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Previous concepts from pre-midterm- SELF WORTH
Roussseau- outlines the rest of the readings. Not really at the details but look at the key
concepts. State of nature- why this is so much better than the state of communities, emergence
of properties, emerge
PHIL 355 Paper 2
Due On December 18, 2016 by 11.59 PM
1. Should public policy be geared towards reducing income and wealth inequality, or
towards ensuring that everyone has sufficient income and wealth for a satisfying life.
Draw on the Frankfurt and/or M
Inequality as a Danger to
Democracy: Reflections on
BOOKS THAT REPRESENT THE LAST WORD on a topic are important, the economist Lawrence H. Summers observed of Thomas Pikettys
Capital. Books that represent one of the first w
North American Philosophical Publications
Poverty as Threat to Democratic Values
Author(s): H. P. P. Ltter
Source: Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr., 2008), pp. 177-195
Published by: University of Illinois Press on behalf of North American Ph
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
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that an unconscionable contract is evil even though it is not bad for
anyone, and that it is legitimate for the state to refuse to endorse evil
The Southern Journal of Philosophy
Volume 54, Spindel Supplement
Is exploitation always unjust? Is it by definition unjust? If we answer both
these questions negatively, as I do, then we need to ask: when is exploitatio
Why We All Care About Inequality (But Some of Us Are Loathe to Admit It)
Author(s): Branko Milanovic
Source: Challenge, Vol. 50, No. 6 (NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2007), pp. 109-120
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http:/www.jstor.org/stable/407224
On Harry Frankfurts Equality as a Moral Ideal1
Penultimate draftforthcoming in Ethics
It is natural to think that there is something wrong with inequality. Many people share an
intuition that interpersonal differences i
Can a child who grows up in an environment without love, still love?
Yes, all things are possible. I do believe that a child who grows up in a
loveless environment can still love. I believe love is something that is learn,
and once the child matures and g
Title: identifying what your core
value or belief is.
In your discussion post:
Identify the core value or belief that
you will analyze.
Provide a brief (2-3 sentences)
description of what the looking
glass self means (use your own
words and use in-text
Falling in love can hit you hard in mind and your body. You feel
irresistibly attracted to your crush. If things continue, you may feel
a rush of euphoria, a longing to be together, passion and
excitement. You feel like you've found the most special, uniq
PHILOSOPHY 1151 ONLINE
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PAPER 1 SELF IN SOCIETY
In a previous discussion, I talked about how my agents of socialization where
God, family and my church. My grandfather was a pastor, and he instilled
many of Godly values/beliefs into the family. So, my self-concept was
I enjoyed reading your post, and I see that we share similar beliefs.
I too value God, family, and my church. They were my agents of
socialization. As a child, I grew up in the church, so my self-concept
was defined by church beliefs and the bible. I thin
Lecture 19: Why Be Moral?
o Commonplace idea about what justice is: To speak the truth and to pay
o Suppose your friend has loaned you his weapon, and when he comes
back to get it, frantically, you see that he
Lecture 24: Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality
The Slave Revolt in Morality
o What is resentment? Moralized anger: anger at some (perceived) wrongdoing.
o Why does Nietzsche use the French: ressentiment?
o The beginning of the slave
Lecture 15/16: Kant
Morality and Rationality
o What reasons do you have to act morally?
o Compare: What reason do you have to go to college?
o A practical reason: something that justifies action (going to college)
o Look for an aim of you
Lecture 17: Epicurean Ethics (Hedonism)
Epicurus has a hedonist theory of value
o The only thing that is intrinsically valuable is pleasure, everything else has value (if it
does) only as a means to pleasure.
o However, this view of natur
Lecture 12: The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn
Sympathy and (Bad) Morality
o Bad morality: Any moral view that is seriously misguided
o Note implication: Some moral views (moralities) are misguided, even evil.
o Subjectivism, nihilism wou
Lecture 16: Epictetus (Stoicism)
What is in our Power
o Our faculties do not contemplate (judge) themselves
o Grammatical faculty can judge whether a sentence is grammaticalwhat words to write
but not whether you should write or not.
PHIL 160 Final Review
Epictetus Value Theory:
o Shamefulness is intrinsically bad
o Living in accordance with your rational faculty is good
o Death isnt bad.
o When resentment turns creative, we have slave revolt
Lecture 16: Kant II
Kants Theory of Value
o What is Kants theory of value (good and bad)?
o The only thing unconditionally good is a good will.
o Unconditionally good means two things:
1. Intrinsically good (good in itself)
2. Good in eve
Lecture 14: Hare on Slavery
-fill in from ppt-What is slavery?
o A legal status: that of slave. Defined by disabilities and liabilities imposed by law on
those called slaves.
o Features essential to slavery in its modern usage:
Lecture 7: What Makes Right Acts Right?
o A theory of right and wrong actions that is not consequentialist.
o It does not hold that the rightness or wrongness of (at least some) actions is a matter of
Frankfurt Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
The Principle of Alternate Possibilities
o (PAP) A person is morally responsible for what he has done only if he could have done
o Why is this? Seems right about many c
Lecture 19: Galen Strawson, The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility
o First, what is moral responsibility? Contrast two cases:
1. You are walking down the sidewalk when suddenly an overly friendly dog breaks off
Lecture 20: Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
o Intellectual excellence is acquired through instruction
o Moral excellence is acquired through training, habituation.
o The virtues do not come by nature (or against nature), b
Lecture 11 Discussion Notes - Bennet
Bennet: Two parts of our own psychology that can conflict
1. Our moral beliefs
a. Stable over time
2. Our sympathy, or emotions that help us tend to do right by others (fellow feelings)
a. Guilt, pity