Sept. 11 2012
Basic Moral Concepts: Judgements of...
- Obligation – “ought to do”
- Value – worthy of pursuit (happiness, freedom).
- Virtue – about character.
- No universally valid standards
- Validity dependent upon
o Personal choice (subjectivism)
o Cultural acceptance (conventionalism)
- Universal validity of some moral principles.
- Against “moral imperialism”
o Imperialism: The forcing of adoption of universal standards.
- Descriptive cla