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10-18-11 - measureable predictable natural processes. In...

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Morality and Self Interest Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:34 PM Virtues (Excellences): Wisdom Courage Temperance Justice Goods (Values - that result from these virtues): Wealth Health Honor Friends Pleasure Virtue Questions raised by ethicists: What good is a virtue What makes a good - good What's the relation between virtues and goods What makes a person good What should one's dominant values be? Aristotle's three lives: Gratification, Political, Study Two Criteria for an account of the The Good: Ultimateness: being desirable for its own sake rather than for the sake of something else Independence: being enough when isolated to make life desirable and lacking in nothing The point of my argument was that humans do not make their own decions but are instead controlled by
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Unformatted text preview: measureable predictable natural processes. In addition, the idea of 'self' - of what we mean when we say "I am" is inseperable from the brain. There is no experience outside of what happens in the brain. Your first two premises don't really support the conclusion (how does the fact that humans have brains responsible for thoughts and actions mean that we have control over those thoughts and actions) and the third premise is simply a definition of free will. Pasted from < https://sakai.unc.edu/library/editor/FCKeditor/editor/fckeditor.html?InstanceName=dfCompose %3Adf_compose_body_inputRichText&Toolbar=Default >...
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