Lecture Notes.
 
  

 
Module Six: Session Five

The Three Bases for Ethics

People are Rational

 

The Three Bases for Ethics

  • People are animals (in a biological sense).
  • People are social.
  • People are rational.

3. People are Rational

  • a. Basic concepts to all are . . .
    • 1. Time
    • 2. Space
    • 3. Causation
  • b. We are autonomous moral agents, which means . . .
    • 1. We have free choice
    • 2. We understand the concept of ought
  • c. From this it follows that one ought to make certain choices and avoid others. To do otherwise would be immoral.
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