prepare and submit a term paper on Fighting Evil
You will prepare and submit a term paper on Fighting Evil. Your paper should be a minimum of 1500 words in length. Doing what is morally right is one of the things humans of any ilk concern themselves with most. People want to do the right thing in raising their children, want to be good citizens of their country and their world. politicians want to create fair political systems, and philosophers want to seek out the idea of an objective right, to make being a good human being as clear and simple as possible. There are many important ways of dealing with the question of what is morally right to do, and many questions that must be asked. One of the things people struggle with most is their responsibility to fight against evil, or the actors of evil, even when it would put themselves or their loved ones at risk. Obviously everyone hopes someone will stand up to evil, but they often hope someone else will. Intellectuals often seem better equipped to deal with this kind of question than other people, which could lead people to believe that they would be better equipped to perform leadership tasks, which could make the whole process of moral ambiguity simpler. A person should be expected to fight against evil wherever they see it because the consequences if people do not function this way are dire, and intellectuals should not lead because of their ability to understand good and evil, because they do not necessarily have the propensity to lead better than other people.
Some would argue that it is completely unfair to expect people to fight evil even when loved ones could suffer because of their fight. They would argue that it is up to heroes to fight against all odds, and against threats to themselves and others, but that this simply cannot be expected of normal human beings – their love for kith and kin can (or even should) overshadow their desire to fight evil (Zimbardo, 2007). They believe this because it is comforting and simple. fighting evil is hard, and a lot of us want to believe a loved one would do evil to save us, because of our self-centred outlook on the world.