PPE 11:9

PPE 11:9 - A moral judgment is universal, if it is the same...

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Unformatted text preview: A moral judgment is universal, if it is the same situation- this description of “the same” can be as complicated as you wish- example – nude bathing, completely acceptable in California, but is illegal and offensive in Saudi Arabia- this has nothing to do with cultural differences Conventional- no legitimate regulation until you know what the culture is Distinctions between moralistic and moral Moralistic is judgments about what we think other people should do, except they have no basis in what is good for the other person- this exception is the distinction- example of moralistic values: intolerance of homosexuality (some people think homosexuality is just evil [depending on their basis], but for those who think it is disgusting, they are not considering what is good for the others) o Selfish – trying to impose their value on other people- The people who appose abortion, is because they are preventing harm to the fetus (thus making it moral, rather than moralistic) Moral objectivity...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course PPE 253 taught by Professor Mellers during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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PPE 11:9 - A moral judgment is universal, if it is the same...

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