midtermstudyguide_SPR08

midtermstudyguide_SPR08 - PHILOSOPHY 160, SPRING 2008...

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1 P HILOSOPHY 160, S PRING 2008 M IDTERM S TUDY G UIDE 1. Are There Absolute Moral Rules? a. The Categorical Imperative (version 1) i. What is the CI1? 1. How does it work? a. E.g., Duty to not lie ii. How is the CI related to reason? iii. Are consequences important? iv. Are reasons for acting important? v. What are the 4 steps used to figure out duties? 1. What does failing at step 3 mean? 2. What does failing at step 4 mean? 3. What does passing all 4 steps mean? vi. What are perfect duties? vii. What are imperfect duties? 1. In a conflict between perfect and imperfect duties, which one wins? viii. An act is morally right iff … 1. What is the Conflict of Rules objection? 2. Kant and Respect for Persons a. The Categorical Imperative (version 2) i. What is the CI2? b. How does it work? c. Is CI2 similar to CI1? In what way? d. What does CI2 have to do with dignity? e. What is an example of treating a person as a means only? f.
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