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ADVANCE INFORMATION ON FINAL EXAM PHILOSOPHY 13 FALL, 2007 The final exam for this course will take place on Friday, December 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in CSB 002 (our regular classroom). The final exam will comprehend all course materials (required readings, lectures, and handouts) but will emphasize the material covered after the midterm exam. No use of books or notes will be permitted at any time during the final exam. The final exam counts for 40 per cent of your overall course grade. (If you are enrolled in this course on a Pass/Not Pass basis, you must earn a C- or better grade on the final exam in order to get a Pass grade in the course, with one exception: If you have an A- or better average grade going into the final, you have earned a Pass grade and you are not required to take the final exam. Check with your TA on this.) The first hour and a half of the exam will consist of short-answer questions testing comprehension of course readings. You will have some choice as to what questions to answer. The final hour and a half of the exam will consist of four essay questions drawn from the list of eight questions that begins toward the bottom of this page. Four questions from this list will be posed on the actual exam, and you will be asked to answer two questions. The short-answer section of the final exam counts for one-half of your exam grade and the essay section for one-half. ESSAY QUESTIONS. On the actual final you will be asked to answer one A question and one B question. A1. In his essay “Moral Luck” Thomas Nagel writes, “Kant believed that good or bad luck should influence neither our moral judgment of a person and his actions, nor his moral assessment of himself.” Call the position Nagel attributes to Kant the no-moral luck thesis. What conditions must be satisfied for an act a person performs to have moral worth according to (a) Kant’s account in section I of the Groundwork and Nomy Arpaly’s account in her essay “Moral Worth.” Are (a) Kant’s account of moral worth and (b) Arpaly’s account compatible with the no-moral-luck
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course PHIL 13 taught by Professor Arneson during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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