07 - PHIL 163: Egoism Notes 05/02/2007 10:09:00 QUIZ on...

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PHIL 163: Egoism Notes 05/02/2007 10:09:00 QUIZ on Friday  (15% of grade!!!): Short answer questions and 1 essay question Bring blank blue book to recitation Responsible for readings and lectures through today (not Wednesday); see  blackboard notes for Mackie and Rachel’s arguments Questions won’t test detailed notes; looking for good understanding of  concepts that we have discussed. Egoism Challenge:   Why should I care about ethics?   What has it ever done for me? The best would be to do injustice and do whatever you want and get away  with it.  The worst thing would be to do the right thing and then have others do  wrong to you (unable to get back at those people).  Socrates is trying to show  that having morality isn’t a bad thing. Gyges’ Ring: Gyges’ had this ring that made him invisible…he could do whatever he  wanted when he wore it. “Let’s suppose, then, that there were two such rings, one worn by a just and  the other by an unjust person.  Now, no one, it seems, would be so  incorruptible that he would stay on the path of justice or stay away from the  other people’s property, when he could take whatever he wanted from the  marketplace with impunity, go into people’s houses and have sex with anyone  he wished, kill or release from prison anyone he wished…”
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course PHIL 001 taught by Professor Maclean during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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