PHIL 103.008 Week 3
PHIL 103.008 Week 3 5558
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PHIL 103008 Week 3 Is the good a good for you The religious answer quotthe good is REALLY good for youquot The Socratic answer quotGood is good for youquot in terms of spiritual health The Existentialist answer quotThe good is not always a good for you sometimes it is in altruistic effort not for self but because it is the right thing to do The question they would ask is Q quotWhy should I be moralquot A quotBecause it39s rightquot H The rationalist splitlevel answer Latin ratio reason 1St order quotWhat should I do in this egotistic situationquot 2nCI order quotHow should I live my lifequot Egotism Is that the way we ought to be Naturalistic fallacy The false claim usually without any proof that what is natural what is the case ought to be the case 0 Claims that human nature is egotistic therefore humans ought to be egotistic Discussion Plato39s quotRing of Gygesquot Republic Book 2 amp 9 Talks about The Form of the Good quotobjective goodnessquot 0 This is what we strive for c We can think about it and understand it but in everyday life it does not exist in any of us quotBecomingquot A realm of experience trying to get to objective goodness Ayn Rand and sel shness Argues against collectivism and for individualism Selfishness taking advantage of others for your own situation V selfinterest our concern to promote our own interest but not at any cost She argues that altruism is a vice self interest is a virtue take care of self rst for happiness It is morally right to take care of yourself morally wrong to live for others The Paradox of Hedonism Ethical hedonism Greek hedone pleasure individuals ought to always seek their own pleasure at all times
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