Monday, March 14, 2011

Let's not make the mistake again!

        In my previous post, I was explaining the difference between similar but completely different terms. But, I don't think I've mentioned this before... Well, just before this blog, I did some real introspection and came to the conclusion about how people used words without being aware of their meanings, or maybe it's just about that our language is full of language buzzword? In this article, I will explain another difference between, in my opinion, confusing terms.

Let's not make the mistake again... 

But before, just a quick note about a book I was reading not so long ago. It's about Nietzsche's moral philosophy, and the book is Thus Spoke Zarathustra. He is talking about herd or slave morality and contrary to that the master morality. I have to say that reading this book without the help and explanations of my professor M. Petrickovic would be more difficult, with much more effort and time. I am grateful to him for that. Here's a little paragraph that I think it is important to share with you:  

       "I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him? … All beings so far have created something beyond themselves; and do you want to be the ebb of this great flood, and even go back to the beasts rather than overcome man? What is ape to man? A laughing stock or painful embarrassment. And man shall be that to overman: a laughingstock or painful embarrassment. You have made your way from worm to man, and much in you is still worm. Once you were apes, and even now, too, man is more ape than any ape.... The overman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the overman shall be the meaning of the earth.... Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman—a rope over an abyss … what is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end."

Related to morality, I would like to make clear these following terms:
Morality (from the latin moralitas - manner, character, proper behavior) is a sense of behavioral conduct that differentiates intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and bad (or wrong). A moral code is a system of morality (for example, according to a particular philopsohy, religion, culture, etc.)
Amorality can be determined as neutral or completely indifferent attitude individuals to morality. It is the degree of morality, which means still untouched by the phenomenon of moral. 
Anti-morality  means attitude  individuals or groups of people who don't recognize any moral, or to make it clear: moral is denied as an important and binding standards.
Immorality can be defined like moral category, which means the opposite of moral thinking and moral action.