Lecture_13_morality_and_impartiality_ACE

Lecture_13_morality_and_impartiality_ACE - Morality and...

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Morality and impartiality Lecture 13: June 23 rd , 2009
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Note about the readings Thursday: covering Rachels. We will skip over the discussion on cloning unless, at the end of term, we have time to cover it. Next week, start on poverty
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Partiality Two people are in a burning building. One of them is a family member. You can only save one person. Both of them would take the same amount of effort to save. Is it permissible to save your family member because he is a member of your family?
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Partiality Two people are in a burning building. One of them is a family member. You can only save one person. Both of them would take the same amount of effort to save. Is it permissible to save your family member because he is a member of your family? Two people are in a burning building. One of them is someone that you really dislike. You can only save one person. Both of them would take the same amount of effort? Is it permissible to save the one person because you don’t like the other person?
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Partiality and impartiality Partiality Fits with common sense We do think it is acceptable to treat our family and friends differently from the way that we treat strangers. Does leave room for prejudice What if I care more about women than men? Impartiality Emphasis on equality Immune to prejudice Can be dispassionate, indifferent, and demanding
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Different ways of understanding impartiality A is impartial in respect R with regard to group G if and only if A’s actions in respect R are not influenced at all by which member(s) of G are benefited or harmed by these actions. Is there a way to understand impartiality, that would allow us
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PHIL 125 taught by Professor Bb during the Spring '11 term at University of Warsaw.

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