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phil 101 notes - 11/10/2007 that an empirical claim lie...

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that an empirical claim lie (confirmable fact) is true is no indication that is valuable, to be preferred, etc. one cannot logically derive an ought statement from an is statement 30 Oct 1130-1 phil department fall open house revolt of the masses (ortegay gasset) treason of the intellectuals (benda) conflicts/problems with utilitarianism -justice often conflicts with utility - dirty hands - fanatacism of status quo - naturalistic fallacy - "good" does not mean "happiness", hence mills claim that the summum bonum of man is happiness is an empirical claim - motive is morally irrelevant? (p.478) "it all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had power, would be justified in silencing mankind." 1. how do his arguments regarding freedom of thought and discussion link to Utilitarianism? difference between freedom of though and discussion vs freedom of expression? -expression is a broader form of communication
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Adams during the Fall '08 term at Case Western.

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phil 101 notes - 11/10/2007 that an empirical claim lie...

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