PHIL 103.008 Week 4
PHIL 103.008 Week 4 5558
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Date Created: 09/18/15
PHIL 103008 Week 4 The Prisoner39s Dilemma Both people Keep agreement to keep silent about being spies be held in prison for 4 mo Both people Confess and violate agreement get 6 yrs for being a spy Split One person keeps silent and keeps agreement get 9 yrs One person confesses and violates agreement get out ofjail immediately What are the possible outcomes here Person 1 adheres Person 1 violates Person 2 adheres Person 1 4 mo Person 2 4 mo Person 1 get out ofjail immediately Person 2 9 yrs Person 2 violates Person 1 9 yrs Person 2 get out ofjail immediately Person 1 6 yrs Person 2 6 yrs Based on Pascal39s Wager God exists God does not exist Believe in God Everything gained eternal reward Nothing is lost follow Golden Rules 10 Commandments Do not believe in God Everything is lost eternal damnation Nothing is gained Pascal suggests that it is a Relativism safer be to believe in God Protagoras classical Greek relativist 4th century BCE homo mensura Latin man is the measurement quotA man is the measure of all things of all things that are that they are and of things that are not that they are notquot this is what is meant by quothomo mensuraquot The above quote means each individual can decide what exists and what doesn39t exist what is ethical and what is not Relativism preaches that all knowledge is relative Cultural relativism one39s culture decides what is real or not what is right or wrong Nihilism pronounced nileism the view that nothing is knowable Nihil Greek nothing Gorgias 4th cent BCE Greek sophist held this view When we use words to describe things they don39t capture the essence of society Even if we could understand the essence of reality in our minds we cannot convey it to others language fails to communicate the understanding of reality Key Ruth Benedict argues that Norms and standards charge that39s how relative they are We can39t judge other cultures from our own perspectives Class exercise Name some universal moral principles by listing actions that are or should be universally prohibited Murder killing of the innocent Theft Child abuse Rapesexualassau lbsen39s quotEnemy of the Peoplequot Discussion Doctor tries to convince community that only the sophisticated are morally right after being told not to expose to the community that the medicinal bath is toxic Argues against the quotmajority of the peoplequot an uninterested illinformed majority may go for anything
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