Phil 164-12 - Phil16412 15:16...

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Phil 164 - 12 15:16 A moral principle will justify a particular case.  Maybe we haven’t thought about how to formulate this principle, but we follow it. Don’t  we want some reason for us to do what we want.  What justifies them? Particular judgments about normative ethics.  Reflective equilibrium – we revise a principle of our judgments until we go back and  forth enough times that an equilibrium is reached “process by which once you see, you can’t do anything else but this” We start where we are – the particular moral judgments that we have in a particular  case Upon reflecting, I try and formulate a principle why this act is morally wrong. I want it to  give me the right verdict when applied to a multitude of cases. It delivers either right or wrong. If there is a particular issue that brings up one of these  results we can: Change the principle
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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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