Philosophy 2500 Notes 9-15

Philosophy 2500 Notes 9-15 - Philosophy 2500 Notes...

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Philosophy 2500 Notes September 15, 2005 Tolerance The value of toleration presupposes real values. It is intolerant to refuse to tolerate intolerance. Real tolerance is being tolerant of intolerance. We tolerate only evils, presupposing an objective standard. We embrace good things; we tolerate only things that are bad. The reason we tolerate evil things because of a greater good. Argument from motive Argument (CPp50); 1 Morality is a matter of motive 2 Motives are subjective 3 Therefore morality is subjective Is this argument valid? Yes, the first premise is true, the second premise is true therefore it is valid. Sound? Premise 1 is false. Premise 1 claims that morality is only a matter of motive. Motive and deed are intimately connected – A person has to actually do something about a motive, the motive is a first step toward a deed. Example: Tree will be know by its fruit Argument from Relativwe Situation Arguemnt (CPp52); 1 Situations are relative 2 Morality is determined by situations
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course PHIL 2500 taught by Professor Wilcox during the Spring '06 term at Utah State University.

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