Class Notes: February 2nd
different ways in which we define human
person in the qualitative sense (beings that are self-aware, have a sense
of the future, or the capacity to relate to others); persons have rationality
Consequentialism, Its Difficulties.
Last class we learned about consequentialism, how to examine a
moral choice from the perspective of net happiness. This week we
will talk briefly about the difficulties with consequentialism.
The problem of measuring we
The Social Contract
The Racial Contract
June 16th, 2017
Overview of todays Class
The Social Contract theory
The Problems of the Social Contract Theory
The Racial Contract
Problems with the racial contract theory
Discussion about our cra
PHIL 110B Ethics
University of Waterloo is on the Dish With One Spoon Territory:
the traditional lands of the Attawandaron Nation, Anishinaabek (Three Fires
Confederacy & Mississauga), Rotinonshn:ni (Six Nations Confederacy,
Wyandot People and
Austerity and the
Austerity: What is it?
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines "austerity"
as "when a government has a deliberate policy of trying to reduce the
amount of money it spends."
Wikipedia calls it "a policy of
Is Happiness All That
The Good Life, and Getting
What You Want
Writing a Solid
INSTRUCTOR: SANDRA DEVRIES
My office is in Hagey Hall, room 364
a) If something is good for us, it satisfies our desires
b) If something satisfies our desires, it is good for us
On Monday we talked about the ethical theory of Hedonism. We
Religion and Morality
Where does morality come from? Does is religion a necessary part of morality?
Please respect all beliefs about God and Morality that are spoken in this classroom.
Sufficient and Necessary Conditions
Philosophers talk about Sufficien
Identify characteristics of effective feedback
Determine the best types of feedback for peer
Practice giving effective feedback
Kantian Ethics, Contractariansm,
and Ethical Pluralism
Review and recall the main points of this units theories
Understand how the theories would bear on a single topic of your choosing.
PHIL 110B Ethics and Values
Spring 2017 Sandra DeVries
By the end of this lesson you should be able to:
Define and describe the Natural Law approach
to ethics, giving at least one example.
Explain the connection betwe
l 92 Susan
43 Will Kymlicka, Liberalism, Community and Culture (Oxford. Clarendon
19.90,. ' ' Ethics lO9(l998),lS465.
' ' Choice and Circumstance, in . . . . brid e
December 9th, 2016
Aesthetics and Theories of Justice Paper
There are two fundamental concepts that make something beautiful to me: A sense of
satisfaction or pleasure and the sight of something
Reading for Writing,
Writing for Readers
Phil 110B Lecture #3
May 5th, 2017
Library- reserve textbook
Research templates, review and revise
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Mexican Independence day.
Next week Monday: Read Th
Dilemmatizing as a Critical
Binghamton University, New York
1) Charles Mills on the limits of ideal theory, lack of ability to account for
high-dilemma lived realities
2) Dillematizing vs. prob
Thomson Feb 9 PRO CHOICE
most opposition to abortion relies on the premise that the fetus is a
human being, a person, from the moment of conception
draw a line between when the person becomes a person, no good reason
can be given
fetus is person from t
Class Notes March 17th
problem with attitude of European colonists is lack of respect
subconsciously someone likes to establish a social order which favours their own ethnicity
it doesnt seem obvious that all race based inequalities is due to ill will beh
Singer Abortion (pro)
o human can have two different meanings therefore he further categorized the terms into:
o person: qualitative, being that is self-aware, have a sense of future, or the
capacity to relate to others, rationality, self-consciousness
Class Notes: Week 3 (Class 1)
euthanasia: bringing about or allowing the death of a person for their own
o Ex. relieve suffering
active euthanasia: doing something that deliberately causes the person
passive euthanasia: allowing a person to di
Class Notes: Week 1
What is the main conclusion Singer draws in his article?
if you can prevent something bad from happening you should do it
conclusion: we should be giving away a lot of money (sacrifice)
practical conclusion as to what we should do
Class Notes: Week 3 (Class 2)
obligations physicians owe to a patient; social act
what kind of abuse regarding euthanasia?
o doctor makes too many decisions based on their own judgments
o persuading patient; private killing
Ethics and Values Introductory Lecture
The nature of
About Ethics (Moral Philosophy)
University of Waterloo and others
We SHOULD act in our own
self interest. EXCLUSIVELY.
EE= only own self interest, not pursue interest of others as well.
Egoist believes that what makes an action good is what is good for me.
EE= Help o
Phil 110B Spring 2017
May 8th, 2017
Plan for Today
Objections, Complicators, Challenges
Answers to Objections
Get into two equally (ish) sized groups. Choose one per
Consequentialism: Its Nature and Attractions
May 29th 2017
EXPLAIN CLASS LEARNING GOALS
Explain why consequentialism is an attractive ethical guideline
Draw the layers of consequentialism.
Name the main proponents of consequentialism
Identify an example
TUESDAY MAY 23RD, 2017
QUIZZES: WHAT CAN I BRING?
WHEN IS THE ROUGH DRAFT OF THE ESSAY DUE?
THEIR LIFE FOR
THE BELIEF IN OR PRACTICE OF
DISINTERESTED AND SE
March 8th reading:
Question #1: What is Frye's first definition of sexism, on page 729? What does she think
is wrong with it?
First Definition of sexism = term which characterizes anything whatever which
creates, constitutes, promotes or exploits any i