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Unformatted text preview: Freedom vs. Determinism-are human free?-Determinism – caused by forces beyond our control to act as we do-Usually because of heredity (our Genes) % environment -Free will- ability to choose & act as one chooses (control is in our power) Freedom-what is human freedom?-Free will / positive freedom / free “to” o Ability to choose & act as one chooses (control is in our power)-Negative freedom / free “from” o To act without constraint or coercion Ethics-genus – philosophical study-difference – ask & answers-what is the correct way to act (morality) and -what is a good human life (values)?-Descartes’ metaphorical tree – fruit of philosophy Objectives vs Subjectives-objectives – the same morals & values for all-ethical position of natural moral law subjective – each person or society determines her/his own morals & values ethical position of ethical relativism...
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This document was uploaded on 03/06/2011.
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