LECTURE 2_12_2010

LECTURE 2_12_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 February...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 February 12 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Monday, February 15, 2010
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Defnition oF Virtue Virtue, then, is a state oF character concerned with choice, lying in a mean, i.e., the mean relative to us, and being determined by a rational choice, that choice by which the man oF practical wisdom would determine it. Monday, February 15, 2010
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Voluntary and involuntary One thing that seems an essential part of our ascription of praise or blame to an actor is whether we consider their actions and feelings voluntary -- from a principle in a knowledgeable person -- or involuntary. Actions and feelings which arise from ignorance or force are rarely the objects of praise or blame. Aristotle also makes a helpful distinction between acting through ignorance and acting in ignorance. 3 Monday, February 15, 2010
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greater evils? Or semi-compelled actions, like throwing goods overboard in a storm? What about actions that are repugnant and
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