Holmes4 - Holmes Chapter 4 Dr Paul C Grabow Baylor University References Holmes Arthur F Ethics Approaching Moral Decisions Chapter 4 Series

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1/4/2007 1 Holmes: Chapter 4 Dr. Paul C. Grabow Baylor University 1/4/2007 Dr. Paul C. Grabow 2 References z Holmes, Arthur F., Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions, Chapter 4, Series: Contours of Christian Philosophy, InterVarsity Press,1984. z Pojman, L. P., Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong , chapter 6,Thomson Wadsworth, 2004. 1/4/2007 Dr. Paul C. Grabow 3 Outline 1. Review 2. Threefold moral evaluation 3. Prominent Ethical Theories 4. 5. Egoism
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1/4/2007 2 1/4/2007 Dr. Paul C. Grabow 4 What is ethics? z Moral philosophy z Seeks to analyze (in their moral contexts) z Right, wrong, permissible, ought, good, and evil z Seeks to establish behavioral norms z Principles of right behavior to serve as “action guides” for individuals and groups z “How should I live my life?” z Investigates/identifies z Which values and virtues are worthwhile for life or society 1: Review 1/4/2007 Dr. Paul C. Grabow 5 Purpose of ethics z To keep society from falling apart z To ameliorate human suffering z To promote human flourishing z To resolve conflicts of interest in just and
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Holmes4 - Holmes Chapter 4 Dr Paul C Grabow Baylor University References Holmes Arthur F Ethics Approaching Moral Decisions Chapter 4 Series

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