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RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Jamie Oliver'S Food Revolution, Bioethics, Myelin
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Unit 12: Case Studies - Lorenzo’s Oil provides an opportunity to consider the ethical issues around medical and scientific research o The situation in Lorenzo’s Oil is perhaps not typical of m...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture 25: Unit 11 Decline
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Decline - Things can decline/get worse in people and society - When the society is in decline, it is difficult for an individual to do the right thing o For example, a person may try to be a goo...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture 23: Unit 11 Potentiality and Actuation
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- Potentiality o Refers to the basic features that can be assigned to any human o All humans have needs and capacities o Needs are the things that are required for a good life ...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Intentionality
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Social - Now we consider the terms: cooperation, institutions, roles, and tasks, good of order - Individual goods need to be provided on a regular basis o This requires some system or setup for...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Funeral Director
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The Structure of the Good – A Model of Human Cooperation - In order to study ethics we need to extend the results of self-appropriation to include, not only our manner of operating as individuals, but also how...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: International Monetary Fund, World Health Organization
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Unit 11: Values in Their Social Context Readings - Chapter 8 pages 110-130 Introduction - Focus has been on self-appropriation - Explored both our animal and human nature and have considered how we...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Dharma, Jewish Ethics, Socalled
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Faiths and Beliefs - Could call ‘faith’ that which orientates religious people to transcendent reality o Those who have faith would claim to possess an inner conviction about the ultimate ...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Religious Experience, Abraham Maslow, Noble Eightfold Path
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Religion and Healing - In children there naturally arises the question of origins, our ultimate meaning and destiny: where did we come from, who are we, and where are we going? - As adults, it is quest...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Old Habits Die Hard, Traditional African Religion, Big Bang
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Unit 10: Transcending Limits – The Religious Context of Ethics and Morality Readings - Chapter 7 page 95-109 Introduction - Distinction between being spiritual and being religious - People who ident...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture 16: Unit 5: The Dynamic Structure of Caring
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The Dynamic Structure of Caring - Examining what we care about adds the tasks of planning, evaluation, and deciding to that structured wonder o Happens because the same operations are repeated b...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Ambivalence, Girlfriend, Helen Keller
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Knowing Values - If living life were only a matter of knowing the facts, there would be no need to study ethics - Our actions indicate that we also recognize and act on our judgements about what is ...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Shyness, Egotism, Social Exclusion
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Unit 9: Obstacles to Moral Development Readings - Chapter 6, Pages 82-94 Introduction - Development doesn’t only occur because of a successful performance - Learning is a process of trail and error...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture 14: Unit 5: Readings, Introduction, Belief and Summary
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Unit 5: Patterns of Doing Readings - Chapter 5 Pages 59-64 Introduction - Much of what we claim to know in any field of study we didn’t figure out on our own o Matters of belief Belief ...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture 13: Unit 4: From Experience to Understanding & From Understanding to Judgement
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From Experience to Understanding All the patterns of experience, involve both a particular flow of experience and the mediation or intervention In one way or another, of the elements human knowing which direct the flow ...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute
RELS 2610 Lecture 12: Unit 4: Introduction, Types of Questions & Levels of Human Consciousness
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Unit 4: Patterns of Knowing Readings Chapter 4 Pages 4557 Introduction Wo consciousness there is no data Wo data there is nothing to know We ca be conscious without knowing, but we cant know without being conscious Typ...

Religious Studies
RELS 2610
michael Shute

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