lot more to do with ones morals than their opinions. Either they believe killing or stealing is right or wrong or it will make them a good or bad person, unlike whether the educational system is good or bad.

I think that most but not all people have morals and I believe that most morals are similar. Most people are going to agree that killing someone is bad and that it...
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