{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

24.Slides - Values and morality Values vs preferences...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Values and morality
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Values vs. preferences Values: Killing is wrong; Saving a drowning man is good Preferences: I hate broccoli; Don’t wear stripes with plaids; Avoid wine on long flights Moral judgments – right and wrong, based on values Normative judgments – based on preferences
Image of page 2
Absolutism vs. relativism Moral absolutism – there are universal moral principles For example, murder and rape against the law in every culture Moral relativism – What’s right and wrong is culturally-specific and even situationally-specific
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Moral absolutism Assumption: There are nonoverridable principles of morality which ought never to be violated. Premeditative killing is wrong. To choose to save a human life over a dog’s life is right. Moral reasoning – applying moral principles to particular situations (Lawrence Kohlberg)
Image of page 4
Moral reasoning Example: Particular situation: Fred is lying.
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern