Normally, we all have a sense of justice, though sometimes as different as our experiences and personalities themselves. We speak of a “sense of justice” and of a “sense of justice”.
The question of how morality is located in human beings has occupied philosophers and scholars since time immemorial.
What is the basis of our moral feeling and action? Is morality a feeling or is it a rationally justifiable thought?
Plato and Kant represented “moral rationalism” in questions of morality. They believed that we make moral decisions based on generally valid and reasonable ideas. The opponents of moral rationalism believe that our moral capacity is based on feelings. In their view, we have a moral sense and make moral decisions “from the gut”, which at times cannot be explained rationally.
Whether morality is a feeling or knowledge, we often get into conflict with ourselves in matters of justice
People are in a constant struggle between selfish desires on the one hand and the moral principle for the benefit of all on the other. A good example is provided by the world climate – everyone is in favour of saving it. It serves the well-being of all living creatures and species. It is nothing less than the foundation of our existence and our world. Why do we still live so wastefully?
It fights the selfish comfort with the moral will not to harm the climate and not to produce garbage. It is almost a philosophical question whether it is our instinct or our mind that comes up and tells us that the climate of our world demands moral action.
Regardless of whether our moral sense of the environment is expressed as instinct in our gut or cognition in our brain, our inner moral compass knows what the right decision is.
We know what is right and fair: Why do so many of us still buy a coffee-to-go every morning?