International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Importance of Moral Values in Human Life (A Look at the Philosophy of Hannah Arendt)
Mine Balliu

With developments happened during the 19th century Arendt sees the situation very critical in relation to morals. Justification for a better personal life has often led people to lose their moral values, as this makes them to be willing to change them at any time with anything. It is exactly this era that has more needs of restoration and recognition of moral, recalling it from antiquity until nowadays. These moral philosophical thoughts not only are saved as treasures from oblivion of time, but they simultaneously become savior of the human, for the importance they have in the preservation of human values. Just being in the recognition of these moral philosophical thoughts, man attains to live in peace with himself in this world. Man has the quality of thinking, if he makes this process so far as he becomes able to establish a relation with itself, through this process of thinking, in the sense that he does not see itself simply as an executor of the actions, but simultaneously as observer, as a judge. So through this report man establishes a dialogue with himself, feels associated with himself and physically alone. The realization of this potential that every person carries makes the man a person and his activity starting from himself and others shows a personality. The issue is whether can we nowadays recover such moral values and make them our parts, without orders and penalties that come externally, but cultivating them as part of what come from within, as part of the development of human life itself, as a human will? Can we avoid arbitrariness in moral judgment? What is a moral for me may be a moral for all people? Arendt tells us that as precedents serve in adjudicating legal issues, so do the examples that we can recall from human history, help for judging the moral issues.

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