phil 9-17 notes

phil 9-17 notes - Phil lecture notes 9/17 1 Individual...

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Phil lecture notes 9/17 1. Individual moral agents have the identities they do (they are who they are) because each instantiates a unique set of properties, though some of these properties may be instantiated by more than one moral agent. 2. If X immorally harms y, then x de re disrespects y. 3. When x de re disrespects y, and one of the properties which makes y who s/he is (as described in 1), then x de re disrespect her or himself. You will disrespect yourself 3*. If x de re disrespects y, and y has property P as one of the properties that make that y who s/he is, then x de re disrespects all moral agents who have property P in this same way. Instances of 3*: -Family honor, insulting one family member insults them all. -Racial epithets -Crimes against humanity When you intentionally harm someone you de re disrespect him or her and that disrespect ends up going behind the intended target. You have just insulted everyone that has that quality. The same way you are the same person you were 5-10 years ago you had properties you
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2008 for the course PHIL 104 taught by Professor Bontly during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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