1) A course-wide, no less than one page, essay worth 50 points on the topic
of ethical theory.
2) An instructor generated, no less than one page, essay worth 50 points on
a topic of the instructor's choosing.
3) A course-wide, no less than th
Chapter 2 Morality of War In the second chapter of The Morality of War, Brian Orend argues that a state forfeits its rights if it has committed an act of aggression against another state. However, Orend begs the question in the argument he uses to justify
PY201 Term End Examination (250 points/25% of the Course Grade) Fall 2012
Administration: First, put your name on all parts of this exam. You will have three and a half hours to complete this examination. You must use your SCANTRON form and computer to co
CASE STUDIES (get focus for JIB!)
How we can fight ethically/morally?
-Legitimate targetactively engaged in arm
-Illegitimatenot engaged in harm
*Can bomb a tank factory (actively engaged in supplying forces)
*Bomb an essential bridge to th
THOUGHTS - IDEAS
Just War Theory
There is no morality in war. Moral factors are not
relevant to the conduct of war. The resort to force
constitutes the rejection of the rule of law and morality.
Survival, Power, Control. Self interest an
Just War Theory
A state resorts to war justly only if it satisfies each of 6 Major Rules (starting p32):
Public Declaration by Proper Authority
Probability of Success
Epistemology: the area of philosophy that does w/questions concerning knowledge and that
considers various theories of knowledge
Priori Knowledge: knowledge justified independent of, or prior to, experience
A Posteriori Knowledge: knowledge based on or po
Using the Orends Just War
Theory (Just Ad Bellum), the
United States was justified
acting on armed humanitarian
effort in S
Critical Reasoning Written Partial Review Version 1
Section I Recognizing Arguments (12 points) 1. What is the difference between physical possibility and logical possibility? Physical possibility pertains to what things are possible given the cons
Critical Reasoning Written Partial Review Version 2
Section I Recognizing Arguments (12 points) 1. What determines whether a claim is true or false? The truth of a claim is determined by its consistency with the actual world.
2. What is the differ