January 23rd Lecture Notes

January 23rd Lecture Notes - Current Moral Problems Lecture...

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Critical Analyses of Arguments Against Homosexuality John Corvino: “Why Shouldn’t Tommy and Jim Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality” The “Unnaturalness Argument” 1. Homosexuality is unnatural. 2. Everything unnatural is immoral. 3. Therefore, homosexuality is immoral. Two Questions About the Argument Is the argument logically valid? If  the two premises are true, is it logically possible for the conclusion to be false? Are the two premises true? What Does It Mean to Say That Something Is “Unnatural”? Senses of “unnatural:” Unusual or abnormal Not practiced by other animals Doesn’t proceed from innate desires Violates an organ’s principal purpose Disgusting or offensive Unusual or Abnormal Premise #1: Is homosexuality unusual or (statistically) abnormal? Premise #2: Is everything uncommon or unusual immoral?
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