ECON 2010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Joel Feinberg

16 views6 pages
17 Sep 2018
School
Department
Course
Professor

Document Summary

The moment we gasp our first breath we believe breathing is important. Same goes with our beliefs, from religion to theories. We tend to believe something usually by having prior knowledge or experience of some sort. We"re constantly shaping our beliefs due to new evidence or past evidence that best accommodates us. Clifford an english mathematician and philosopher, shows the ethical importance of our belief"s premise. He shows how the development of one"s beliefs determines if one is right or wrong, despite the content of the belief itself. Beliefs in themselves have a wide-spread feature to them thus he argues that it can be potentially dangerous with a false pretense despite the action based on the belief. Clifford begins with an example where belief and ethics play an important role in one"s decisions. A ship-owner was about to send to a sea an emigrant ship.

Get access

Grade+20% off
$8 USD/m$10 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Grade+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
40 Verified Answers
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Class+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
30 Verified Answers

Related Documents