LECTURE 1_27&9_2009

LECTURE 1_27&9_2009 - Introduction to Ethics PH150...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 January 29 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows David Aleksic Stacey Goguen Irina Meketa Monday, February 1, 2010
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So what to make of moral luck? It seems to threaten responsibility and blame. Can it be countered? Should it just be accepted? If so, what does this say about our moral views? Monday, February 1, 2010
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Free will? The denial of a free will is another serious threat to some basic ideas we have about morality. We want to be able to say things like -- “I should have done. ..” or “I blame you because you shouldn’t have”. But if we lack free will, then we seem to have a serious problem. Monday, February 1, 2010
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One way to express this is in terms of alternate possibility. Moral praise and blame and moral responsibility seem to presume that things might have been otherwise. It seems that if we could not have acted otherwise then we could not be responsible, nor could we be praised or blamed. But, consider. .. Monday, February 1, 2010
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LECTURE 1_27&9_2009 - Introduction to Ethics PH150...

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