There is no possibility of a human action without moral consequence
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(1) Even though it may be quite difficult to see,not every action made has to result in a moral consequence.
(2) One can make a bad action and have it result in a pleasurable consequence. Or one can make a good action and have a painful consequence as an outcome.
(3) There are many famous philosophers that agree that there are human actions that can go without a moral consequence. For example, Bentham which we covered in class.
I cannot see how every action made by every human will always result in a truthful and righteous consequence. Weather one may believe it or not, many times our actions will be judged by others. Therefore, good or bad, honest or not, our consequences will be judged by those who may witness it. It is absurd that there is an assumption that something you do will have a loving desirable effect.
1)Consequences are what humans live by, when we act there will be a reaction. In fact everything we do is because we expect their to be a reaction if we didn"t expect any reaction then we would not do it.
2)It is true, some actions will have positive results, and some will have negative. Nonetheless, it cannot definitely be said that every human will definitely have a consequence. Unless you were to actually record every human action ever made.
3)Human behavioral studies are generally based in reaction and consequences. From the beginning of time to present anthropologist, philosopher and sociologist is base their study on moral consequences.
It is difficult to say that there is a single human behavior that does not have moral consequence, because consequences are what we base our actions on. Things we do are based on what the consequence will be whether it be could or bad.
Everything we do is not always based on our consequences. It is completely absurd to believe that every single action made by every single person will have some moral consequence. If that is the case, then how do you explain those people that are behind bars or in mental clinics due to bad actions. The actions made by these people certainly did NOT result in a moral consequence.
It can be agreed, that at times, yes we do base some, only some, of our actions on our previous consequences but that does not mean that one should have the assumption that one there will be a consequence, and two that it will be similar to past consequences. We need to take into consideration that these consequences can not only affect the one who caused it, but also those that surround this person.
People behind bars are there as a result of a moral consequence, they were deemed insane for one reason or another and now are behind bars as result of their behavior. The reason why these bars are there as result of a moral consequence of previous experiences that made the facilitators of these facilities come to realization that these bard are necessary to control human behaviors. As a result the moral consequence of human action are the placement of bars in these institutions.
I agree with you we should not assume that we know what the moral consequence will be, it is impossible to assume that we will know each time what the consequence will be. Nonetheless it is important to realize that moral consequence is what drives humans in a sense, therefore there cannot exist a human behavior without a moral consequence.
No one acts because they are curious on what the outcome of their action might turn out to be. People act because they want to and because they feel like it. This is why I argue that those who assume that ever time they act upon something, automatically some type of consequence will follow afterwards. These people are the type that worry too much, therefore they are 90 percent of the time wrong. An action resulting in a moral consequence will not always stop a person from trying to make the same actions occur again, leaving aside weather their previous consequence was good or bad.
Secondly human behavior may in fact as you say be based on curiosity, but doesn't curiosity itself trigger a moral consequence. When we act on curiosity we do not expect any particular outcome, but we do receive an outcome. Babies who have very little sense of moral consequence if any at all act based on curiosity most of their infant to toddler life, yet their actions still produce consequences.
Since you argue morality is not a science, which I agree, then why try to prove that in every single human action there will be a some moral consequence involved afterwards. Science is proven by facts that have been gathered trough research, so what facts can one obtain that proves that there just has to e a consequence that HAS to follow their action. There is no fact that can possibly prove that. If your curious that does not mean that there will be a consequence to what your curious about. If you are curious about a culture, you pick up a book and read. After that what is the consequence there? None. Therefore, human actions do not always need to be followed by a moral consequence.
Yes science used facts and research to prove something true or false and I do not support the notion that moral consequences can be proven through science. Nonetheless, if we look at it as a science although each consequence may not be identical, we would see every human action has some sort of consequence whether positive or negative.
To reinstate my points I will close with the following arguments, which I believe I made clear. Firstly, human behavior is always followed by a consequence. Secondly humans act expecting a consequence whether good or bad, but we generally know what consequence we are anticipating(this does not mean that we will receive the consequence we want).Moral consequences are also what drive human behaviors, everyone who acts on anything will receive a consequence it enables people within a given society to assess their present actions and decide whether or not do follow through with them. Thus, without moral consequences it would be difficult to have a functional and progressive society.
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