Philosophy 101 Notes

Philosophy 101 Notes - Philosophy 101 Notes 3/20/2008...

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Philosophy 101 Notes 3/20/2008 Kantian Ethics Categorical Imperative - believes morality is CI - Ex. You ought not to smoke Hypothetical Imperative - Ex. If you want to improve your lung health, you ought not to smoke The Formula of Universal Law (FUL) Vellman Suicide – lecture Drug Taking (pleasure to be gained vs. pain to be avoided) - getting an extreme high from a drug and dieing 5 minutes later - hedonist consequentialist 1) is the high more good than not taking it and continuing to live - autonomy-based analysis 1) - Kantian 1) there is something morally wrong about trading a really good feeling for your life 2) irrationality of the trade – a person’s life has infinite value while pleasure or pain has finite value 3) Philosophy 101 3/27/08 Velleman Argument (The Philosophers’ Belief) 1) A person has a right make his own life shorter in order to make it better. 2) There’s a presumption in favor of deferring to a person’s own judgment of the question of 1
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor Rosenkoetter during the Spring '08 term at Sewanee.

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