The Standard Argument Against Abortion:
A fetus (embryo, conceptus) is a person.
If a fetus (embryo, conceptus) is a person, then it has a right to life.
If a fetus (embryo, conceptus) has a right to life, then abortion is morally wr
PHIL 24: Ethics (Fall, 2013)
Paper 1: Relativism and Religiously Based Ethical Theories
5 pp/1200 words (1500 words absolute max)
In class, Wednesday, 10/2/13. Please do not submit it through Trunk
Hard copy; typed (readable font styl
PHIL 24: Ethics (Paper 2)
Utilitarianism: Some Suggested Topics
Length: 5 pp/1200 words (1500 words absolute max)
Due date: Monday, 10/21/13-Hard Copy (in class). Do not submit through Trunk
These are only suggestions. Dont worry if you have space onl
In philosophy, as in e.g. science and history, we aim to tell the truth. But to
establish the truth of our claims we cannot do experiments (as we can in science), nor
can we appeal to documents, relics etc. (as we can in history). All we have
Something is intrinsically good if and only if it is good per se, good in and
of itself, good regardless of its effects or consequences.
Something is extrinsically good if and only
JOHN STUART MILL
Longmans, Green, and Co.
A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Unive
PRINCIPLES OF THE
METAPHYSIC OF MORALS
Translated by Thomas Kingsmill Abbott
A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant, trans. Thomas Kingsmill