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Egoism, Deontology, Divine Command

Quiz by Paulett, John

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  • Q1
    the moral claim of ethical egoism
    act in a way that maximizes self-interest.
  • Q2
    you argue that others ought to maximize their good, yet if you are to maximize your own good you need to believe that others ought to maximize it too.
    Self-contradictory claim of ethical egoism
  • Q3
    if two people both need to have one thing that the other cannot have, you must say it is in both of their self interests that they ought to have one thing, yet if they were ethical egoist then they'd have to say both people ought to do the same thing.
    Inconsistent claim of ethical egoism
  • Q4
    "I believe only I should act in my own self interest, but I don't care how others act"
    Personal Ethical Egoism
  • Q5
    "All people should serve my self-interest"
    Individual Ethical Egoism
  • Q6
    "Every person should pursue their self interest exclusively"
    Universal Ethical Egoism
  • Q7
    the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.
  • Q8
    Set forth the first principles of morality. Show how to justify these principles, and, as a result, elucidate (make clear) a conception of a life of excellence for people.
    Three criteria to judge if a moral theory is valid
  • Q9
    What is right or wrong is what God says is right or wrong.
    Divine Command Theory
  • Q10
    x is obligatory; x is commanded by God
    Strong Divine Command Theory
  • Q11
    The commands of God are coextensive with the commands of morality. God's commands do not determine morality but inform us of morality's content.
    Weak Divine Command Theory
  • Q12
    We must believe that God exists because the requirements of morality are too much for us to bear.
    Kant's reason for believing in God
  • Q13
    "out of nothing, nothing becomes"
    ex nihilo, nihilism fit
  • Q14
    According to Kant, what is the opposite of necessity?
  • Q15
    The opposite of autonomy

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