Lecture 4 Medlin - September21 Psychological Descriptive...

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September 21
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Psychological Descriptive Interpretive Ethical Normative Independent of PE
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Hobbes:  Nature/Self-preservation Altruism self-defeating Value of individual life Egoism includes morality
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1. Universal and individual egoism Ethical egoism cannot be preached Telling others to be egoists is not  moral  advice 1. Hypothetical and categorical egoism Hypothetical egoism is not really egoism Categorical egoism = universal The egoist’s response Medlin’s rejoinder:  ends vs. means 
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top        AND and I want Tom to come out on  top        AND  and I want Dick to come out on  top       AND and. ...” I don’t care about Tom, Dick,  Harry. ... and I don’t care myself, Dick,  Harry. ... and I don’t care about myself,  Tom, Harry. ... and.
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PHL 275 taught by Professor Laurenb. during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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Lecture 4 Medlin - September21 Psychological Descriptive...

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