LECTURE 4_23&26_2010

LECTURE 4_23&26_2010 - Stone points out our...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 April 23 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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Sandel argues that markets, and commodifcation in general, can be coercive and corrupting. They can be coercive insoFar as people are Forced to enter markets due to background inequality and desperation. They are corrupting insoFar as they turn something which should be more than a mere job into a mere job. This can have terrible moral consequences. Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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Posner responds that the adverse consequences of a paid professional military are far from clear. But let’s think through some other examples. What are the morally questionable consequences of “commodifying” military service? The advantages? Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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Unformatted text preview: Stone points out our conficted attitude towards commodiFying care. On the one hand we do commodiFy care. On the other hand we reFuse to treat it like other work (see Minnesota v. Bachmann) -- we Fear that care will be given just For money. Stone argues that the main Fear is that care will be managed by uncaring third parties. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Cultural Patrimony Are there cultural objects or artifacts that should not be commodiFed? NAGPRA strictly regulates the buying and selling of (and assists in the return of) objects closely identiFed with traditional Native American culture. But why do we think this is important? And what about cases where there are conicts between group welfare and the return of cultural patrimony? Tuesday, May 4, 2010...
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