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Outline: Kagan Chapter 2 Promoting The Good: 1. If an act will have bad results, it should not be performed, and vice versa. 2. Even if goodness of outcomes is not the only factor, it is most likely at least one morally relevant factor. 3. Look not only at what will happen, but what is happening. Commonsense Morality – A moral view which is shared by all people Instrumental Value – An object that only has a moral value based on what can be produced Goodness of Outcomes – Decision of what is good based on the best moral outcome Well-being : 1. Kagan discusses what well-being means, what makes a life worth living. It consists in the presence of pleasure and absence of pain. Introduces the idea of hedonism. Hedonism – The idea that pleasure is worthwhile while pain is not, so doing things that are pleasureful are good and ethical while things that are painful are bad, and unethical for many reasons. Mental states are what determine your level of well-being. Introduces many variations of hedonism:
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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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