Reason and emotion-role in moral decision making
• Moral decisions are the ones we have to make by ourselves to decide whether something is wrong or right.
• When deciding we have to be aware whether your decision will affect yourself as well as the surroundings, in positive or negative way.
• When deciding with emotion, you are automatically putting yourself in other people’s position and therefore the emotion plays a very large role in decision making.
• Even though reason and emotion play a major part in moral beliefs, I suppose emotion plays a larger part since people are different and their perception varies, therefore their emotion will vary resulting in different moral beliefs.
• As we live in our communities we are well influenced by things such as; family, religion, ethnicity, media, friends and education, which I believe influence both reason and emotion, but emotion to a greater extent.
• Emotion affects our decision making and it as well affects the reason, which also stands behind the decision making.
• Emotion gets in the way of making the “right” decisions since, if someone is feeling down, it is natural to sympathize in that kind of situation.
• When someone commits a homicide, people’s reason is that it is certainly wrong to take away someone else’s life away, but most of the time the emotion plays in, usually because of hatred, racism, ethnicity and religion. If we round up all this factors we can certainly see that it is due to emotion. Murders are daily incidents, whether on a street or in a war.
• One of the major points that affects the emotion is the authority. By that I mean how you are brought up. If someone teaches you from young age something morally wrong, it is more certain that you will disagree with a person who is trying to correct you, than if you had not been taught nothing at all. Therefore as...