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UTEP - PHIL 2306 - Class Notes - Week 1

School: University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Philosophy
Course: Intro to Ethics
Professor: Arruda
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: ethics, philosophy, phil2306, and introtoethics
Name: Week 1 Intro to Ethics Notes (Professor Pjevalica)
Description: These notes cover the definition of philosophy and ethics as well as moral reasoning. The last idea covered was moral philosophical methodology.
Uploaded: 01/23/2018
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background image     Week 1 Lecture Notes     Intro to Ethics  1. What are the three definitions of philosophy?  a. Conventional (Def​ c​ i. Fundamental beliefs and values that shape how an individual or 
community sees the world 
• Basically, a ​worldview   b. Etymological (Def​ E​     i. From the Greek philo + sophia (Love and wisdom)  c. Academic (Def​ A​ i. Systematic investigation of reality through argumentative reasoning.  • There is a commitment to universal rationality, logical  consistency, and evidential support.    2. What is love?  Lover -->      Relationship to that thing ^    So, what makes this relationship possible?           
background image       The ​gap ​makes it possible! The very fact that they are non identical, so there 
will always be a gap which gives the desire to be together. 
Ex 1: Romeo & Juliet  They loved each other and wanted to be together ​but ​the only way they could 
would be through death. *in reality, they can never be together* 
3. So, does the philosopher have knowledge?  NO. ​Philosophers are constantly concerned if others around them have 
knowledge  
Skeptical attitude towards the world that comes from a deep caring for it.  Traits of the philosopher:  1) Objectivity:  Recognizes that there are truths about the objects around them. (H​ 2​ 0 is  water)       ​ 2)​  ​Fallibilism/Skepticism:  Recognizes that the beliefs about these objects might be wrong.       ​ 3)​ ​ Rationality:  Recognizes that the truth can be known in some cases and the mind can  come to know that truth through reasoning.         ​4)​  ​Curiosity:  Desires to understand the world in all of its complexity.  4. What is ethics?  From the Greek words​ ethos (​Custom, habit, character)  and ​ethikos​ (moral character)  Has something to do with human action and how we behave in certain  ways.    5. How is human behavior distinguished?  It is distinguished through ​intent   Ex: waving your hand to hail a taxi, adding 2+2 in your head, or saving a  child from drowning).     

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School: University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Philosophy
Course: Intro to Ethics
Professor: Arruda
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: ethics, philosophy, phil2306, and introtoethics
Name: Week 1 Intro to Ethics Notes (Professor Pjevalica)
Description: These notes cover the definition of philosophy and ethics as well as moral reasoning. The last idea covered was moral philosophical methodology.
Uploaded: 01/23/2018
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