Can Terrorism be Morally Justified?
Problem of Hypocrisy
o Is it simply offensive to ask whether terrorism can be justified?
o How could it be moral to intentionally kill innocent civilians?
o But sometime we approve such actions when ou
PHI Notes 3-20-13
Why Abortion is Immoral
Is the fetus human?
Is the fetus alive?
Is the fetus a person? . has rights?
What makes it wrong to kill an adult human being?
Possible but mistaken answers: (a) killing brutalizes the one who
Philosophy Study Guide for Final
15 multiple choice, 4 short answer questions and 1 two-page essay.
1. What is the difference between the biological sense of human and the moral sense of human? In
the abortion debate, what does the term person me
Active and Passive Euthanasia
Euthanasia: directly or indirectly bringing about the death of another person for that
persons sake. It is sometimes termed mercy killing. This is supposed to provide a
benefit to the patient, for the patients
PHI 238 MIDTERM
An argument is valid if the conclusion in fact follows necessarily from the premises. An
argument is invalid if the conclusion does not follow necessarily from the premises.
Test for validity: Assume that the premises are true, an
Just War Theory
Under what conditions, if any, is war morally justified?
From Vaughn, pp. 595-604
There are three broad positions on the
morality of warfare:
Realism (applied to warfare): moral standards
do not apply to war, and the only concern