Lecture 2 Parfit - S implausible implausibl e Summativ e...

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Wait list Website and lecture slides Texts - coursepack back-up Office hours: Wednesday 10:30-12:00 or by appointment Jackman Humanities Building 425 Lauren.bialystok@utoronto.ca Tutorials start NEXT WEEK (Friday, Sept. 23)
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Psychological Egoism: humans can only act from self-regarding motives Ethical Egoism: humans should only act from self-regarding motives P.E. E.E. - (E.E. P.E.) Hobbes: Content vs. strategy Self-interest without egoism
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HEDONIS M DESIRE- FULFILME NT OBJECTI VE LIST NARRO W PREFE R- ENCE UNRESTR IC-TED SUCCES S implausible implausibl e
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“What you don’t know can’t hurt you” Nothing bad can happen to you when you’re dead Alternatives Summative vs. Global perspectives Challenges grass man secret sadist
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HEDONIS M DESIRE- FULFILME NT OBJECTI VE LIST NARRO W PREFE R- ENCE UNRESTR IC-TED SUCCES
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Unformatted text preview: S implausible implausibl e Summativ e Summativ e Global Global implausible implausibl e Can we be wrong about what is in our self-interest? False consciousness Pleasure, pain, and preferences: irreducibly subjective Objective List Theories: objective but also subjective Is self-interest objective or subjective? Self-interest and ethics Parfits proposal: hedonism + objective list HEDONIS M DESIRE-FULFILME NT OBJECTI VE LIST NARRO W PREFE R-ENCE UNRESTR IC-TED SUCCES S implausible implausibl e Summativ e Summativ e Global Global implausible implausibl e Feminist ethics Communitarian ethics For next week: Read Hobbes (second reading in Coursepack) Does everyone naturally value their own self-preservation over everything else?...
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