01_31_08 - literally. We modify our rules with research and...

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Phil140 Ethics- what are they? What is right to do/Morally obliged to do/ what is permissible Obligatory vs. permissible…. Permissible means its ok to have it, obligatory means it can never happen or it has to happen. Actions Actions Ethics are concerned with our daily actions. Descriptive ethics- Prescriptive ethics- Philosophy starts here Normative ethics- Beliefs are often stated as rules. I.e. Do Not Kill, Do Not Lie, Do Not Steal etc. Rules are nothing more than shorthand abbreviations of extremely complicated practices/ways of behavior, which originated prior to the abbreviations. All can not be taken
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Unformatted text preview: literally. We modify our rules with research and science there are always exceptions. All of these rules are subject to the question why. Philosophy is about justification. God is a copout, reasoning without justification. ^^^Divine command approach, way of justifying ethics ^^^ Essence- necessary and sufficient conditions Doing what a thing is meant to do or be, Its virtue is to do it well. This combination is to be virtuous. Other virtues include courage, Theory- virtue ethics. Duty Ethics-...
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