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Intro To Ethics, Sept. 27

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McMaster University
V Igneski

September 27 Derek Parfit: What Makes Someone’s Life Go Best? - Hedonism: pleasure/pain as dichotomy determining value. o Narrow Hedonism: o Preference Hedonism:  What pains and pleasure have in common is their relation to our preferences and desires– fulfills individual preference.  An experience is pleasant if it is preferred – life goes better if it goes as you prefer it to go.  About our present state of mind/consciousness – introspectively discernible, affecting our states of mind.  Problem: better for me to believe I am not being deceived, irrelevant to whether or not my belief is false.  It is better for you to believe you are not being deceived, even if your belief is false, as long as it doesn’t affect your state of mind. - Desire –Fulfillment: what would best fulfill someone’s desires o Unrestricted Version: fulfillment of all my desires throughout life  Problem: does my life really go better if desires I had about someone else are fulfilled without my knowledge? o Success Version:  Only count desires about one’s own life  Deception I don’t know about is bad for me (if i desire not to be deceived)  Problem: is my life worse if my desire to be a good parent is not fulfilled because my kids are failures, even if i don’t know about it or am dead? o Summative Versions:  Appeal to all of one’s desires about her life  Assign positive
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