Class Notes (834,885)
Canada (508,790)
Philosophy (940)
PHLB09H3 (316)
Lecture

Biomedical - Session 2

5 Pages
97 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLB09H3
Professor
Kelin Emmett
Semester
Winter

Description
Biomedical - Session 2  hard cases  ex. a baby is born with anencephaly (absence of cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum)  new definition of death  whole brain death  traditional definition of death  not breathing  court decided that it would be problematic  precedent to rule in favor of the parents  moral theory and ethics  right or wrong behaviour and why  how ought we behave  what is right or wrong  what has value and why  "cause" versus "meant to"  cause: straight, coherent, consistent  meant to: allows room for deviation  morality is goal orientated, an instrument to a certain goal  pragmatic versus non-instrumental characterizations  pragmatic: instrumental characterization  technical system with certain set of rules  metaethics  considering if morality can exist and such  ex. metaethical concerns are more than "what do I do" questions, one version to a set of questions and examines what morality is (is it subjective or objective), a step removed  ex. Q. does morality exist?  ethics and morality  interchangeable use despite slight difference  source of morality, illusions  possible to agree on normative and disagree on metaethical  Q. what is rational nature and potential rational nature  ex. coma, vegetable, fetus  2 levels of analysis and justifications explaining moral disagreement  1. metaethical  2. normative  in-class assumptions discussion  1. begin with assumptions  2. challenge assumptions  applied ethics  study of morality, problems associated with specific practical context  ex. such as medicine or research, and so on  problematic concept, artificial view that it's cerebral only a
More Less

Related notes for PHLB09H3

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit