11 - I Conventional morality vs critical morality a...

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I. Conventional morality vs. critical morality a. Conventional morality i. Social mores 1. Imperative character to them, like commands 2. Norms ii. Rightness, criteria iii. Empirical dimension 1. Factual aspect a. Matter of fact, that when the light turns red, people stop. iv. Mores 1. Regular pattern of behavior that people observe 2. People have taken that standard/rule to heart use it as a criterion for evaluating other peoples behavior and for their own behavior. a. People see when others violate the rule, and when they violate the rule v. Moral reasons to justify enforcing conventional morality? 1. These reasons come from another set of morality, which is called critical morality b. Critical morality i. Justify the enforcement of conventional morality 1. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” ii. Criteria that are morally authoritative because they are true 1. Acceptance isn’t required iii. What’s right and wrong is subjective to the place that you are in iv. Cultural relativism
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2011 for the course HON 213 taught by Professor Wueste during the Spring '11 term at Clemson.

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