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LEC 8- Sex and Morality Feb 24 2010?

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Philosophy
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PHL243H1
Professor
Phil Serchuk

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LEC 8: Sex and Morality
Feb, 24th 2010
General Remarks
Natural Law
! naturalistic observation to figure out the goal/aim of natural processes
Utilitarianism
! happiness = pleasure pain
! Act Utilitarianism < Rule Utilitarianism
! Rule: what type of rules should we set out such that if everyone follows the
rule the utility of everyone is increased
Consequentialist
! from the biological point of view, sex does have a natural function = creation of
harmonious social rules
Virtue Ethics
! is sex a worthwhile thing to spend time and energy on?
Casual Sex vs. Virtue Ethics
! casual sex is different from promiscuous involves multiple times, whereas casual
sex can be simple one time
! in casual sex relationship you are more likely to objectify your partner
Kant & Deontology
! in so far as you are rational, you will act consistently on the same act in the same
manner and this is universal
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LEC 8: Sex and Morality th Feb, 24 2010 General Remarks Natural Law naturalistic observation to figure out the goalaim of natural processes Utilitarianism happiness = pleasure pain Act Utilitarianism < Rule Utilitarianism Rule: what type of rules should we set out such that if everyone follows the rule the utility of everyone is increased Consequentialist from the biological point of view, sex does have a natural function = creation of harmonious socia
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