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Are we Victims or OppressorsWhere divine justice sees only black or white we find mitigating circumstances John FrecceroIn the modern age we find it exceedingly difficult to find agreement about right and wrong Classical values are critical attitudes and principles that were revealed to humanity in ancient Greek and Roman art which were characterized by emphasis on a series of aesthetic values In literature this is characterized by an appreciation of harmony nobility of ideas search for the form or essence of universally true balance or symmetry control or discipline austerity or restraint and proportion Secular Humanism is a worldview in which it is a set of beliefs reinvigorated during the Renaissance and continued through the modern age where one interprets all of reality prompting the rise of secularism an appreciation of temporal pleasures personal independence and individual expression embodied in phrase Man as the measure of all things Ginzburg wants to create a common morality not unlike those raised in antiquity as classical virtues because she believes man can rely on compassion as a point of unity Since man ultimately desires justice Ginzburg believes an ethical system can be created She sees moral paralysis as the greatest obstacle to the development of a common morality because the impact of our rapidly changing and expanding knowledge makes important ethical decisions seem limited By looking at her effort to create a common morality the complexities of contemporary ethical dilemmas and the impact of our rapidly changing and expanding knowledge we can examine Ginzburgs attempt to reproduce similar Aurelian ideals with modern humanist preceptsGinzburg wants to create a common morality not unlike those raised in antiquity as classical virtues because she believes man can rely on compassion as a point of unity By developing a common morality all individuals have a similar hypothetical awareness of certain moral norms Therefore common morality would allow individuals to share mutual thoughts and ideas thus there wouldnt be any distinction
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