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Unformatted text preview: • Categorical Imperative o Act on the maxim which you wish to become a universal law(murder, lie) No exceptions o How is this different from golden rule? o Personal examples? Talking without the facts (Handicapped Police story) Ethics Principles • Utility (John Stuart Mill) • Seek the greatest happiness for the greatest number • How might this conflict with a categorical imperative? • Personal examples? • Pragmatic Ethics o The ends justify the means o Who uses this principle most? (lawyers, military destruction of nazi Germany) o Personal examples (newscrop hacking voicemails) (fake cancer) • Situational ethics – “it depends” o Moral principles are relative to the situation o Opposite of imperative o Personal examples? (cederfest shit)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course TC 101 taught by Professor Weng during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08