LECTURE 3_26_2010

LECTURE 3_26_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 March 26...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 March 26 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Tuesday, April 6, 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). Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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Two principles opposed to the POU. Ascetic principles are essentially the inverse of the POU. Bentham identiFes two branches of asceticism: philosophical and religious. (II.1-10) The “principles” of sympathy and antipathy are far more dangerous and are really just the negation of the POU. They have a disastrous effect on the law and on making a happy society in general. Yet they are incredibly powerful and stubborn. (II.11-19) Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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Motive and reason “There are two things which are very apt to
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