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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLB07H3
Professor
Kelin Emmett
Semester
Winter

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PHLB07 - Week 1, Lecture 1 Moral Theory and Moral Practice Weekly Readings: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas - Ursula Le Guin The Ring of Gyges - Plato Psychological Egoism - Joel Feinberg Why is the news so depressing? Why should such things bother us? • Why do we hold people responsible? And for what exactly? • What are our responsibilities to others? And to whom are we responsible? • Is there really such a thing as “right” and “wrong”? • What makes “right” actions “right” and “wrong” actions “wrong”. These are ethical questions, which demand philosophical investigation The study of ethics: • Metaethics - the study of the source and nature of morality and moral judgments. • Normative Ethics - concerns the standards of right and wrong conduct. • “Practical” Ethics - “applied” ethics: how ought we to behave? Think of ethics as the practice of trying to convince yourself and others of the truth, or acceptability, of ethical beliefs and practices. In philosophy,
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