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Intro to Ethics 8.31.11

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Intro to Ethics 8/31/11 [email protected] Moral judgments are evaluative and/or normative and categorical. Evaluative – claims about something being god or bad/evil Normative – claims about how thins should be Descriptive – claims about how things are Hypothetical imperatives Categorical imperatives – independent of desire (evaluative/ normative) What makes a moral judgment true? Metaphysical aspect: what fact in the world makes it true that for example, murder is
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Unformatted text preview: wrong? Epistemological aspect: how do we figure out what’s right or wrong How far do our moral duties extend? Rational beings? Sentient being? Unborn? What rights do we have and what determines them? What does it mean to be a good person? – (Virtue) How does one become a good person? – (Virtue)...
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