9.5.2007 Actions consequences and the good

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Unformatted text preview: Actions, Consequences, and The Good Two cases What are actions? Consequences of actions Consequentialism The Good From last time Argument practice (everybody feel good here?) Moral arguments- Must have a moral principle as a premise.- Must have a moral claim as a conclusion. Evaluation of (moral) arguments- Everything we read will have an argument.- But not everything we grade will. Chairman 1 The vice-president of a company went to the chairman of the board and said, We are thinking of starting a new program. It will help us increase profits for this years balance sheet, but in ten years it will start to harm the environment. The chairman answered, I dont care at all about harming the environment. I just want to make as much profit for this years balance sheet as I can. Lets start the new program. They started the new program. Sure enough, ten years later, the environment started to be harmed. Chairman 2 The vice-president of a company went...
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