Phil 164-6 - Phil 164-6 15:13 The task of normative ethics...

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Unformatted text preview: Phil 164-6 15:13 The task of normative ethics is using purely necessary and sufficient conditions for what a morally right act is: An act is morally right if and only if _________________ (An act is morally right if [an act has property phi], and only if [an act has property phi] Types of Moral Theory: Divine command theory A morally right act is an act that the Gods approve of. Cost benefit analysis, every theory has its problems, every theory has its virtues Discourse by Plato prosecution of his father for beating his own servant. Socrates is stunned that Euthyphro is prosecuting his own father. Euthyphro claims that divine command theory is true. Socrates does Gods command make it morally right or does God command it makes it morally right. Divine command theory: Gods nature is such so that he would never command us to do...
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course PHIL 164 taught by Professor Doviak during the Fall '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Phil 164-6 - Phil 164-6 15:13 The task of normative ethics...

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