Ethics, Law and Legitimacy (updated)

Ethics, Law and Legitimacy (updated) - ETHICS LAW AND...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–15. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
ETHICS, LAW AND LEGITIMACY How do we justify the state’s taking of life?
Background image of page 1

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Thought Question: Are some lives worth more than others? How so? Whose lives?
Background image of page 2
Today’s Objectives Explore our Initial Opinions Discuss Ethical/Moral Systems, Law and Legitimacy T Two universal moral imperatives T Justifying our violation of moral imperatives T Four principles of justice T Making ethical decisions
Background image of page 3

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Moral Systems Known in all societies Universal moral imperatives?
Background image of page 4
Potential Candidates:
Background image of page 5

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Potential Candidates: Life is sacred and should be protected
Background image of page 6
Potential Candidates: Life is sacred and should be protected Suffering, when detected, should be alleviated
Background image of page 7

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Justifying Violations Breaking moral imperatives: T Moral dilemmas T Logic of exclusion T Diluted empathy T Demonization
Background image of page 8
Moral Dilemmas
Background image of page 9

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Logic of Exclusion What does fish taste like?
Background image of page 10
Background image of page 11

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Diluted Empathy
Background image of page 12
Demonization
Background image of page 13

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Demonization "Willingham was a monster. He was a guy who murdered his three children, who tried to beat
Background image of page 14
Image of page 15
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 07/20/2010 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Kurtz during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas.

Page1 / 34

Ethics, Law and Legitimacy (updated) - ETHICS LAW AND...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 15. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online