PHL105Y5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Chemical Warfare

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2 Apr 2016
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It is obvious - killing for sport is immoral and helping the poor is moral: morality is prescriptive (not descriptive, morality is impartial (treats every individual the same way) 3: morality is flexible, the moral community included animals not just humans, thus, utilitarianism is true (it shouldn"t be surprising that premises 1-5 is true, the theory predicts the observations) Noted the attractiveness of each premise in last week"s slide. All lives matter and none is worth more than others. Don"t we think that one ought to care more about the wellbeing of one"s family than that of strangers. Would rather spend money on one"s child than other people"s children (partiality to one"s family) Loyalty to a friend than to a stranger. A perfect utilitarian would be a moral" monster, leaving friends and family behind in the name of improving more overall wellbeing.

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