PHL277 Lecture Notes Typed
First Class, September 10, 2012
There are two main questions for this course:
How am I going to live my life? (moral, more individual)
How are we going to live our life together? (political, societal)
Perhaps some answers or goods to these questions are better than others, but what defines
better? And for whom?
Are there truths about what is better? Subjectively there can be? Perhaps analysing what is
better by question and cause can help find an answer?
But do truths have to be universal? Meaning do they have to mean the same thing, or hold the
same value everywhere and if they don’t, can they be considered a truth?