Overview - Two Imperatives LIFE IS SACRED AND SHOULD BE...

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Two Imperatives LIFE IS SACRED AND SHOULD BE PROTECTED SUFFERING, ONCE DETECTED, SHOULD BE ALLEVIATED
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Central Question HOW DO WE GO ABOUT JUSTIFYING THE VIOLATION OF THESE DEEPLY IMPORTANT, PERHAPS UNIVERSAL, MORAL IMPERATIVES, WHILE HOLDING TIGHTLY TO THEIR IMPORTANCE?
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Short Answer With empathy and logic we draw boundaries and we resolve dilemmas. From time to time science, technology, and crystallizing events disturb, clarify, and inform existing understandings. New resolutions of dilemmas and definitions of life’s protective boundaries are called for. In this manner moral systems evolve. They do so along a jagged and often contentious path.
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A Moral System Evolves: Examples EUGENICS ABORTION NEONATAL CARE ASSISTED SUICIDE LYNCHING AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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Life: Eugenics CHARLES DARWIN AND EVOLUTION OF SOCIETY SOME PEOPLE ARE LESS WORTHY OF PROTECTION AND SUPPORT THAN OTHERS -- PARASITES AND USELESS EATERS
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2011 for the course UGS 303 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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Overview - Two Imperatives LIFE IS SACRED AND SHOULD BE...

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