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Lecture number:
3
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Course:
Phi 107 - Ethics

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PHI 107 Tue and Thur Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Euthyphro II Piety III Justice Outline of Current Lecture I Arguments II Divine Command theory III Divine Thermometer theory Current Lecture Arguments are very important for philosophy o Ex p1 porches are awesome o p2 the Carrera is a porche o conclusion the Carrera is awesome o note if you accept the premises you must accept the conclusion A valid argument is one where the conclusion follows directly from its premise A sound argument is valid and true Basic argument layouts o All X are Y o Z is X o Z is Y If X the Y X Y X or Y Not X Y Note we want sound arugments These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Major Terms o Theism o Atheism o Agnosticism o Deism view that god exists but doesn t really do anything o DCT divine command theory Divine Command Theory doesn t discuss the nature of religion morality etc DCT doesn t explain why crazy people do crazy things in name of religion Is God a tyrant that punishes people eternally who disobey People only do moral things bc of fear of God see pg 69 of fundamentals of ethics Divine Thermometer theory o Rejects deism but accepts theism o You have to pick a diety o You have to pick texts translator interpretor etc Overall problematic assumption you need a lawmaker to make laws a deity to make morality



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