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Final Exam Study Guide Part 1: Blue book chs. 15, 19-21 Yellow book chs. 22-24, 29, 38 Ethical Theory: The Fundamentals of Ethics Ethical Pluralism and Absolute Moral Rules (ch. 15) 1. What is moral absolutism ? What are some considerations in favor of the view that no moral rules are absolute? (think of the trolley and transplant cases) 2. Doctrine of Double Effect (DDE) a. What is the DDE? b. How is the DDE supposed to help the moral absolutist argue against act consequentialism? (Imagine that the absolutist would like to maintain that it is wrong to sacrifice the one to save the five in the hospital case, but not wrong to sacrifice the one to save the five in the trolley case) c. The plausibility of the DDE depends in part on its ability to distinguish intention from foresight in the right way . How is this a problem? 3. Doctrine of Doing and Allowing (DDA) a. What is the DDA? b. How is the DDA supposed to help the moral absolutist? c. What is one problem for the DDA? Meta-ethics (ch.19-21) 1. Ethical Objectivity: 2. Ethical Skepticism: 3. Ethical Nihilism: 4. Expressivism:
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Final Exam Study Guide Part 1: Blue book chs. 15, 19-21 Yellow book chs. 22-24, 29, 38 5.
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