1. DEVELOP A “DATA SET”
MAKE A LIST OF ACTIONS (OR CHARACTER TRAITS) THAT YOU THINK MOST PEOPLE WOULD THINK ARE OBVIOUSLY WRONG. VIVID, EXTREME, UNCONTROVERSIAL EXAMPLES ARE BEST.
MAKE A LIST OF ACTIONS (OR CHARACTER TRAITS) THAT YOU THINK MOST PEOPLE WOULD THINK ARE NOT WRONG. VIVID, EXTREME, UNCONTROVERSIAL EXAMPLES ARE BEST.
2. EXPLAIN WHY THE WRONG ACTIONS BELONG ON THE WRONG LIST: THAT IS, WHAT IT IS ABOUT THE WRONG ACTIONS THAT MAKE THEM WRONG.
3. HOW DO THE THEORIES FROM THE READINGS ANSWER QUESTION (2)?
Make a list of theories:
THEORIES EXPLAIN … OBSERVATIONS / DATA
Evolutionary theory .
Theories of learning.. explain how people learn…
Political Theories .. social theories..
Scientific theories … such as the Theory of relativity; theory of gravity..
Psychological theories. Freud’s theory…
If an action is like Y, then that action is wrong.
All actions that are Z are morally permissible.
A premise that gives some sufficient conditions for when an action is W, MP or MO.
Any action where A, B and C are the case are actions that are moral obligations.