LECTURE 4_21_2010

LECTURE 4_21_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 April 21...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 April 21 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Monday, May 3, 2010
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READING FOR NEXT CLASS Ertman and Williams, RETHINKING COMMODIFICATION , pp. 81-105; 122-132. Monday, May 3, 2010
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McMahan, “Causing Disabled People to Exist and Causing People to be Disabled” Some people believe that all selection of persons, whether positive or negative, is objectionable since some negative selection (for hair color for example) seems to be straightforwardly objectionable and positive selection involves not bringing someone else into existence. Monday, May 3, 2010
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Disability McMahan restricts his argument to the disabled. He defnes disabled in terms oF normal, not “those whose abilities oF certain types lie above a certain unspecifed threshold and are characteristic oF the great majority oF human beings,” (78n2). It seems that there may be a serious problem in distinguishing disabilities From disliked traits: take red hair and leFt handedness.
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