Notes on Ethics
The relationship between Morality and Religion is rather complex. In the JudeoChristian tradition, morality has been interpreted as consequence of ones religious beliefs.
What one believes to be right or wrong depends on the Holy S
1. Which part of philosophy examines the questions about the nature, scope, and limits of
2. Which philosopher maintained that the basic substance of the universe is water?
3. WHich of the following thinkers was first
Introduction to Philosophy
Study Guide for Final Exam
The questions on the final exam will require understanding of the
material covered in class throughout the semester. In preparation for
the final exam, use the notes of the instructor and review the fo
IgY SDS-PAGE and western Blot Lab Report
To introduce the students to two very frequently used techniques when working with proteins:
an SDS-PAGE gel and Western Blot.
Performimg an SDS-PAGE gel to separate and picture several proteins extrac
Explain what motivates you to take this course and how will you benefit from taking it.
When it coming to research and analysis nothing motivates me. But as part of my AA degree and BAS I
had to choose one. It is very difficult for me to choose one becaus
If your were Anna Pou and believed no rescue was coming for your nine patients, would you have done
the same as she did?
Personally, as a religious believer I strongly believe that I have no right to take a life in which I didnt give
away. However, if I w
To me, pregnancy is defined as the state in which a female is carrying a developing embryo or fetus
within them. The pregnancy should last for a duration of approximately three trimester or nine months.
During that time, the mother should have regular doc
What is the proper role of state and federal government in cases described in chapter2? Should it
protect vulnerable patients and assume the worst of families or should it assume the best of families and
give them wide latitude to decide?
I believe, the p
DQ02: Egoism and Capitalism
In "The Social Responsibility of Corporations is to Increase its Profits" Milton Friedman
argues that the only responsibility of corporations is to increase profits for its shareholders that
the corporation has no direct respon
In The Ethics of Belief Clifford argues that its wrong to believe anything without
sufficient evidence. I agree with Clifford and his argument. In this paper, I will explain Pascals
Socrates at the age of 70 has been charged with corrupting the youth by speculating about
"the heaven above" and the "earth beneath." He is charged with impiety, believing in deities of
his own invention. The jury has already heard the case against Socrat
Ethical Relativism is the view that there are no universal moral principles. Ethical
Relativism holds that there are no objective standards by which we can judge other cultures or
other people. Ethical Relativism is not a viable theory because It gives us
In, The Immortality of the Soul Plato is listening to Socrates conversation with
Simmias, and from listening to his older brother last word before his death, he comes up with an
argument that the sou
What is our duty to others? Well, Singer says that it is our duty to reduce suffering
(promote greater good). Singer argument is that we are morally obligated to help those in need.
But Kant says that it is our duty is satisfied if we refrain from using o
Paley argued that the natural world was full of apparent examples of design. For this
reason, he suggested that elements of the universe fit together to meet a function. For his first
premise the watch shows evidence of design, for example: the structure
There is much logical speculation regarding how just of a judgement is made when
someone is sentence to heaven or hell. Many find it difficult to grasp the concept of their life
ending, let alone transcending i
Ethics and Values Writing Assignment 2
Writing Assignment 2. In his argument for Act Utilitarianism, philosopher J.J.C. Smart stated the following: What Bentham, Mill and Moore are all agreed on is that the rightness of an action is to be judged solely by
PHI 2600 Fall 2008
Writing Assignment 1 Read Stanley Benns essay on wickedness (pages 108-127), then examine Benns concept of malignity (pages 120-127). Some philosophers argue that it is not possible to choose evil as ones goal. What does Benn think abou
Virtue Based Ethics
The good for man determined by observing what good men do. Function Argument Golden Mean Virtues Definition of Virtues
Eudaimonia well being or flourishing Attained over a lifetime Determine the function of man and will
Principle of Utility
"By the principle of utility is meant that principle which approves or disapproves of every action whatsoever, according to the tendency which it appears to have to augment or diminish the happiness of the party whose interest is in
Introduction to Ethics Syllabus: Phil 2600.011 Fall 2008 T-H: 12:30-1:45 NW P-263 INSTRUCTOR Victor H. Miller; Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building LA, Room 216, Gainesville, FL 32606, L216; office L216, hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:25;
Take any action allowd to be vicious, for instance. Examine it in all lights, and see if you can find that matter of fact, or real existence, which you call vice . . . You can never find it, till you turn your reflection into your own breast,
Virtue Based Ethics Critique
Virtues are dispositions or traits that are not wholly innate: they must be acquired, at least in part by teaching and practice, or perhaps by grace.
Not personality traits charm, shyness, etc. . . Invoke a te
Kant & The Categorical Imperative
Deontology rightness and wrongness of acts are determined by the intrinsic quality of the act itself or the kind of act it is. Deon is derived from the Greek word for duty. Deontology is the study of duties. Consequentia
Natural Law Theory
The standard in ethics is human nature. What are our God given natures?
Reason is given to us.
No conflict between reason and faith. Reason can be used to prove the truths of faith and revelation.
Divison of Basic
Moral: dictionary definitions.
Of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong. Expressing or conveying truths or counsel as to right conduct. Virtuous in sexual matters. Based on fu
Presently he was stirred into semiconsciousness by somebody, who must have previously sounded the sleep of the others, touching his shoulder, and then, as the foretopman raised his head, breathing into his ear in a quick whisper, "Slip into the lee forech
Natural Law Theory
law of nature . . . is a precept or general rule, found out by reason, by which man is forbidden to do that which is destructive of his life or taketh away the means of preserving the same, and to omit that by which he thinketh
The cultural relativist thesis
Different cultures have different Different moral beliefs. This is a factual claim This
The Ethical Relativist
In order for the cultural relativist In thesis to apply to morality, it must be stated as a mo