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PHIL 174g Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Seat Belt, Chemotherapy, Bath Salts

Lecture Notes for 1/28 We can imagine a spectrum from clearly good paternalistic laws to clearly bad paternalistic laws. Possible paternalistic laws will lie somewhere on this spectrum; some will be clearly good, some wi...

Philosophy
PHIL 174g
Jake Ross
PHIL 174g Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Libertarian Paternalism, Paternalism, Seat Belt

Lecture Notes, 01-26 Today we’ll start with the reading and then move on to paternalism more generally. What was the thesis from the Husak that we already mentioned last class? - That the standard ways of justifyi...

Philosophy
PHIL 174g
Jake Ross
PHIL 174g Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: The Affluent Society, High Standard Manufacturing Company, Paternalism

Today:  Continue discussion of criteria for a just law  Paternalism What makes a law just? (continued from last class) Categories for views on law-worthiness: 1. Discrimination-based views 2. Benefit-...

Philosophy
PHIL 174g
Jake Ross
PHIL 174g Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Necessity And Sufficiency, Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990

Lecture Notes, 1/19 What formula should the robot use to determine what is a good law? We’re looking for necessary and sufficient conditions for which bills should be made into laws. “Michael (the robot) should make a ...

Philosophy
PHIL 174g
Jake Ross
PHIL 174g Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Geometric Shape, Natural Philosophy, Parallelogram

Lecture Notes, 01-14 Electronics policy: No electronic devices (e.g. phones, laptops, ect…) are permitted in lecture or discussion section, and using them in class will impact participation grades (TAs will look out for ...

Philosophy
PHIL 174g
Jake Ross
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Pyrrhonism, Lucretius, Atomism

Paper: lay out argument that author provides, try and raise objections to argument (lucretius says ultra fine particles throughout body, everything is made out of matter, therefore everything is made out of matter, then tr...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Jean-Paul Sartre, Baruch Spinoza, Arthur Schopenhauer

*Focus on particular elements in answers -Make intro very clear: give direction as to where question is going 5) • Political liberalism v. libertarianism ◦ Relationship of ...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Egotism, Henry Sidgwick

Hard to all Nietzsche a nihilist -Thinks the question “is there value in the universe?” a stupid question -Rejects platonism The question “Is there value in the universe?” presupposes that there is another universe...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Pythagorean Theorem, Lucretius, Latin Literature

(All based on first assigned reading) Source of original thought = Epicurus -Translation is done from Greek -> Latin Lucretius put the philosophial theses of Epicurus in poetic form (poetic work was done in meter but ...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Epicureanism, Stoicism, Ataraxia

Supernatural Package 1. Existence of a God who has certain purposes/plans 2. Existence of an immortal, simple soul- is the seat of rationality and cognition. -Every human being, human begins alone...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Baruch Spinoza, Omnipotence

Spinoza’s Argument: -No two substances can have shared attributes -God is omnipotent and all powerful -He has completely different powerful attributes *Something without an attribute creates...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Christian Mortalism, Arthur Schopenhauer, Epicureanism

Void (empty) vs. Plenum (full) -People who believe in Plenum, deny that there is a void and that the Earth is just PACKED with atoms -Atoms are just squeezing through other atoms What’s the point of living if all ther...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Lucretius, World View, Epicureanism

The Meaning of Life? What does the question mean: -Purpose (What is the purpose of life?) -Importance vs. the values or beliefs of a person (What gives life value?) -What exactly do people val...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Floodgate

People should be permitted to identify with whatever social group that they chose- people should be respectful of that group; ends that the group has -Goes on to illustrate first amendment- rejecting accommodationist views...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
PHIL 168g Lecture 6: Paper 2 Help - Discussion
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Paper2 Help - Discussion Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:09 AM How to structure paper: I. Reconstruct Philo's Argument(1/4thofthepaper) a. Do that b. Spendsometime defendingthepremises, intuitively sayingwhy...

Philosophy
PHIL 168g
Mc Cann Edwin
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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