o2 - extrinsically good? The Goal of Axiology (cont’d) A...

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The difference between NE and AE NE : What features make an action right or wrong? AE : Do certain acts, in actual cases, have those features? Q: (1) If we all agree that morality is whatever produces the best consequences but disagree about whether the death penalty produces the best consequences, and (2)If we agree that slavery is wrong but disagree about why it is wrong, then is our disagreement a matter of NE or AE?
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The Goal of Axiology 1. Axiology studies what makes things good (=have value) or bad (have disvalue). 2. A distinction is made between: Intrinsic good: good in and of itself ( inherently good) Extrinsic good: good because it can be used to obtain other things that are good ( instrumentally good). Much of axiology investigates what is intrinsically good: pleasure? knowledge? friendship? love? Q: Is there anything that is both intrinsically and
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Unformatted text preview: extrinsically good? The Goal of Axiology (cont’d) A distinction can also be made between things that are intrinsically bad or extrinsically bad. Q: Is there anything that is both intrinsically and extrinsically bad? Both intrinsically good but extrinsically bad? Both intrinsically bad but extrinsically good? The Goal of the NE of Behavior 1. Primary question: What makes actions right or wrong? 2. Most theories focus on the conditions under which an action is morally right or morally wrong. 3. The primary words used are interconnected: a) An action is right iff it is morally permissible, allowable, or acceptable from the point of view of morality. b) By definition, a morally wrong action is one that is not morally right. c) By definition, a morally obligatory action is that it is morally wrong not to do....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PHIL 111 taught by Professor Kain during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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