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Are there moral facts and objective moral values, that are as real, and as certain, as the fact that 2 + 2 equals 4? If you want to say yes to this, that there are objective moral values that apply to everyone and that every situation has an … [Continue reading]
Philosopher Jeremy Bentham focused on happiness. The maximum amount of happiness for the most people. It is this that drove his version of utilitarianism. Being that we ought to consider only the consequences of an act in order to determine its … [Continue reading]
Eudaimonism is a type of moral philosophy that focuses on an action and asks whether or not that action enhances the well-being of the person who performs the action. According to Aristotle, the way to eudaimonia is by performing our actions in … [Continue reading]
In our pursuit of what we ought to do when faced with any particular situation we started off with Normative ethics. Particular the category of Normative ethics knows as Deontology. In the last episode we were introduced to the Divine Command Theory, … [Continue reading]
Looking towards God for the answer as to what we should or should not do is a form of deontology called 'Divine Command Theory'. This idea that God's commands provides us with a moral compass has attracted the attention of some big names in … [Continue reading]
As far back as we can go, our beliefs have always been based on one simple maxim. If this then that. As much as we want to... we can't change the past. So why fret about? Life is all about cause and effect. Could it be that what we perceive as a … [Continue reading]