Lewis on Morality Paper Essay Assignment
- Christian writer C. S. Lewis claims that there are three parts of morality. One part of morality has to do with how we relate to other people, and as such it governs social relations, that is, fair play amongst human beings. But it also concerns harmonizing the person internally, and it means fulfilling the person’s true purpose as a human being. However, he notes that, for most modern people, morality is simply the first part, and concerns only how we relate to other people. Which view do you think of as being correct? Is there a “true purpose” that can be achieved or missed, even when one’s life is outwardly happy?
Those over the age of eighteen would be of less concern to me, provided they were willing and able to provide informed consent. I would require children under the age of eighteen to provide informed consent as well as both their parents. For very young children, those below the age of ten, I would attempt to assess their level of maturity and their ability to understand the research before interviewing them, even with parental consent.There are competing views on the use of cameras in research conducted with children. Haggerty (2020) cites the concerns Foucault (1977/1995) raises over apparatuses of observation serving as mechanisms of surveillance and control but also cites more recent studies such as Flewitt (2006), Kind (2013), and Magnusson (2018) that feel it can be “instrumental in giving voice to children’s perspectives” (Haggerty, 2020).