Ethics Study Guide - What is philosophy? The endeavor to...

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What is philosophy? The endeavor to frame a coherent, logical, necessary system of general ideas in terms of which every element of our experience can be interpreted What is ethics? Asks basic questions about the good life, about what is better and worse, about whether there is any objective right and wrong, and how we know it if there is Give an example of a descriptive claim about capital punishment. Capital punishment acts/doesn’t act as a deterrent. Give an example of a normative claim about homosexuality. Homosexuality is a choice/not a choice. What is an argument? A method to make a good case for something you believe is right as well as to critically evaluate others’ positions. What does it mean to say that an argument is valid? What does it mean to say that an argument is sound? It has a valid form in that the conclusion actually follows from the premises, and the premises or reasons given for the conclusion are true. Present a valid argument for the claim that some action is (or isn’t) morally permissible.
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course COMMUNICAT 240 taught by Professor Anitamaddox during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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