test #2 more terms
- University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
- Philosophy 2103
- test #2 more terms
Last Modified: 2012-04-09
“golden mean”- (virtuous actions) intermediate between vices of excess/ deficiency. The right thing to do- the middle ground of doing too little and too much. Ex. Courage= middle part, Too much action= fullheartedness,rashness, Too little= coward.
Internal goods- what you get in response to that activity and only that activity.
External goods- only contingently related. Can get from other activities too. (can get money lots of different ways.)
Supererogatory act- (morally praise worthy but not obligated to do them)- beyond your duty & saints & heroes, even though rare, should still recognize them b/c gives us something to strive to be like (guidelines).
(drugged them and made them believe certain things) we should be engineered to fulfill our role in society & be smart enough to be happy with it. Give them enough intelligence to be happy with their role, therefore happy in life. They inject happiness, therefore no longer have freedom, or their own lives
Practical imperative (“principle of humanity)
don’t use other people, don’t treat them a certain way just because of what they can do for you. Never treat them as a tool. Only have to have respect for rational beings. Ex. Torturing the man to find the bomb.efinition
act only according to a maxim which could become a universal law
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