1.12.12 - 1/12/2012 Intro to Ethics: 1. Ethics: ethos means...

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1/12/2012 Intro to Ethics: 1. Ethics: “ethos” means character a. Good vs bad b. Honor vs dishonor c. Courage vs coward 2. Utilitarianism a. Ethics theory that illustrates the fundamental importance of human happiness a.i. The point to prevent unhappiness a.ii. Create happiness for yourself and others a.iii. CH1-6 para a.iv. CH2- 5 para a.v. CH5- 38 para b. Mill was a 19 century philosopher, son to James Mill another philosopher friends with Bentham c. Jeremy Bentham- founder of Utilitarianism c.i. Sought to make happiness available to all c.ii. 1 st to make this concept the center/core of his enterprise c.iii. Opposed the natural law idea which says that somehow there was a law writing into nature that tells us what is right or wrong c.iii.1. Disagreed promote happiness instead c.iv. Hated the English law and suggested a radical law change to promote happiness c.v. Using this idea of happiness thought that we could sweep away ideas such as: c.v.1. Divine right of kings c.v.2. Duties to the betters/ sovereigns
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course PHIL 111 taught by Professor Jean during the Spring '06 term at Cal Poly.

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1.12.12 - 1/12/2012 Intro to Ethics: 1. Ethics: ethos means...

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