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Unformatted text preview: out God from morals.- Morality is no longer to be understood as faithfulness to divine code. b. Euthanasia i. Get in groups of 3 – come up with 2 alternatives for euthanasia. 1. in our society- intention of killing is always wrong. ii. Should we always be excused from pain iii. What would God say. iv. Do laws make the ethics or ethics make the laws? c. Animals i. Possibly not wrong to kill animals but what about being cruel to them. ii. Animals are not rational, cannot speak, and are not human and so their interests are outside the sphere of moral concern. 1. What is the most important thing from a Utilitarian perspective? (experience pain or pleasure) 2. Are humans and animals equally entitled to moral concern. 3. Are animals and humans really equals? a. We derive pleasures differently- we can enjoy math and the like. 4. What was the point of the experiment 5. slaughterhouse example....
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- Spring '12
- Ethics , Jeremy Bentham, Utilitarian Approach I., Moral Philosophy Ch