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Intro to Ethics weekly notes

by: Megan Hansel

Intro to Ethics weekly notes PHIL 160

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Week of March 21st
Introduction to Ethics
Lara Giordano
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Date Created: 03/27/16
March 21 2016 Ethics Emphasizes on pleasure and utilitarianism  Utilitarianism: maximize the amount of happiness in the world  Epicureanism: individual happiness o Negative theory of happiness  Emphasizing the absence of happiness  Absence of pain not the presence of pleasure  Khara=joy o When you die your soul is gone  But God’s souls do not die when they die Metaphysics:  Idealism vs. materialism  Materialism: about the physical stuff, all that exists is matter  Idealism: about theories and concepts making up reality Epicureanism:  Mind natural function (reasoning) was to maximize pleasure and minimize pain  Pleasure and pain= beginning and the end of the good life (basis of a good life) Kendoxia Ataraxia: tranquility or absence of mental irritation; freedom of anxiety Validity of a desire- based on its correspondence Physical well- to a genuine being life itself Requireme necessary happiness nt (Eudamonia) Pleasant things; Natur unnecessa tasty food, al ry drinking, sex, Desire ect. (hedone Empty pursuit of happiness) Immorality, No genuine wealth, fame referents; not real objects in the world


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