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Lecture 5

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 2D03
Professor
Al Barone
Semester
Summer

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2DO3 Lecture 5Capital PunishmentIndividual and social moralityindividual concerns individual actions and choice when faced with moral dilemmas but might take into consideration what we think is good for society Example I might choose to have an abortion myself but I might still be supportive of other womens right to choosesocial concerns how society as a whole should deal with moral issues and regulate behaviour Capital punishment1963 outlawed in Canadais it moral or not4 moral principles involved1Protection of Life Principleused on both sides of the debatecapital punishment can be seen to both decrease or increase societies respect for sanctity of life2Avoidance of suffering principleused on both sides on the debatea proside capital punishment can be seen as reducing suffering for victimsbantiside capital punishment constitutes cruel and unusual punishment3Moral Autonomy Principleused on both sides on the debatea pro respect of moral autonomy requires acknowledgment of responsibility for actionsbanti people
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