LECTURE 3_24_2010

LECTURE 3_24_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 March 24...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 March 24 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Friday, March 26, 2010
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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789) “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure … They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and conFrm it,” (I.1). Friday, March 26, 2010
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The Principle of Utility (POU) “That principle which approves or disapproves of every action whatsoever, according to the tendency which it appears to augment or diminish the happiness of the party whose interest is in question: or, what is the same thing in other words, to promote or oppose that happiness,” (I.2). Friday, March 26, 2010
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Utility “Beneft, advantage, pleasure, good or happiness” producing or “mischieF, pain, evil and unhappiness” preventing or diminishing relative to the interested party.” Friday, March 26, 2010
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