Lecture Notes February 11, 2016-02-11
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Who or what has a right to life? One answer: Sentient beings, or
beings that can experience pain, like animals, and only animals.
This view is often held by Vegetaria
1. We saw in class how you can define "morally permissible" and "morally
required" in terms of "morally wrong". Now do the following:
(a) Define "morally wrong" and "morally required" in terms of "morally
Formula 1: A
Step 1: Identify one argument made by a candidate during the presidential
debate. None of the arguments that the candidates make are likely to be
made in premiseconclusion form; they almost certainly will not be
deductively valid; instead, they will likel
For each of the following kinds of argument, give a three-line argument of this kind for the
conclusion "Barack Obama is an orthodentist"-or, if it's impossible to give such an argument,
explain why it's impossible. (In each case,
Attendance sheets are being passed around. There is no adequate system. God is dead, etc.
Weve been talking about killing. Last class we discussed killing animals. Today well talk about
Suppose we wanted to argue that abortion, the killi
Lecture Notes 04.28.16
Lets talk about bathrooms again.
Consider three scenarios
(1) Somebody passes a law that says everyone must use bathrooms
corresponding to their biological sex
Everybody thinks (1) is incorrect. How can we explain thi
Rules of Attendance Sheet Hot Potato
(1) Pass the attendance sheet on.
a. It will start in the back left.
b. It should end in the front right.
c. Make sure everyone in your columns (there are three) row has signed the sheet
before passing it forward or ba
Lecture Notes 03.10.16
Joe isnt here, but we are still passing out his attendance sheet. If youre in Joes
section, sit on the left hand side as you walk in to ensure you have the chance to
sign his sheet.
What is prejudice?
MC: Having an opinion about som
Lecture Notes 03.01.16
The attendance sheet for Joe Horton will go down the row on the left (facing the front).
For Nick Laskowski, it will go down the row on the right (facing the front).
There is no attendance sheet for Nathan or Eliana today.
Lecture Notes 02.18.16
To maximize your chances of signing the attendance sheet during lecture, sit as follows:
Joe Right Row (facing from stage)
Nick Left Row (facing from stage)
Nathan Middle Row (facing from wherever)
Eliana no sign in sheet for today
1. Define qi in three words or fewer.
Circulating life force. (Source: Dictionary)
2. In class we discussed the following view:
Social Agent Relativism: Action A is morally wrong if and only if it violates the
moral norms accepted