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Basic Moral Philosophy

Basic Moral Philosophy

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Published by Thalia Sanders
ETHICS CLASS
ETHICS CLASS

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Published by: Thalia Sanders on Jan 29, 2013
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Lawrence M. Hinman, Ph.D.
Director, The Values Institute 
niversity of San Diego
1/29/2013
 
(c) Lawrence M. Hinman 2002
 
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Basic MoralOrientationsOverview
 
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On what basis do we make moral decisions?
“Do what the Bible tells you”
--Divine CommandTheories
“Follow your conscience”
--TheEthics ofConscience
“Watch out for #1”
--Ethical Egoism
“Do the right thing”
--The Ethics of Duty
“Don't dis' me”
--The Ethics of Respect 
...all Men are created ...with certain unalienable
Rights”
--The Ethics of Rights
“Make the world a better place”
--Utilitarianism
“Daddy, that’s not fair”
--The Ethics of Justice
“Be a good person”
--Virtue Ethics
 
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"Do what the Bible tells you”
 Divine Command Theories
Being good is equivalentto doing whatever theBible--
or the Qur’an or 
some other sacred text orsource of revelation--tellsyou to do.
“What is right” equals“What God tells me to do.”
 

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