The Golden Rule
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Why? What is this getting at?
Respect for others as persons who, like you, have needs, desires and a will.
Eighteenth century German-speaking philosop
Cross Examination of Glenn Hand
Good afternoon you honour, my name is Inderpreet Deol and I will be doing the
cross-examination of Glenn Hand, may I proceed?
1. Is it correct that, you are the coach of the Sharks?
2. Is it correct that, your daughter play
The Expanding Moral Community
Who should be treated equally?
White Men and White Women
White and Non-White Ethnic Groups
People and Animals?
People and Animals and Biomes?
Fundamental Moral Consideration
As a ma
Aiding the worlds poorest will lead to population growth in that population.
Population growth will outpace the societys ability to feed itself.
New and greater aid will be required.
Continued population growth.
Consequentialism and Pornography
Theory of value.
Theory of right action.
Right action depends on intrinsic value.
Enumerate all possible actions.
The right action is the one of all the possible actions that brings about the best overall
Animals and Moral Concern
Right to Freedom
Characteristic satisfactions relevant to freedoms varies among animals
Being jailed frustrates human satisfaction
We have a need to be autonomous that is frustrated when freedom is
We have a need to m
Value of the environment is purely instrumental
The first and most fundamental step toward solution of our environmental problems is a
clear recognition that our objective is not pure air or water but rather some opti
Dworkin on Pornography
Legal-institutionalized in rules of a legal system
Moral-moral requirements that apply independently of a legal system
Legal vs Moral Example
In the United States before the civil war, African-Americans did not have the lega
Formula of Humanity
Do not treat others merely as means, but as ends in themselves
Satisfy the formula of humanity, do not problematically objectify another, if obtain
voluntary informed consent.
Nussbaum on Objectification
The Problem of World Poverty
World Banks World Development Indicators
1993 American dollars
Per capita purchasing power
1.1749 billion living on 1.08/day or less (23%)
2.8115 billion living on 2.16/day or less (56%)
World Development Indicato
Natural Law Theory
Theory of the Good
Certain things are intrinsically good
Knowledge, sociability, life, procreation
Know that these are goods either from observing natural inclinations
(Aquinas) or they are self-evident (Finnis)
Theory of the Good
Cross Examination of Larry Crupke
Good morning/afternoon your honour, my name is Deol initial I and I will be
conducting the cross examination of Larry Crupke, may I proceed?
1. Mr Crupke, you officiate hockey games at the West Side Arena?
2. Before this