AOK: Ethics. Duty Ethics and Utilitarianism. Recap. Moral Relativism Lack of Foundation, Diversity Argument Common core values, Justify our values Self-Interest Theory Definitional Argument Evolutionary Argument Hidden Benefits Argument Fear of Punishment Theories of Ethics
Duty Ethics and Utilitarianism
PARADOXICALLY: a naturally anti social person deservers for moral praise for being kind and friendly than a naturally sociable person?
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What do you think is the relationship between pleasure and happiness? Is happiness the sum of pleasures, or can you have many pleasures and still be unhappy?
“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” Bertrand Russell
What do you think he means by this? Agree or disagree.
Most legal systems punish attempted murder less severely than actual murder. Do you think this is right?
Imagine that you are at a dinner party and the food is awful. Your host asks you if you are enjoying your meal. What do you say?
If someone asks you want you think of them, how honest would you be in your response? How honest SHOULD you be?
Imagine that you are the sole heir to your great-uncle’s fortune of 5 million bucks. On his deathbed, he makes you promise to build a butterfly farm with it. Instead, you donate the money to AIDS research. Was your action right or wrong?
Ends justifying means. When, if ever, do you think it is this is true?