RQ01-Adler - Reading Questions #1 Mortimer Adler Moral...

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Reading Questions #1 Mortimer Adler – “Moral Values” 1. Adler poses the question about whether there is a 'moral philosophy' that does not seek knowledge 'of reality' but instead is 'concerned with 'moral values'. What does this way of putting the question suggest about the relationship between moral values and reality? Is it fair to characterize the relationship this way right away? (108) 2. Describe the two viewpoints regarding whether moral philosophy includes knowledge. (109) 3. For Adler, in what way are both of these groups 'dogmatic'? (110) 4. Explain Adler's terms, 'subjective,' 'relative,' objective' and 'absolute'. (110-111) 5. What, for Adler, is the philosophical mistake he wants to address? What does this tell us about his view about moral values? (111) 6. What does Adler think about his own view, in opposition to those who hold his view dogmatically? (111) 7. What is hedonism? (112) 8. What is Adler's argument that pleasure cannot be the only good. Is it a sound argument? What might be said in response? Could someone who thinks that the
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHIL 203 taught by Professor Errinclark during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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RQ01-Adler - Reading Questions #1 Mortimer Adler Moral...

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