9.19.2007 Ross style deontology

9.19.2007 Ross style deontology - A Flavor of deontology...

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A Flavor of deontology Intuitionism Ross' 6 underived duties Prima Facie Duties Examples
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From Last Time Distinction between consequentialism and deontology Derived v. underived reasons Agent relative v. agent neutral reasons Two areas with underived, agent neutral reasons - Special relations - options
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Intuitionism When we think carefully about our “moral experience” we find that we simply have some duties to do some things. - Go ahead and do it - Here's a couple: the duty to tell the truth, the duty to not harm others, the duty to keep promises. These duties are all distinct and underived and we know them because they are self-evident. That is, just understanding what they are is enough to know that, all things being equal, we should act accordingly.
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Ross Style Deontology W.D. Ross thinks there are (approximately) 6 underived duties. - (1) Duties based on previous acts (1a) fidelity (1b) reparation - (2) Duties of gratitude - (3) Duties of justice
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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9.19.2007 Ross style deontology - A Flavor of deontology...

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