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If you violate the principle purpose of a sexual organ it is also morally permissiblefor you to engage in incest, bestiality and pedophilia. (NATURALISTIC FALLACY)___________________Thus, homosexuality leads to bestiality Naturalistic fallacy: one aspect of the naturalistic fallacy is the false idea that whatever is natural cannot be wrong SEX AND MARRIAGE
Traditional view:sex is morally permissible only within the conventional institution of marriage, which presupposes a monogamous union of a man and a woman.Nontraditional view: we should no judge the morality of sex acts by whether they fulfill a particular natural purpose THE TRADITIONAL VIEWNatural law theory: humans should guide their lives toward the goals reveled in nature and with the requirements of natural law oEx: the natural end of human sexuality is procreation, only actions with this purpose are morally permissible Teleology Tradition and Sexual MoralityTeleology: goal-basedGoodness: goal, function, or purposeThe choice of X what X is also determines GOODNESSNaturalness: that which is good is that which is grounded in human nature.Corvino: Why shouldn’t Tommy and Jimmy have sex?(1) Divine CommandTheory: 1. Time bound (homosexuality bad in the past) & enduring moral valuesLeviticus (find out what he says about Divine Command)(2) STD’s (know what Corvino has to say about this)Argument for safe sexSocial harm (know what Corvino says)(3) If everyone were homosexual, there would be no societyFalse (society does not require heterosexuality) and even if TRUE it wouldn’t show homosexuality is immoral.Naturalness, Homosexuality and Morality(4) Bestiality, Incest, etc. (Corvino’s response to this)slippery slope(5) Statistically abnormal: the majority of people are NOT homosexualthis is true(6) Not practiced by animals (know Corvino’s response to this)(7) Violates the principal purpose (know Corvino’s response)Thus, Tommy & Jimmy should have sex.Deontological Ethics:judges the morality of an action based on the action’s adherence to a rule or set of rules. Midterm Essay~ What is Singer’s Solution to World Poverty? Do you agree with Peter Singer?Utilitarianism claims that we should do what’s best for the greatest number. Incomparison, Singer’s Solution to World Poverty directly creates this link to ourawareness that as a society, we should do what’s best for the majority because of the
benefits that can result from it. Thus, Singer’s Solution to World Poverty argues that our“ordinary patterns of spending money on ourselves are immoral.” What does this mean tous?Today’s society is overly dependent on materialistic items that are soon to be replacedby better and more advanced technology. We are so grossly invested in our money that asa species we’ve lost the true purpose of cherishing and appreciating what we have whichshould be what we essentially need, not want. Singer’s solution demonstrates that as