LECTURE 1_25_2010

LECTURE 1_25_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 January 25...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 January 25 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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Perhaps, even better, think of beauty. We might say that beauty is real without meaning that there is some tangible or visible thing called beauty which is scientiFcally reducible. We might think of beauty as a property of certain objects, like “roundness” or “blueness”, which supervene on clustering natural properties. Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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So those are a few ways we might think of a good act or a quality of character as real. They also might be real in a more basic sense. As with mathematics it seems like there’s an objective fact of the matter about morals. Take welfare or happiness. There are acts which lead to more happiness or welfare. Other acts detract from happiness or welfare. Even if you don’t know what will make you happier, or believe it, there is likely some act which will make you happy. There really is an act
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