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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHI1102
Professor
Andrew Sneddon
Semester
Winter

Description
Philosophy­ Week 4 Class  MIDTERM Layout & material Animal rights, syllabus 2 essay questions applied ethics­ homosexuality/ animal rights Moral agency vs. moral patience. Understanding terms of implicit social agreement­ Narvessen Peoples positions in reading. Show knowledge of course material. Talk about strengths and weaknesses Relationship between nature and morality  Leven­ moral relevance of thoughts about the 2 things. Leven thinks 1) Being homosexual will lead to unhappiness; steps should be taken so that people  don’t fall into this unhappiness. They are unhappy because its unnatural. 2) Homosexuality is problematic ­ not that its wrong, but it is unwise & thinks state should take steps to make sure  kids don’t become homosexual Worried that it is unnatural or abnormal, try to defend that unmoral or unnatural is  morally problematic Levin argues that homosexuality acts are prudently bad because they are unnatural.  The concept “natural” and unnatural are very slippery, contrary to our first assumptions,  and I t is very difficult to make a convincing case that things that are unnatural in some  clear sense are either conductive to unhappiness or immoral Have questions about natural and good/ unnatural and bad. Sometimes unnatural is seen as 
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