Cmpgroup7lecturenotesapr7

Kant
-lying is always wrong
-it is your duty to help your friends
-however, should not lie to help/protect a friend
-virtue isn't always good, only good when it's used
for something good

X ----——> Y (outcome)
deontology (lie/truth?) utilitarianism

Deontologist: more interested in "X" and what the
decision to get to an outcome is based on.
-based on intentions and principles/rules
(agency)

Categorial imperative: the rule that I use to generate
moral rules. The principle that determines moral
maxims.

Hypothetical imperative: if you want "X", then do "Y"
<-—-end state/goal
reason backwards

Good-in-itself/unqualifiedly good
Greeks: happiness (eudaimonia) = good
character/good life

There is a difference between a person who wants to be evil and a person who wants to do the right thing but does bad because they are told it is the right thing to do.
The second person can be educated to do the right thing, while the first person can't.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License