Lecture 9--Deontology-Kant_s Ethics _CTools_

Lecture 9--Deontology-Kant_s Ethics _CTools_ - Theory n...

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More Worries About Ross’  Theory n Objection 1: Too Much Trust of Intuitions;  in Past Intuitions have gone wrong E.g. prejudice § Ross’s response: But that is in particular cases; I am  suggesting that we trust our intuitions only about the  general duties themselves – e.g. that we have a duty  to keep promises, to help others, to avoid harming  others, etc.
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More Worries About the Theory n Objection 2: Worry About Intuitionism as a  View of Moral Epistemology Is morality really like math? Kantianism and Contractualism will offer a  different (more plausible?) explanation of how  we know what is right and wrong
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More Worries About the Theory n Objection 3: Ross’s Theory Is Incomplete Ross’s view doesn’t give us a decision-procedure;  it does not tell us how to determine what to do in  actual cases in which duties conflict § But, Ross will point out, the more plausible versions of  consequentialism do not offer a decision procedure  either. Recall, Railton denies that consequentialism is intended as a  decision procedure Ross points out that pluralistic consequentialism can’t tell us  how to trade off 5 unites of beauty vs pleasure vs fairness
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More Worries About the Theory n Objection 4 (from the consequentialists):  Consequentialism Can Do Everything  Ross’s Duties Can Do Ross keeps claiming that consequentialists can’t  account for what is special about having made a  promise, but it’s not clear that this is true
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Deontology:  Kantian Ethics Lecture 9: Thursday, 3rd February
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Families of Moral Theories
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The Good Will n Unlike consequentialists, Kant focuses on  reasons/motives, rather than consequences Kant holds that the only thing good in itself is 
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Lecture 9--Deontology-Kant_s Ethics _CTools_ - Theory n...

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