Lecture_1_An_Overvie - Lecture 1 Ethics An Overview David Agler Lecture 1 Ethics An Overview What is Ethics One of the Five Major Branches of

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Lecture 1 – Ethics: An Overview – David Agler Lecture 1: Ethics, An Overview What is Ethics? One of the Five Major Branches of Philosophy Definition: Ethics – Normative branch of philosophy that critically investigates good action/conduct (dyadic). Science Philosophy (Philia + Sophia) NOT MATHEMATICS: Philosophy is different from mathematics because it is in search for real truth, that is, the truth about the world. Therefore it draws upon experience. NOT SPECIAL SCIENCE: Philosophy isn’t concerned with making use of special observations, but it contents itself with the critical investigation of the facts of everyday life, e.g. the person, what we can know, what there is in the world. You cannot get at the conception of who we are or what we ought to do by looking through a microscope. A PHILOSOPHY: draws from all experience and makes use of reason to determine its conclusions. Normative Science Aesthetics – Critical investigation into what is good in itself (monadic). E.g. beauty
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Ethics – Normative branch of philosophy that critically investigates good action/conduct (dyadic). E.g. good action Logic – Critical investigation into what is good by way of thought (triadic). E.g. good thought. Metaphysics – Critical investigation into the most fundamental components of being. It investigates what is. And, what there is is an open question in metaphysics. A descriptive science. Matter: Materialism Mind: Idealism Matter and Mind: Dualism Epistemology – Critical investigation into the nature and scope of knowledge. Not Divorced from the Five Major Branches of Philosophy Epistemology – How do we come to knowledge of right and wrong Metaphysics Personal Identity – Who should we abort? Free Will/Determinism – Are we even responsible? SCIENCE
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Lecture 1 – Ethics: An Overview – David Agler SCIENCE OF DISCOVERY Mathematics Philosophy Phenomenology Normative Sciences Aesthetics Ethics Logic (Semeiotic) Semeiotic (Speculative) Grammar Critical Logic Methodeutic (Universal Rhetoric) Metaphysics Special Sciences Nomological sciences Classificatory sciences Explanatory sciences SCIENCES OF REVIEW (CLASSIFICATORY SCIENCES?) PRACTICAL SCIENCES Normative / Factual Distinction Two Types of Claims Normative Claim – a value judgment that refers to a norm, rule, or standard. Aesthetic standard Grammatical
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Etiquette Factual/Descriptive Claim – a claim that can be confirmed by experiment, observation, or scientific-based research. Historical research Observation Scientific Research Legal Research Examples Descriptive Examples Factual Statement Type of Confirmation George Washington was the first president of the United Historical Research States. The sun is shining.
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