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Unformatted text preview: Phil 164-8 15:14 “Love your neighbor as yourself…” – morally obligated to do so You answered rightly, ok, we’ll ok who’s my neighbor. Who was the neighbor to the person beaten? The Samaritan. He was a despised mix-breed, love him, that guy is acting neighborly. Love exists outside morality, love bids us to come closer to another. Are you required morally to incur such costs? If we have a duty to love, it seems that we have a duty or obligation to all of our acts. There’s nothing beyond one’s duty, so there’s no room for supererogatory acts. Give an account that makes sense that accounts for the commandment but makes sense for the supererogatory act. Khan – an act is only moral if it is performed solely out of reverence for the moral law Meta ethics – it’s a study about ethics, so we can have a theory and a theory about a...
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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).
- Fall '07