In some states, the use of marijuana is now legal, so a majority of the citizens evidently regard it as morally acceptable. In other states, however, the use of marijuana is illegal, so a majority of the citizens in those states evidently regard it as morally unacceptable. Furthermore, given that most states at this time disapprove marijuana use, a majority of citizens in the country as a whole likely regard it as morally unacceptable. The dilemma for those who say that moral questions are decided by the majority is that in this case, there are a number of majorities, and they disagree with one another.Make a decision regarding this dilemma based on what you learned in this chapter. Reading #2 from Ruggiero’s, Thinking Critically about Ethical Issues. At minimum the below chapter from this book is to be read. With all readings in this course, you are encouraged to read actively and discerningly/critically at all times.
- The Role of the Majority View – Ch. 2 (Pages 21-27)