Philosophy of Human Conduct
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This paper explains that Louis Pojman's stance that the virtuous are rewarded and the vicious are punished in proportion to their just deserts, is an extremely idealistic view of how society should function. The author reviews Pojman's argument that his assumptions are obvious in the trials and tribulations surrounding the O.J. Simpson debacle. However, the paper concludes that Pojman's rewarding virtue and punishing viciousness (deserts) has never been a successful working model due to the continued manipulation by varying sectors of society.
From the Paper:"A second example of Pojman's theory failing is reflected in way that the justice system skillfully and carefully manipulated the system to discredit O.J. Simpson. The prosecution, defense team, and presiding judge used the O.J's high profile status to advance their own careers, and in the process, hacked away at O.J.'s public and private life. Only O.J. knows if he is guilty of murdering his ex-wife and her friend, but, the legal team hired by Simpson received a verdict of "Not Guilty" in the criminal trial."
Sample of Sources Used:
- People of California v. Orenthal James Simpson. (1995). Case No. BA097211. California Supreme Court in and for the County of Los Angeles.
- Pojman, L. (1999, Spring). Merit: Why do we value it (Electronic Version)? Journal of Philosophy, 30 (1), 83-102.
- Rawls, J. (1999). A Theory of Justice. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Waller, B.N. (2008). Consider ethics: Theory, readings, and contemporary issues (2nd). New York: Pearson Longman.
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