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LUC - Phil 181 - Class Notes - Week 1

School: Loyola University Chicago
Department: OTHER
Course: Ethics
Professor: Alberto Bertozzi
Term: Fall 2017
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Name: Ethics notes week 1
Description: Class notes
Uploaded: 01/22/2018
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background image Ethics (week 1) Ethics is…  A moral principle of a particular tradition Philosophical study of morality (this is the broader term)  Philosophy studies: 1. Logic (what is correct reasoning?)
2. Metaphysics (what is?) 
3. Epistemology (what can I know?) 
4. Ethics (what ought to be?)
Philosophical study of morality General study of goodness Gen. study of right action  Applied ethics  Metaethics  Moral psychology  Metaphysics of moral responsibility  Normative questions: 1. What ought we pursue?
2. What principles should govern our actions?
3. How are our ends and principles related?
What is goodness?  assumption is that we naturally seek the good and the issue is how we  bring it about.  1) Hendonism: more pleasure, less pain
2) Perfectionism (Plato/Aristotle) 
Alternative approach to goodness: whatever is good is itself work  pursuing? (knowledge, beauty, friendship, values) General Study of Right Action concerns principles of right and wrong

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School: Loyola University Chicago
Department: OTHER
Course: Ethics
Professor: Alberto Bertozzi
Term: Fall 2017
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Name: Ethics notes week 1
Description: Class notes
Uploaded: 01/22/2018
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