Week 1; Intro to Ethics 2

Week 1; Intro to Ethics 2 - Week 1; Introduction to Ethics...

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Week 1; Introduction to Ethics Class 2 a. Thin ethical concepts i. Good, bad, virtue, vice, evil, wrong, right, obligatory, permissible, praiseworthy, blameworthy, etc. ii.Abstract iii.We focus on these concepts in this course b. Thick ethical concepts i. Brave, honest, cruel, admirable, etc. ii.More concrete c. Good and bad i. Teological notions 1. Telos means “goals” or “ends” in Ancient Greek ii.Reducible in binary comparison in the form “X is better than Y” 1. Comparative iii.Maximizing structure 1. If X is better than Y, and Y is better than Z, then X is better than Z d. Right and wrong (permissible = not wrong) i. Deontological notion 1. Deon means duty in ancient Greek ii.One-place predicate 1. “X is wrong/right” not” X is righter/wronger than Y” 2. Non-maximizing structure iii.Used for a person’s act e. Good and Right i. Related? 1. Priority of good over right a. Consequentialism 2. Priority of right over good a. Non-consequentialism B. Consequentialism
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PHIL 237 taught by Professor Hirose during the Winter '08 term at McGill.

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Week 1; Intro to Ethics 2 - Week 1; Introduction to Ethics...

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