Discussion of Factory Farmed Meat
The debate of the moral of eating factory farmed meat has been around ever since the
industrial age of agriculture. Most people today are aware of the terrible conditions of the
warehouses where the animals are contained
Rationality and Truth
What is objectivity?
Reality vs. Appearance
Claim vs. Argument
A claim, view, or opinion is just what you believe to
An argument is an attempt to persuade someone to
accept a certain claim.
An argument is based on premise
Reason tells me to trust my senses
Descartes had the disturbing experience of finding
out that everything he learned at school was wrong!
From 1604-1612 he was educated at a Jesuit school,
where he learned t
Churchland(s) critique Dualism
(Paul Churchland here.)
Churchland is a materialist/physicalist.
Thought takes place in the brain, which is a purely
physical object particles in motion, or something
Note that there are various
The Argument (for rationalism)
More than observation is needed
Summary of argument for rationalism
. if the conclusions of the inferences genuinely go
beyond the content of direct experience, then it is
impossible that those inferences cou
Seeing is believing
What we know
We know that we inhabit a world of material
objects (trees, books, plates, people, etc.)
We know this mostly through our senses
(vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste)
Knowledge obtained through the senses is
The History of Philosophy
Plato vs. the atomists
To explain what happens to a student who begins to study
philosophy (e.g. science) Plato tells a story about people
initially trapped in a dark cave, seeing only shadows of
SEARLE AND FUNCTIONALISM
Is the mind software?
Materialist Theories of the Mind
The Identity Theory
Each type of mental property is identical to a
certain type of physical property. E.g. pain is just
stimulation of the C-fibres.
No innate ideas or innate
read and enjoyed Descartes (though he had many
disagreements with him).
Worked as a doctor (physician), and a government
Wrote Two Treatises of Government (1689) and
I am not my body
Dualism = two-ism
Concerning human beings, a (substance)
dualist says that the mind and body are two
different substances (things).
The brain is made of matter, and part of the
body. The mind is a separate, non-materi
PHIL 100 001
Introduction to Philosophy (Terms 1-2, 2015-2016)
Syllabus for Term 1
This is a full-year course spanning terms 1 and 2. The following syllabus pertains to Term 1, which covers
the first 50% of the requirements for the course. A syllabus for
Total of 1,000 words
Describe the world you come from for example, your family, community or school
and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or
Type of Qs
No. of Qs
Identifying Sentence Errors
(including one 25-min
section and one 10-min
N1 + + N2 +verb
In the early twentieth c
Assignment: Are people more likely to be productive and successful
when they ignore the opinions of others?
Although it is good to stand out and make ones own decisions,
sometimes it is beneficial to take the advice of others. We can s
Some colleges require submission of the personal essay with your
Common Application. You may submit a personal essay to any
college, even if it is not required by that college. If not required by a
college, you will be given the option during submission t
Formulations of Categorical Imperative
First Formulation: Act only on that maxim*
whereby you can at the same time will that it
should become a universal law.
(Alternative Version of First Formulation: Act as if
the maxim* of your action were to become by
Chisolms Set-up of Problem
Conflict between three principles
1. Human beings are morally
2) Moral responsibility conflicts with
determinism conceived of as the thesis
that every event (including actions) is
caused by another event.
3) Moral re
What is knowledge?
How do good beliefs get made?
We are users of our cognitive systems
Our cognitive systems (e.g. perception, memory and
inference) largely run automatically. We find
ourselves forming beliefs, effortlessly, just as we find
PHILOSOPHY 100: INTRODCUTION TO PHILOSOPHY
PAPER 5: PUTNAM-BRAINS IN A VAT
The Brain in a Vat (BIV) experiment is a thought experiment which is frequently used to
demonstrate Cartesian Skepticism. It is seen as the modern version of Descartes evil demon
Hinkle 204, x2036
hrs: T, Th 4-5; W 3-4
or by appt.
Ethics as Introduction to Philosophy
By exploring different philosophical approaches to basic ethical questions, we will engage in
Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility
MGMT200 Section 010
Syllabus 2014 Term 2
MGMT 200 (3) Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility
Increase awareness of a wide range of ethical challenges, test the strengths of
personal moral beliefs and ethi
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Okanagan
Department of Sociology
SUMMER I 2015
Introduction to Sociology I (SOCI 111- 001)
INSTRUCTOR: Kanchan Sarker Ph.D., M.B.A.
CLASS MEETING: M TR: 8.30- 12pm
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