03.Moral Reasoning.Fall 2009_1

03.Moral Reasoning.Fall 2009_1 - Week 3 Intro to Moral...

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Week 3: Intro to Moral Reasoning Relativists claim there are no universal moral standards Do you agree with this claim? Can Naval and Marine Corps officers be relativists?
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There are universal moral truths that we should live by… There are no universal moral truths that we should live by… We can’t just sit back and watch other people be treated like that.. I can’t prove that I’m morally right, therefore I can’t judge others… We have a moral obligation. If we don’t protect them, no one will… Maybe there is more than one right answer on how people should live… My religious faith tells me that is just wrong… What makes me right and them wrong…? To sit back and not make moral judgments is lazy… When in Rome… The Moral Spectrum Objectivism (Absolutism) “My way or the highway” Relativism “Who am I to judge?” < > < > Divine Law Kant Utilitarianism Natural Law A pluralist must arrive at answer!
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