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Lecture 19

PHLB05H3 Lecture Notes - Consequentialism
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Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHLB05H3
Professor
Joshua Brandt
Lecture
19

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Lecture 19: More on the concepts of Favoritism (Cottingham)
- Personal Interests
o Justifying partiality is in virtue of its connection to a persos iterest.
- Argument of partiality:
o nobody can lead a life of distinctive value.
o must create some space to do things you care about.
o Objection: this view egotistical?
Response: No. (answer in next point).
- how does partiality relate to close connections?
o without partiality, valuable relationships cannot exist
o family is NECESSARY in fulfilling human life.
o having impartiality will result in no friends.
o Human flourishment cannot guard down consequentialism (normal ethical
theories).
- Is Cottighas arguet suessful?
o Maybe; How could Singer respond to this?
He could say that people have fulfilling lives by devoting themselves to
the good of the world.
- Partiality and racism:
o We dot eed rais; ut e do eed projets (thigs people do that proide
enjoyment) & relationships for living fulfilling lives.
- Partiality and Nationality:
o needs more investigation done
o ulear if e NEED it or dot NEED it.
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- Justification of National Partiality (Hurka)
o How we can justify national partiality (main point)
- Justification of Love
o what justifies love? Definitely not these:
race
mistreating
o Therefore, love is not justified.
o Justifies our love? Stereotypical answers:
Attractiveness
Intelligence
Sense of humor
deet perso
The stuff above doest justify loe. Why?
o if another person has the same qualities that are similar to
another person (possibly better); they would move to that
other person.
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Lecture 19: More on the concepts of Favoritism (Cottingham) - Personal Interests o Justifying partiality is in virtue of its connection to a persons interest. - Argument of partiality: o nobody can lead a life of distinctive value. o must create some space to do things you care about. o Objection: this view egotistical? Response: No. (answer in next point). - how does partiality relate to close connections? o without partiality, valuable relationships cannot exist o family is NECESSARY in fulfilling human life. o having impartiality will result in no friends. o Human flourishment cannot guard down consequentialism (normal ethical theories). - Is Cottinghams argument successful? o Maybe; How could Singer respond to this? He could say that people have fulfilling lives by devoting themselves to the good of the world. - Partiality and racism: o We dont need racism; but we do need projects (things people do that provide enjoyment) & relationships for living fulfilling lives. - Partiality and Nationality: o needs more investigation done o unclear if we NEED it or dont NEED it. ______________________________________________________________________________ - Justification of National Partiality (Hurka) o How we can justify national partiality (main point) - Justification of Love o what justifies love? Definitely not these: race mistreating o Therefore, love is not justified. o Justifies our love? Stereotypical answers: Attractiveness Intelligence Sense of humor decent person The stuff above doesnt justify love. Why? o if another person has the same qualities that are similar to another person (possibly better); they would move to that other person. o In that case, you would also be justified in abandoning love o Consider the case: your love is cloned. Should you love the original or the clone? The original because, there is a virtue connection to the original. [the past and future matter] o we do not love someone based off of intrinsic qualities. - Hurkas proposal: o Historical properties of a person matter. o Despite all of this though, intrinsic qualities also matter. If the qualities were to change (despite the historical qualities), then you are justified in abandoning. - What histories matter? o history of interaction => justified relationship (justify partiality) o Histories involve mutual wrongd
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