LECTURE 4_5_2010

LECTURE 4_5_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 April 5...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 April 5 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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Peter Singer, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” If the argument is sound our traditional moral categories will be upset. The traditional distinction between duty and charity will not hold, for example, and charity will not be superogatory. It would also have radical implications. Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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Why don’t we make our moral judgments like this? Perhaps our imperatives of duty are there to help us live in discrete societies. But the moral point of view asks us to look beyond the needs of particular societies. Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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Some philosophers believe that human beings just aren’t up to this sort of drastic change in attitudes. They argue that if we tell people not to murder and they must give to charity they will do neither, whereas if we tell them not to murder and give to charity as much as possible at least they won’t murder.
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