Introduction to Ethics
29 April, 2016
Ethical Frameworks of Kant & Mill
In John Stuart Mills, Utilitarianism, it is believed that the best moral actions must
maximize utility, or happiness in the world. In, Groundw
Introduction to Ethics
Euthyphro is a dialogue drafted by Plato between Socrates and Euthyphro with a
cultivation of the meaning of piety. Virtually, piety is used to refer to a method of living meant to
Jaclyn Mauk #14
Forbidden Fruit Topic #2
With proper legal regulations and restrictions for the surrogate mother,
intended parents, and the surrogacy agencies, surrogate motherhood can bear
just and moral benefits for all parties involved. In addition
Midterm Study Guide
Animals Are Friends Not Food?
We humans are new to the game of natural selection. Yet, somehow, we were
chosen to sit atop the food chain as the apex predators. Ben Parker from Spiderman
once said, with great power comes great responsibility. As the alpha
But this is like the Asian flu case: a no-gain to the five (since
they were on the brink of death) and a loss to the one.
b. But it seems clear to Kamm that we ought to go save the five,
contrary to what PT would predict we would think we should do (namel
Deontological Justification Notes
III. Therefore the PT distinction and the Deontological Distinction do not
seem to be the same.
A. So, while the one may be subject the framing effects the other may notbe.
B. On top of that, notice that framing effects o
Beliefs about entitlements affect the cases and are variable.
1. Market entitlements do not seem to be as strict to people as some
non-market entitlements. E.g.,
a. Variation on the snow shovel case (alluded to on p. 472) shows that
people do not feel ent
Kamm, "Moral Intuitions, Cognitive Psychology, and the Harming-versusNot-Aiding Distinction"
I. The Shovel Case
A. The two cases are not equalized.
1. Try equalizing by taking the blizzard out of the Loss Case.
a. Then we have a case where a store just ra
Deontological Distinction Notes
Also, a PT loss can be suffered through a non-aiding: e.g. in the Asian
case when framed as everyone is alive and well.
D. Also note that the deontological distinction (harm vs no-aid) is often
present in the following pair
August 12, 2013
Debating the Death Penalty
Sometimes in life, the right thing to do is not the most pleasant one. This is
especially true for the death penalty. Although taking life is perhaps the biggest of