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PHIL 1401 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Negative And Positive Rights

101117 Moral vs. legal rights Human rights vs. other rights -HR are concerned with a plurality of urgent human interests -basic necessities -equality and fairness -HR are universal (?) -there is a political structure capab...

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PHIL 1401
Ali Hansen
PHIL 1401 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Euthanasia, Fetus

11/1/17 An Argument That Abortion is Wrong The Future-Like-Ours (FLO) Account What accounts for the wrongness of killing? -Killing deprives others of the value of a future like ours. What makes the goods of my f...

Philosophy
PHIL 1401
Ali Hansen
PHIL 1401 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Jeremy Bentham, Speciesism

11817 All Animals are Equal Equal Treatment vs. Equal Consideration -The basic principle of equality does not require equal or identical treatment; it requires equal consideration. Equal consideration for different beings ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1401
Ali Hansen
PHIL 1401 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Fetus, Late Termination Of Pregnancy

103017 On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion Popular but faulty pro-abortion arguments: -appeal to terrible side effects of restrictive laws -does not show restrictions are unjustified -ex. Murder is wrong regardless o...

Philosophy
PHIL 1401
Ali Hansen
PHIL 1401 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Fetus, Henry Fonda

10/23/17 1. Intentionally killing an innocent human being is murder. 2. A fetus is an innocent human being. 3. So, killing a fetus is murder. -doesnt work 1. It is arbitrary to draw a line in the...

Philosophy
PHIL 1401
Ali Hansen
PHIL 1401 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Supererogation

10/9/17 Famine, Affluence, and Morality Empirical Information -extreme poverty/absolute poverty -the extremely poor have to contend with hunger, malnutrition, widespread disease, high infant moral...

Philosophy
PHIL 1401
Ali Hansen
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Stoat, Determinism, Parking Meter

PHIL 1033 4.09.18 I. Epictetus and The Handbook There is a lot of benefit to going with the flow There is some stuff that is out of our control We are best off when we can adapt to how things are The Handbook a book that w...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Jean-Paul Sartre, Relate, The Blazing World

PHIL 1033 4.30.18 I. Some benefits of not taking ourselves so seriously Irony, humility, and lightness (724, 727) conflict and compromise II. other possible reactions to our absurdity but these dont work Try to forget (725...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Galaxy Song, Virtual Reality

PHIL 1033 4.25.18 I. Brief review II. a conspicuous discrepancy between pretension or aspiration and reality (718) Virtual reality machine Clip we watched in class Even though somebody can point out that we can t prove tha...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Homo Sapiens, Virtual Reality

PHIL 1033 4.23.18 Epictetus final thoughts All objections are to extreme Epictetus Any time frustration comes up in our lives, it is due because of the clash between our expectation and what happens Nagel The Absurd I. set...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Child Slavery, Stoicism, Ntime

PHIL 1033 4.18.18 I. Brief review Epictetus says that every time someone does something, they are doing it from their persepective II. Stoicism to the extreme? death (sect. 5) loved ones (sect. 11, 14) total detachment (se...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Stoicism

PHIL 1033 4.16.18 I. Brief review appearances and fiction o A lot of times we a re in a situation and something appears possible, but it is not o We get upset o It was unrealistic benefits of a stoic perspective o Increase...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Parking Meter, Stoicism

PHIL 1033 4.11.18 I. Change the external? Change the internal! but this can be hard (sect. 1) Once we change our expectations, we won t be upset Some people do drugs to change their internal world o This makes their experi...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Infinite Regress, Martin Heidegger

PHIL 1033 3.19.18 I. Brief review II. Integrity It matters to take a stand on what we want our desires and motivations to be, even if in the end we are not successful at changing our desires and motivations (12, 13). clip ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
PHIL 1033 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Physis, Martin Heidegger

PHIL 1033 3.28.18 I. Brief review enframing what draws our attention and interests us ? o And what do we miss? worlds and magic-eye posters! our freedom to enjoy activities that are slow or that take time to get into what ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1033
David Cunning
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Dualism (Philosophy Of Mind), Ethical Egoism, Noumenon

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM PPhilosophy METAPHYSICS I: UNIVERSALS ...

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