Out of these two motives to donate to charity, does one have more moral worth?

Posted by: ladiesman

  • Duty

  • Compassion

14% 3 votes
86% 18 votes
  • Dose it matter why you do a kind thing, if you gain pleasure from helping dose that mean it was less moral?

    Posted by: Mecer
  • Who cares about duty? Duty tends to used in a selfish or extremely prideful way whereas compassion is more loving and useful because it allows you to concentrate deeply on the things you love the most and strengthen your skills. Duty is a more loose and broad term whereas compassion is a more understandable term. Compassion has actually led to the world changing in a more positive direction whereas duty has led to the world being more violent and hateful. For instance, Hitler thought it was his duty as leader to purge all the Jews because he thought the Jews were the problem when really, he was the problem as millions of people died because of him, because of one man who was so prejudiced and hateful towards Jews that he felt like it was okay to kill them. Racism and sexism is never acceptable or justified, ever!

  • More people would say that it is not their duty to help if they thought duty was the top moral reason for charity.

  • Charity is love and compassion

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Couchgolfer says2016-08-08T00:18:09.5012140Z
Taxes are not a choice and those are misused. And with charity groups only a small percentage of donations ever makes it to its destination, where as most goes to the people running the charity. Instead of giving money to a charity, donate clothing or hygiene products to homeless shelters, or donate money or food to soup kitchens. Even sitting down and buying lunch for a couple of homeless people and just sharing a meal while holding a conversation with them would mean the world to them, to feel included into a society that seems to have forgotten them.
Heterodox says2016-08-08T16:05:03.3134483Z
ladiesman says2016-08-08T17:36:43.1992133Z
A major problem with Kant's ethics is he makes duty the only moral motive. Common sense tells us there is also moral worth in right inclinations, especially in ones that do not require a deliberate active will.
maslow says2016-08-08T19:57:23.4607229Z
Kant says: “So act as to treat humanity, whether in your own person or in another, always as an end, and never as only a means.”
maslow says2016-08-08T20:00:00.3841406Z
Taxes have nothing to do with morality. They are accrued revenue for the state to run the country. How those monies are used by the governing body and the culture of said country can be within the realm of humanity, but alas America seems not to have a social contract or moral code to its people.
maslow says2016-08-08T20:02:32.8770731Z
Kohlberg's stages of morality are more universal than Kant's three axioms of morality
maslow says2016-08-08T20:17:33.3887903Z
Foodiesoul Duty is called Deontological ethics or deontology (from Greek δέον, deon, "obligation, duty") is the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules. It is sometimes described as "duty-" or "obligation-" or "rule-" based ethics, because rules "bind you to your duty."

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