Lecture17.ppt

Lecture17.ppt - Moral Claims Are True Or False In The Same...

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ETHICS The Importance Of Careful Reasoning Consequences Of Bad Ethical Thought Two Critical Questions: 1. What Is The Scope Of Ethical Principles? Is Some Form Of Relativism Correct? 2. What Is The Justification For Ethical Principles? What Ultimately Makes An Act Right Or Wrong?
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Important Distinctions To Bear In Mind: Morally Permissible vs. Morally Forbidden vs. Morally Obligatory Legal vs. Moral Particular Moral Judgments vs. General Moral Principles
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MORAL OBJECTIVISM VS. SUBJECTIVISM Objectivism The Moral Status Of An Action Is Completely Objective: Conflictive Views Cannot All Be Right Not Dependent Upon Attitudes, Preferences or Culture Moral Claims Are True Or False In The Same Sense As Scientific Claims Subjectivism The Moral Status Of An Action Is Not Completely Objective: Conflicting Views Can All Be Right Depends On Attitudes, Preferences Or Culture
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Unformatted text preview: Moral Claims Are True Or False In The Same Sense In Which Fashion Claims Are True Or False A Popular Form Of Subjectivism: Cultural Relativism The Cultural Differences Argument: 1. Different Cultures Have Different Moral Codes Appeal To Famous Cases 2. Therefore, There Are No Objective, Universal, Culturally Independent Facts Or Considerations Which Determine The Truth Or Falsehood Of Different Moral Claims Problems With The Cultural Differences Argument Extreme Consequences Of Relativism: Cant Justify Criticizing Other Societies Cant Justify Criticizing Aspects Of Our Own Society No Such Thing As Cultural Progress Sometimes Used In Self-Refuting Manner Argument Is Invalid Rethinking The First Premise Necessary Conditions For Societies...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course PHIL 10100 taught by Professor David during the Fall '08 term at Notre Dame.

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