LECTURE 2_26_2010

LECTURE 2_26_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 February...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 February 26 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Monday, March 1, 2010
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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) • “It is impossible to conceive anything at all in the world, or even out of it, which can be taken as good without qualiFcation, except a good will ,” (GMM , 61) Monday, March 1, 2010
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Good will and Duty Kant gives us four cases to show the centrality of the good will in our morality: 1. Actions inconsistent with duty 2. Actions which happen to conform to duty but which we perform in order to satisfy another inclination. 3. Actions which conform to duty to which we have an immediate inclination. 4. Actions from the motive of duty to which we have an immediate inclination. 4’. Actions from the motive of duty with no inclination (or even against inclination). Monday, March 1, 2010
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Maxims “Our second proposition is this: An action done from duty has its moral worth, not in the purpose which is to be attained by it, but in the maxim in accordance with which it is decided upon: it depends therefore not on
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