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Introduction to Ethics Week 1 notes

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Introduction to Ethics Week 1 notes PHI 232

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4 main branches of philosophy. Moral Philosophy
Todd Stewart
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alyssa Kaiser on Thursday September 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHI 232 at Illinois State University taught by Todd Stewart in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Ethics in Philosophy at Illinois State University.


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Date Created: 09/01/16
PHI 232 Introduction to Ethics 8/25 Announcements:  Confirmation of Office Hours- Tues: 12:15-1, Wed: 3-5, Thurs: 1-2, or by appointment  Readings for Tues 8/30- Relativism, Religion, and Ethics: Plato, Euthyphro (online), Rachels (online) Philosophy: love of wisdom  Wisdom= knowledge, experience, interrelations, knowing what’s important 4 Main Branches of Philosophy 1) Metaphysics- branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of existence 2) Epistemology- theory of knowledge 3) Logic- mathematical, study of rules for proper thinking 4) Ethics / Moral Philosophy- “how should I live?” Ethics (ethikos) and Morality (moralia) are seen as the same word Moral Philosophy - metaethics - normative ethics: what makes things - applied ethics o relativism  ex. Action A is morally right if and only if ____ o God commands  ex. 10 commandments o best causal effects  produces most good in the world (Mill) o fulfilled all duties (Kant) o a good person would do it (Aristotle)


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