To make sound arguments you must avoid fallacies. So what
Fallacies are defined as mistakes in belief based on an unsound argument. There are many
different types of such mistakes that can occur.
Here are some examples of fallacies you may
Summary on Jeremy Bentham
Utilitarianism: One has to calculate Pain and Pleasure.
Principle of Utility: Pleasure and pain are the motivating
factors of all human beings
He maintained that pleasure and pain determines what
He therefore argued that a
Natural Law and Natural Rights
History of natural law
Aristotle: 384-322 B.C.E
Nature has a goal or an end
Observing nature can tell us what is right and
what is wrong behavior
Thomas Aquinas: 1224-1274
He agreed with Aristotle that good is th
Revision for Quiz on Thursday 9/22/16
1. Be able to differentiate ethical words from non-ethical words
For example tall is not an ethical term but good is
Also be able to differentiate normative ethics from descriptive ethics and evaluative ethics from
Natural law and natural Rights Theory
What are laws of nature?
What kind of law is natural law?
What is civil law?
What is the relationship between Natural Law and Moral
Who developed this natural law theory?
Laws of nature or scientific laws: These