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If you’ve kept up with the reading, the best way to study is to try to revive and think about what you already know. Also think about comparisons. This helps. Thursday, March 4, 2010
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A few initial themes Normative and descriptive Thursday, March 4, 2010
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Relativism The cultural relativist assumes that tacit arguments like this one are valid: 1. Different cultures have different moral codes. 2. Therefore, there are no objective moral truths. 4 Thursday, March 4, 2010
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Moral Luck The issue is old but rose explicitly in an article by Bernard Williams. Williams was primarily concerned with problem of retrospective evaluations and luck. Thomas Nagel divided moral luck into: 1. Constitutive luck 2. Situational luck 3. Antecedent luck 5 Thursday, March 4, 2010
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Strawson’s Argument 1) You do what you do because of the way you are. 2) If you are going to be ultimately responsible for
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