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Tyler  Gross

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Is guilt an emotion that educated people should experience?

Guilt is defined as a "learned emotion". Unlike Joy and anger, simple thinking cannot process guilt. Through experiences we learn how to feel guilty. Does that make guilt a part of learning?


A few sub- questions:

1. If an educated rich man steals from a man of lesser backgrounds, what force should make him feel guilty?

2. If you have to exert force on a loved one to satisfy your own needs, does guilt still apply? (Think about OF MICE AND MEN)

3. If you reap the benefits of another's wrong-doing, can you still abide by moral value?

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    Apr 6 2011: 1. depends. who did he steal from? what was it? this is more of a robin hood question.

    3. yes, ethics and morals are not the same
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      Apr 6 2011: Good point. I'll sharpen those two questions.

      1. If an educated, rich man steals money from someone of a lesser background, should the rich man feel guilty?

      3.If you reap the benefits of another's wrong-doing, can you still abide by moral value?

      Thank you for helping me specify.

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