1. Harry Dresden Morals in Question
Ethics is the branch of philosophy which studies the question of how people should act and
live. It has a focus on moral norms and there are three main theories in which morals can be
viewed under. Moral Relativ
Review for Final Exam POL 141 Governments of the World
Prepared by Dr. Adriela Fernandez
Short Answers Section:
1. What is Public Policy?
Principles which social laws are based - The study of Public Policy is grounded in the study of
politics, and politic
The Problem of Evil
Many people wonder why bad things happen to good people. What could goodhearted people on this earth possibly do to deserve such horrible things happen to them?
To answer such
Methods of Philosophy
Lecture 1 Part 2
Methods of Philosophy
Before we get into any of the areas of
philosophy, I want to help give you a toolkit
you can use to better understand the readings.
Philosophy doesnt use experiments to figure
out its questions
Philosophy of Religion Study Questions
1. Answer each of the following:
What is Socratic ignorance?
Socratic ignorance is known ignorance; which is knowing simply knowing that are
things that you dont know rather than pretending/claiming to know about
Introduction to Ethics
Whats the Point?
The previous problems are all thought experiments
Imaginary or hypothetical scenarios that illustrate a point, provoke a
particular intuition, or demonstrate a problem
Trolley problems demonstrate many things, but a
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy 110 Honors
Fall Term 2015 Purdue University
Instructor: Daniel Kelly
Teaching Assistants: Vincent Jacobson and
Philosophy of Religion
1. Answer each of the following:
Where was Dennett?
Dennetts journey into finding and experiencing where he really is was a journey that
posed many thoughts and ideas. His brain was separated from his body yet his body still
functioned as if his brain was still intact. This
Alexis: Sofia, so why do you take the view that Glaucon was correct in his theories? His premise
that people who practice justice do so to out of fear and do it involuntarily. Socrates had the
better argument, and gave forth reasons to why just
I think that my beliefs on morality before this course laid in the Moral Relativism:
Conventionalist area. I thought that morals fell within a specific culture or individual and that it
was not a universal concept. The thought of
How to Read and Write
Unit 1 Journal and Quiz due 6/19 at 11:59 PM!
If you miss the due date, the assignment will close and you will not be able to turn it in.
Dont forget to compare what youve done against the Unit Checklist.
Introductions and What is
Welcome to PHIL 110DL Intro to Philosophy
My name is Taylor Sutton, and Ill be your
instructor for the course
I am a PhD student in the
Yes, thats a terrible selfie, but
its what I have.
Discuss what you think a good explanatory theory of human beings
1. The Senate has the responsibility of legislating and maintaining food label laws with
Before I started studying this course, I was closer to the realm of moral relativism. This is
mostly because I love to travel and experience other cultures. I have studied abroad a
couple of times as well, and in my most recent study abroad program last s
Every activity aims at some good
Archery>hit the target
Architecture>build a house
Some goods are subordinate to others
A.)I gather wood to build a house.
B.)Im building a house to build a shelter
A is subordina
Philosphy was any attempt to gain any understanding of the world and our place in it
Thales= everthing is made out of water
Many disciplines start to go under the banner of science, and philosophy is whats left.
What is left?
What is the meaning
How should I act?
Any action is right or wrong independent of its consequences.
Its wrong to go through a mall and kill somebody, even if you later find out that he was
going to blow up the mall.
Prima Facie duty (d
What is the most significant thing you got out of this class? Two things come
immediately to mind, the broad spectrum of Ethics and its applications, and Aristotles great
Going way back to the day I registered for this
Who would you like to punch?
Out of the three options I would most like to punch Kant for obvious reasons. Who told him that
he had to write in the most confusing/ abstract way to be a great philosopher? I guess it worked.
Principles of morals and Legislation
Nature has placed mankind under two sovereign masters, pleasure and pain.( hedonism)
Psychological hedonism; as a matter of fact;
What motivates us is the prospect of pleasure or avoid
Pascal's Wager about God [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
9/4/09 1:27 PM
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Pascal's Wager about God
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) offers a pragmatic reason for
In order to clearly understand the theory of Functionalism, it is important to gain some insight into the mind body problem and the need for the materialist theories. The mind body problem: There are two main set of problems in the
Chaitanya Awasthi Prof. Daniel Kelly PHIL 110
THE PROBLEM OF EVIL
I would like to take the case of the Problem of Evil which says that it is a contradiction of god's existence if there is sufferings present in the world and on the basis of it claims that
According to Aristotle, what is the only good pursued for its own sake, and not for the sake
What is the function argument?
To figure out the good for man, we must know a things function.
1. Human beings have a function. And t
Study guide for final exam: Thursday, 10:20-12:20, RAWLS 2077
1. Understand the contrast between prima facie and all-things-considered duties.
Prima facie duty: At first glance
All things considered: Use your intuition to figure out all things consi
I. Bentham, Principles of Morals and Legislation
What is the Principle of Utility?
Principle of Utility: Actions are right when they produce the best balance of pleasure over
pain for the community. (The greatest number of people)
a. People often focus on the departure rather than what happens when the person
b. All of the bad parts of traveling are overshadowed by the good parts
The Memory Theory
Who are you? Many might answer this question with their name. They think its
not a hard question to answer, their name says it all or maybe where theyre from as well.