November 16 - November 16 What Makes a Situation Moral?-...

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Unformatted text preview: November 16 What Makes a Situation Moral?- Come up with a non moral situatoin and a moral situation. o Stealing- What features distinguish the two? o Evaluations of goodness and badness on moral situations and not on non-moral situations- Dewey & Tufts (1908) o Wrote a book about treatment for figuring out the difference between moral and non-moral situations Voluntary, deliberated activity Intentional, something that the individual is self-aware, could be good or bad still (helpful or harmful) Incompatib le outcomes of activity What consitutes the moral/non-moral? o Ex. Wife sick/drug story didnt have enough money, druggist said no, so he broke into the stores to steal the drug for his wife. Should Heinz have stolen the drug? Yes, hes saving his wifes life....
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course PSY 304 taught by Professor Repp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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