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Outline, Week 1: Kagan, Ch. 1 1.1 What Normative Ethics Is 1. Kagan introduces idea of moral philosophy, which answers the question of how one should live a. Most of us do think there are rights and wrongs in ethics, and share those beliefs. 2. There are three types of ethics a. Normative ethics : concerned with how to act, live, and the type of person to be. States and depends basic moral principles. b. Applied ethics : an attempt to apply the general principles of normative ethics to a particular case, such as abortion, affirmative action, etc. c. Metaethics : concerned with the nature of morality—the function of moral discourse, the point and place of values. 3. Kagan describes her organization of the book—focused on attempts to state and defend moral claims normative ethics. 1.2 What Normative Ethics Is Not 1. There is a distinction between theories of how people ought to act and how people do act. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2008 for the course NTRES 3320 taught by Professor Tantillo,j. during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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