Week 1 - Intro Material & Chapter 1
Week 1 - Intro Material & Chapter 1 PHIL 1103
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Date Created: 09/05/16
Introductory Material – Determining right from wrong • No uniform ethical solution to problems o 11 – 12 competing theories in problem solving (often contradict each other) • 2 competing ethical theories o Determine which is right § Weigh strengths and weaknesses • Some acts are immoral by definition o Ex: murder – all instances of murder involve killing, but not all instances of killing involve murder o Ex: abortion – questions of personhood, development, genetic potential • Cannot act in a morally justifiable manner if acting from a place of malice Textbook example (first page, in news again recently): woman raped/stabbed while people watched and did nothing • Neighbors saw from high rise apartment, only one called the police • Crime of Omission o Neighbor called because of a moral responsibility • In news again because murder died at 81 in prison Moral/Ethical relativism • Depends on culture, region, • Acts like murder always immoral Triad • Descriptive Ethics • Moral Philosophy • Applied Ethics