LECTURE 4_22_2010

LECTURE 4_22_2010 - commodiFcation is a complicated social...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 April 22 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Monday, May 3, 2010
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Commodifcation Commodifcation means making a thing into an object which can be reciprocally exchanged and/or bought and sold. To see the diFFerence think oF a wedding ring. Monday, May 3, 2010
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We are interested in the stronger sense of commodiFcation: bought and sold (or rented). Objects have to be commodiFed in order to become a commodity. Nothing is naturally a commodity and consequently
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Unformatted text preview: commodiFcation is a complicated social process. Monday, May 3, 2010 There are moral problems arising directly from commodiFcation -- slavery or an adoption market -- and moral problems arising as a consequence of commodiFcation -- the moral (and legal) problems arising from surrogacy. Monday, May 3, 2010 What are the supposed advantages of an adoption market? What are the disadvantages? What are the moral objections? Monday, May 3, 2010...
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