Lesson 3 - Moral Theory

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/25/11 Lesson 3: Moral Theory PHIL 1304 – Fall 2010 Prof. Matt King
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1/25/11 Plan for today 1. Moral theories 1. Moral theorizing 1. Moral Acceptability Survey
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1/25/11 Types of Theories Consequentialism : An action is right just in case it produces the best consequences (if it maximizes the Good), and wrong otherwise. Deontology : An action is right just in case it accords with the proper set of moral rules (if it accords with the Right), and wrong otherwise. Virtue Theories : An action is right just in case it is caused by (or manifests) a virtue, and wrong if it is caused by (or manifests) a
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1/25/11 What we care about Outcomes Actions/Intentions
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1/25/11 Moral Theorizing Like scientific or mathematical theorizing Trying to systematize our thinking l Adducing principles to explain the moral
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