Moral and Political Philosophy

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Moral and Political Philosophy Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:47 AM Debates about Equality. 1. In 1969 Arthur Jensen made claims about intelligence, IQ and equality that were later Defended in The Bell Curve. 2. The view can be summarized as follows: 3. IQ tests measure innate intelligence 4. Innate intelligence is 40 to 80% biologically inherited. 5. IQ scores highly correlate with economic success social status and academic success 6. Efforts to alter IQ scores through remedial education and training are largely unsuccessful 7. Some social stratification by IQ is inevitable. 8. Stratification by IQ ought not to be reformed or altered. These theses are empirical claims and are not in themselves a moral argument. We would need Some moral principal to reach a moral conclusion. They do not tell us what we ought to do or ought not to do in a moral standpoint. The moral concept of equality does not require actual equality either mentally or physically. Wassertrom's Conclusions
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course PHI 1460 taught by Professor D'amico during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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