PHIL 120 - Study Guide #2

PHIL 120 - Study Guide #2 - Reasons to study ethics: 1. To...

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Reasons to study ethics: 1. To search for principles that withstand the challenges of the skeptic and cultural relativist 2. To search for a method to help us make good ethical decisions 3. To determine whether the ancient Greek were correct about leading an ethical good life and human happiness Technical Rationality: To do with practical or technical stuff Ex. Building houses, curing diseases To bring about a certain end Value Rationality: We have the rational to think of human value Major difficulties of value rationality: You can involve or solve technical rationality by yourself. But for value rationality, it is derived by social dialogue and communication. It belongs to social nature and cannot be gained individually or by ourselves. Major obstacles of value rationality: 1. Cultural relativism and skepticism 2. Subjectivity (form of relativism) We are products of our own society and historic time. Who we are determines what we know. Froid claimed that what we think is true is shake by our conscience, wishes &
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PHIL 120 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Diablo Valley College.

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PHIL 120 - Study Guide #2 - Reasons to study ethics: 1. To...

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