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Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHIL 1010
Professor
Kyle Bromhall
Study Guide
Final

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PHIL 1010
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Welcome to PHIL1010: Social and Political Philosophy
Introductory Info
Instructor – Dr. Kyle Bromhall
Email – kbromhal@uoguelph.ca
Office – MCKN 332, Wednesday 10:30-12:30
Weekly reflection due in paper in Thursday seminars
Response paper #1 is due October 17th
Response paper #2 is due November 14th
Final exam is December 6th from 8:30am-10:30am
Philosophy: What is it?
Study of the big questions
Gives a way to defend position
A medium to explore different perspectives
The questioning of everything for the sake of becoming wiser
Logic and critical thinking
The sustained attempt to think clearly about topics which are foundational to the human
experience through the employment of dialectic and logic
A set of tools that can be applied to a certain set of questions
Inherent social aspect of philosophy; must involve discussing and engaging with someone
else
Philosophy is different than other disciplines, and there is essentially no memorization that
comes along with it; philosophy is more interested in reasoning processes and theoretical
precision than memorizing all the little things
Key Terms
Stop using the words “right” and “wrong” to describe actions
Morally permissible
oOkay if you do it, okay if you don’t
Morally impermissible
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oNot okay for you to do it
Morally obligatory
oIt is never okay to not do it
Morally supererogatory
oMorally permissible but especially praiseworthy
Many social-political problems hinge on differing beliefs about the moral status of an action
or set of actions
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