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Unformatted text preview: EATING RIGHT: THE ETHICS OF FOOD CHOICES AND FOOD POLICY February 23, 2011 Moral Theory, Part 2 Plan for Today: • Admin stuff • Consequentialism & Non- consequentialism review • Moral terms and concepts • Application to food • Closer look at the arguments against consequentialism • Closer look at non- consequentialism Admin Stuff: Posters • Presentations start March 2. • No short assignments next two weeks while we’re doing posters. • Week you’re not presenting, you’ll Fll in a questionaire on the posters others are presenting, which will count as a short assignment. Admin Stuff: Posters • No short assignments next two weeks while we’re doing posters. • Week you’re not presenting, you’ll Fll in a questionaire on the posters others are presenting, which will count as a short assignment. Admin Stuff: Short Assignments • Short assignment #4 (presenting an objection to an argument) due tonight, 2/25. Point out: Idea behind these is writing the bits of a paper before you have to string them together. Admin Stuff: Public Lecture & Extra Credit • “Global Poverty: Why Should We Care and What Should We Do About It” • 8pm-9:30pm • Cook Campus Center, Multipurpose room (59 Biel Rd) Another important case of moral thinking applied to a real-world topic. Temkin: RU Philosophy, major Fgure in the literature on this stu f . Talking about why we should care. Ord: Philosopher at Oxford, founded Giving What We Can, charitable organization which just established a chapter here at RU. Talking about what we should do about it. Admin Stuff: Public Lecture & Extra Credit • Available extra credit: • Go to the lecture, extract an argument from Temkin or Ord, say what it is, say whether you think it succeeds and why/why not (in a page or two). • Due Friday March 4. Another important case of moral thinking applied to a real-world topic. Temkin: RU Philosophy, major Fgure in the literature on this stu f . Talking about why we should care. Ord: Philosopher at Oxford, founded Giving What We Can, charitable organization which just established a chapter here at RU. Talking about what we should do about it. Micro-Quiz How convincing do you fnd argument against utilitarianism based on the Chopping Up Chuck case? (All answers will be counted as correct) A) I’m completely convinced - this kind of argument shows that utilitarianism can’t possibly be right. B) This kind of argument makes me worried about the prospects for utilitarianism, but I’m not completely convinced yet. C) I think the utilitarian’s probably got a good response to this kind of argument, but I’m still a little worried. D) I’m completely unmoved - I don’t think this kind of argument has any force at all against the right kind of utilitarian theory....
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 252 taught by Professor Egan during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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