PHIL110B Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Sweatshop, Value Judgment, Egotism

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Ring of gyges, egoism, social action problem. Goal = to answer these questions and question the answers. Differentiate b/w good outcomes and good decisions. We are susceptible to the same type of error yet we think we are the exception. We think we are more ethical, better drivers . We don"t think we need to do the hard work. Philosophy is about giving reasons for these actions, beliefs, opinions. Not all opinions, beliefs, actions are equal. Some are better than others because they have better reasoning. In order for one to be sound or strong, it must have just as good reasoning behind it. Argumentation - a series of propositions to establish a conclusion. Beware of unspoken (hidden) assumptions: ex. P1 all roses are flowers, p2 some flowers fade, c some roses fade. No one is an island - decisions are rarely individual (even something as simple as where to buy shirts from - walmart >

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