Unformatted text preview: “ought” refers to value judgments; Hume claimed that “for any theory to be rational, it has to be based on facts;” however, ethics is concerned with values not facts t Let’s say u witness a murder. U observe these facts: the blood of the victim, the look in the eyes of the murderer, even things about urself like how upset u felt; however, can observe that murder is wrong? No, how can u observe an “ought not,” or even an “ought”? t Now, we have laws against murder but that does not mean that murder is wrong just that a society is strongly against it. t “Ought” is of the sentiments/feeling. The victim & the witnessed may have been very upset by the murder but the murder may have very well enjoyed it. t If u accept this theory, that there is no right answer, then ethics would be a waste of time....
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY PHI2600 taught by Professor Siegmann during the Spring '11 term at FIU.
- Spring '11