Exam#2 - Jonathan Willemain Phl 101 Prof Donahue Exam#2 1 i The necessary condition for an act to be right is that it must cause pleasure and not

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Jonathan Willemain 12/19/2007 Phl 101 Prof. Donahue Exam #2 1. i. The necessary condition for an act to be right is that it must cause pleasure and not pain. ii. A counterexample to U1 would include any act that causes physical pain and yet is would still be considered morally right. If someone was on top of a tall rock with a deadly cobra behind them ready to strike, the right thing to do for the person watching would be to push the person off the rock so they don’t get bitten and killed by the snake. They may break a leg or an arm but at least they will still be alive. This act shown here definitely causes pain and no pleasure aside from the Satisfaction the other person got from saving his friend’s life. iii. It is a counterexample because the act is right even though it causes pain. This directly contradicts U1 which says that the act can only be right if it does not cause pain. iv. The positive instance of U1 “Mom gives her child a carrot” is philosophically vacuous because the act causes neither pleasure nor pain. Since it is lacking a
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PHL 101 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Fall '06 term at UMass Dartmouth.

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Exam#2 - Jonathan Willemain Phl 101 Prof Donahue Exam#2 1 i The necessary condition for an act to be right is that it must cause pleasure and not

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