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A just society is founded on the recognition that all members of that society have equal worth and dignity The interests of any one person cannot count more than the interests of any one else Valuing the common good over an individuals own interests is based on the recognition that individuals concern that their own interests be looked after must be extended to the interests of others It is because I agree with this quote by Peter Singer Professor of Bioethics Princeton University that I must stand in firm affirmation of todays resolution Resolved As a general principle individuals have an obligation to value the common good above their own interests Observation All members of any society are required to act in accordance withthe laws of the land The law is assumed to be made to protect the common good Since the law is the only societal obligation that we are required to uphold in order for the negative to justify not following it and thus violating the common good they must advocate one of two positions 1 The laws are inherently wrong or bad and as such the people are required to revoltignore the law 2 The individual exists outside of society My value will be that of Justice The term individuals in the resolution is taken to imply a collective context society because it is plural and common good defined through the veil of ingnorance provides that the individuals have an obligation to value the common good or justice through the veil of ignorance above their own self interest because they do not know their place in society My criterion will be that of Aristotles Virtue Theory Aristotle asserts that an action is morally good if it is virtuous He sets two criteria to determine if an action is virtuous First we can discover if an action is good if a virtuous person would do it Alternatively since there are consistencies between
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