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Dr Mortimer Adler wrote the book Great Ideas from the Great Books In his book he wrote about human nature and behavior which is a common point in the book Lord of the Flies Dr Adler answered a lot of complicated philosophical questions in essay forms One of theses questions was Are there any absolute distinctions between what is right and what is wrong Or are such distinctions merely an expression of particular culture or of personal opinion Things that appear good to us are the things that we desire but they should meet our natural needs if they do then they are really good and right Mortimers believes in moral relativism and his first main idea was that our moral rights depend on the society we belong to Things that are right in some countries are wrong in others so there is really no way to determine whats right or whats wrong for every one The next important point that Mortimer discussed was that if you see real good in world and then desire it then you fallow real good If you desire then call it good-you may be following only what appears to be good He said that for those people whose moral judgment is based on personal taste calling an action good or bad is like saying I like chocolate Mortimer wrote that we could recognize if people have the right opinion about things only if they approve the things that are really good not objectively right The last idea that Mortimer wrote about was that men have certain natural things that need to be satisfied and the things that help then satisfy their needs are good Adler give an example of knowledge he said that knowledge is a good thing because everyone desires to know Mortimer says that things can be good if they truly meet persons natural needs Furthermore in Goldings novel Lord of the Files the author believes
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