philfinal - 9. People do not debate over morality, they...

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9. People do not debate over morality, they debate to 'prove' that their own attitudes and preferences of morality are better than the others. There seems to be a question of morality either being right or wrong, but this is because we tend to think of it as being beliefs, which can be true or false. We tend to think that attitudes expressed as moral judgment as beliefs as they are important attitudes, There are no moral facts, but there are values we place on these beliefs, and those are the things that we debate about. It is true 10. there cannot be a compromise, we cannot abort half a baby. There will always be disagreements about abortion because people will also have a difference in opinion. Instead of saying that abortion is bad, we can restate it using a person's preference, I dislike abortion. The problems lies within the values a person has. Some think that fetuses have rights and interests the moment that they are conceived, and some think that they are just a collection of cells. All the reasons for or against abortion have already been stated, and unless there are further developments or ideas about it we will always have a conflict because of different values and
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course PHIL 30 taught by Professor Fpf during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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