Feb 1 – Other Types of Values
Contending with Ethical Disagreements
1.) Disagreements about whether a situation is a moral situation or a moral issue
Attempt to show that there is or isn’t something significant that affects those in the
We need to take in welfare, fair treatment and fairness to other players when
deciding if something is moral or immoral
2.) Disagreements about what best contributes to the welfare and fair treatment
in a particular situation. What are the values that contribute?
Through discussion, attempt to get at what contributes most to significant interests
We need to convince our reader to pay attention to the values we have chosen.
3a.) is it possible to convince a self interested person to be ethical by prociding
ethical reasons? This is an epistemological question (how we know what we know)
Is it possible to convince an ethical person to be self-interested by providing self-
3b.) is it possible to convince a self-interested person to be ethical by providing a
self-interested reason to be ethical?
Is it possible to convince an ethical person to be self-interested by providing ethical
reasons to be self-interested?
4. Agreement with moral values but disagreement with means to achieve
Through discussion, attempt to get at w