Reading Answers 20

Reading Answers 20 - Reading Answers 20 1. The first is the...

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Reading Answers 20 1. The first is the truth or falsehood of the “veneer theory” (Theory that morality is a thin veneer on an essentially moral human being; we are ruthlessly self interested creatures, who conform to moral norms only to avoid punishment or disapproval, only when others are watching us, or only when our commitment to those norms is not tested by strong temptations). The second is if morality has its roots in our evolutionary past or represents some form of radical break in the past. The veneer theory’s credentials have never been established and it has no normative foundation; our self interest is not always just in having things but in doing things and being things, which cannot be satisfied without society; morality is not just a set of obstructions to the human interest but define ways of relating to people that most of us find natural and welcome. 2. Some animals have some of the tendencies we have but I think that’s as far as it goes. I think there is still interaction between animals and humans. Korsgaard would say yes to
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2009 for the course BE 123 taught by Professor Roger during the Spring '09 term at Limestone.

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