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Ethics Study

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Ethics Study Ethics 160

Carmen Notetaker

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Ethics 160
Merry Brown
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Carmen Notetaker on Wednesday February 17, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Ethics 160 at The University of Tennessee - Martin taught by Merry Brown in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see Ethics 160 in PHIL-Philosophy at The University of Tennessee - Martin.


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Date Created: 02/17/16
Ethics Study Guide Intro to Ethics a.Metaphysics- ultimate reality b.Epistemology-theory of knowledge c.Ethics-the study questioning and justification of moral rules Descriptive Ethics vs Normative Ethics “no emotions” “wong or right” Objectivity  Diffcult to set aside one’s passions about questioning of ought (right and wrong)  Recognize own bias; don’t wnt to be nive Attitude  Knowing what is at stake  Proper humility  Disciplined thinking Fairly Plausible a. Friendship is valuable b. Might(power) doesn’t make right c. Agony is bad d. Everyone is morally fallible 3. branches of moral philosophy: a. Value theory -Explaining the nature of well being b. Normative Ethics -Telling us how we ought to be ; examining our moral relations and obligations. c. Metaethics-what is the status of moral claims; looking at ultimate reality Reasoning Our tool to figure out how we should behave No appeal to religion because its act of our faith


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