Ethics - Ross's Ethical Theory

Ethics - Ross's Ethical Theory - Rosss Ethical Theory 1....

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Ross’s Ethical Theory 1. The concept of a PF (prima facie) Duty. Pf duty defined in terms of actual duty a. Intuitive explanation. b. Strict (more precise) definition. (You should know this.) If an act is a PF duty, then it is one's actual duty unless it conflicts with some other more important or equally important PF duty (duties) 2. List of PF duties. 3. How to apply R's theory. a. List alternative courses of action b. is any a pf duty? 3 Possibilities: i) None of the alternative actions is a PF duty. ii) Only one is a PF duty. iii)More than one is a PF duty. 4. What to do in the case of a conflict of duties? 5. Ross and Utilitarianism 6. Ross and Utilitarianism on lying 7. Ross on the Basis of moral knowledge Determine whether the following argument is valid or invalid - if invalid supply an additional premise or premises to make it valid. a. Zofia Kukla lied to the German soldiers and told them that no one was hiding on her farm. b. There is a prima facie duty not to lie.
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course PHIL 181 taught by Professor Thomascarson during the Spring '10 term at Loyola Chicago.

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