Essay 1 Outline
I. Problem of Objectivity in Morality
a. Ethical Subjectivism
a.ii. Gallery Scene
b. Ethical Objectivism
II. Simple Ethical Subjectivism
a. Speakers opinion
b. Moral judgments
August 29th, 2016
Discussing Platos Euthyphro
Plato is the first philosopher that we have written records of
Socrates was the principle character in Platos dialogue (dont know what
extent to his work matches his own philosophy)
August 31st, 2016
Saint Anselm: The Ontological Argument
The understanding of a being that is greater then what can be conceived.
The fool says in his heart that god does not exist; therefor the fool has an
understanding of god in his/her
Intensional equivalence thesis for every property M, there exists a physical property P such that it is
necessarily the case that for all X, X has M if and only if X has P
Semi-intensional equivalence thesis For every mental property M, it is nece
Exam 1 Help
The test will be be some combination of matching, multiple choice, fill in the blank,
and essay questions drawn from the following two sections.
It is both permissible and indeed very desirable for you to memorize definitions and
Either god exists or does not.
We should believe in god to have a more virtuous life
Religious is an option, but not rational inquiry
If it cant be decided by rational inquiry, then you sho
Plato: Five Dialogues [Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo]
a. Surprising to see Socrates in court because he doesnt claim to know anything;
always asking questions
b. Euthyphro (just like Meletus) is prosecuting his dad,
History of the Athens:
1. Athens started pushing up north taking over areas.
2. These conquered lands are taxed.
3. Athens pushes into Sparta, but Sparta stops them and says dont bother Sparta again.
4. 30 years later Athens does it again
Descartes Meditation I & II: Reading Guide
1. What does Descartes claim he is trying to do in the first meditation? In particular,
what is trying to accomplish with respect to the beliefs he has built up over a
2. How does Descarte
Prompt: Kants Critique of the Ontological Argument and Moores Is Existence a
Required Font: Times New Roman, Sized 12
Justification: Full, or left/right (flush on both sides).
Required Length: 2 page
Note: Pages 2-3 of this docu
August 28th, 2016
The first definition- the holy is what is loved by the gods.
Then you have not answered my question, my friend. I did not ask you what
same thing happens to be both holy and unholy; yet what is dear to t
Philosophy of Mind
a. Mind-body problem: implicit, alleged contradictions involved in attempting to
articulate and demand various theories about the relationship btw mind and body
b. Phil of mind: area of phil dedicated to articulating and
Essay 1 Outline
I. Problem of Objectivity in Morality: ethics is defined as the study of right living;
this is invariably understood as an objective dilemma. That is, ethics can also
be understood as the endeavor to discover
What is Philosophy
by Simon Blackburn: British philosopher who teaches at Cambrige; best work in ethics
what are we to think about
Self reflection gives rise to the baffling questions brought about in philosophy;
human beings are relentles
Chapter One: Philosophy, Philosophers, and Arguments
Philosophy is the study of non-empirical, reasoned beliefs that have universal
The first technical term non-empirical: resists quantitative analysis.
Philosophy 1000 Final Exam Study Guide
Basic Concepts and Logic
Philosophy: the study of non-empirical, reasoned beliefs that have universal importance
Argument: a group of propositions, one of which is allegedly proved true by the others
Compare and contrast virtue ethics, deontology, and utilitarianism. Should
Batman kill Joker according to utilitarianism or deontology? Explain why.
Is Batman's hatred virtuous, according to Aristotle's virtue ethics? What
other moral issues are illustrat
February 2, Platos Meno
Parts and wholes
Who is Meno?
Handsome, has lovers, rich, well-born
They like that about themselves
That's how he identifies himself
Socrates is at fault. Your sorcery is confusing me