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11 ONTOLOGY What can we know and understand? What is the ultimate nature of reality? MORALS A SeUVRQ·V personal principles regarding right and wrong EPISTEMOLOGY How will we know when we know it? ETHICS The rules provided by an external source, such as codes of conduct Branches of Philosophy
REMARK 1 : THIS IS A COURSE ON MORAL PHILOSOPHY ² NOT ETHICS. 12
13 ONTOLOGY What can we know and understand? What is the ultimate nature of reality? MORALS A SeUVRQ·V personal principles regarding right and wrong EPISTEMOLOGY How will we know when we know it? ETHICS The rules provided by an external source, such as codes of conduct Branches of Philosophy
14 R EMARK 2 : T HE T WO C ULTURES OF A CADEMIA
15 R EMARK 2 : A TTENTION MUST BE PAID TO HOW ONE OBTAINS KNOWLEDGE OF MORALITY SCIENCE VS . IDEOLOGY .
Two extreme points of view: 1. Blind optimism (technology will solve everything), 2. Blind pessimism (technology will be our demise).

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