2_7_2008 - 2/7/2008 Virtue ethics- goodness of value/person...

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Virtue ethics- goodness of value/person Consequentialist ethics- goodness of consequences. Obligation defined in terms of consequence Egoism- Utilitarianism- Folk Based practice consequencialism Divine Command theory- God’s will Kantian/Duty ethics- categorical imparity Divine Command Theory 2 notions concerning god and his place Solely in terms of god’s will Defines rightness/ wrongness as distinct from god’s will. God’s will is absolute- he defines and decides how we act/conduct our lives. Is it universal (application to each and every human being?) This theory DOES NOT PASS THAT TEST o This is because no everyone believes god exist. Don’t steal, don’t murder, don’t lie… incorporated in most approaches to ethics. Main premise is that one HAS TO BELIEVE IN GOD . Is belief in God and his existence justified? Most philosophers reject this theory on the grounds that belief in God/gods/goddesses is not justified. How do we determine whether or not something exists?
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