Why do we need ethics?
Without some code of ethics, we could not
Moral Claims are Normative: they provide
standards of behavior
Moral Value Claims: Claims that say that
something is good or bad, right or wr
This is a Character Based Ethics: character
is the most important building block
What is right is what the good person would
do. So motivation is very important.
But who is a good person? What character
traits does he o
Rule utilitarianism uses the principle of utility
but applied to rules, not individual acts:
The morally right rule is the one that promotes
the greatest utility (happiness, pleasure) for the
largest number of p
WHAT IS BIOPSYCHOLOGY?
Any field of science that deals with the structure and
function of the nervous system
Relationship between behavior and the
Ch. 9: Deontology
Consequentialist ethics give priority to (some
conception of) the good, with the right defined in
terms of it: i.e., the right action is that which brings
about the greatest amount of good to the greatest
Deontic ethics can be un
When we think of moral, we think about whats right and what should/shouldnt happen.
Is whats moral always right to the next person? Does everyone thin k about the same thing and
the same way? We can sit and ask any question abo
Case Study #2
Case study #4
A) Torture Lite (pg 127): Answer these two questions. First, do you think it is morally
acceptable to torture a terrorist if doing so might save the lives of 50,000 people?
Second, do you think it is morally acceptable to to torture