Non-Relative Virtues: An
by Martha Nussbaum
Preethi Balakrishnan and Zeyi Lin
Rachels - cultural relativism and his nuanced
argument challenging it (last class)
Nussbaum - Alternative argument against relativism
in moral e
12/2 Williams on eternal life
Williams seems to present a paradox: on the one hand, death is a misfortune; but so
is absence of death, that is, eternal life.
Death is a misfortune: To establish this, Williams starts by attacking the claim made
10/30 Marquis against abortion.
The main point of the paper is to show that standard arguments for and against
abortion will result in stand-off. A new approach is required: the FLO account of killing.
Marquis is unmoved by Thomsons view that granting the
11/13 Pangle on Justice
Pangle describes Aristotles theory of justice (which you can read in the original in
our text at pp. 147151). This brings the contributions to the notion of justice to 4: Mill
and Hume from earlier classes, and now Pangle and Arist
11/11 Death penalty
Background on punishment
Punishment is unpleasant, so justification is required for inflicting it. The following are
1. deterrence (social control, public safety):
(a) associating a kind of conduct with an enfo
11/4 Callahan against euthanasia
If one thinks that suicide is morally wrong, I imagine one has to think that euthanasia
is also. So this discussion is addressed to those who do not think that suicide is morally
wrong. (Hume was rather ahead of his time i
11/25: Peter Singer: Famine, affluence and morality
East Bengal is now Bangladesh.
The number of starving people worldwide has now reached over 1 billion.
1. Suffering and death from lack of food &c are bad.
2. If it is in our power to preve
11/6 Rachels on active versus passive euthanasia
He is right to say that people sometimes fail to compare like with like when
differentiating between killing and letting die. Normally killing involves intending to kill,
whereas letting die does not. This
Obamas Drone War
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is better to be a member of the European race, or a man; -man
to be of African descent, or a woman?
The error in this argument is not difficult to detect. It is one
thing to argue that people with disabilities who want to live
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On November 12, the American Psychiatric Association, Mental Health America, 30 former judges, prosecutors, and Attorneys General, 50
evangelical faith leaders, and the American Bar Association joined many others in calling on Texas Governor Rick Perry to
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Edward N. Zalta
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r \vork called Frame, for the year 1797, Part It is to be remarked, first, that the expression
i No. 1, on Political Reactions, by Benjamin to have a right to the truth" is unmeaning. We
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But Everyone Is
The Categorical Imperative
Christina Nania and Daniel Clay
We want to know which actions are good or bad.
So why dont we look at the actions rather than
o Deontology - focuses on the morality of
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John M. Olin Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Policy, Fordham University.
In an average year about 20,000 homicid
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10/14 Foots claim that moral imperatives are hypothetical.
Kant thought that categorical imperatives were a distinctive feature of morality. The
imperatival character of morality has this appeal: it displays the immediate connection
between moral judgemen
The Subjectivity of
J. L. Mackie
By: Paul Langford and Laura Rathmell
1. Moral Skepticism
3. The Claim to Objectivity
4. The Argument from Relativity
5. The Argument from Queerness
6. Patterns of Objectification
Panetti Sane Enough to Die
U.S. District Court rules (again) on the mentally ill
BY JORDAN SMIT H , FRI., APRI L 4, 2008
Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti is "seriously mentally ill" and has
been for some time in fact, as
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Its time to claim abortion rights as a social good.
Katha Pollitt October 21, 2014
Hume's Psychology ofAction trreatise II iii 3)
It has been usual, !11.lme says, to speak of the combat between passion
and reason, and to say that virtue consists in conformity to reason,
indeed, in the victory ofreason over the. passions. But, he mai
definite description (or other denoting phrase) that denotes
nothing. (Russell says, however, that sentences containing
vacuous denoting phrases must be 'rejected', apparendy as
false: PM 73).
(2) The concept A is h
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Twenty years agoon November 25, 1994Isaiah Berlin accepted