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In 1864-65, two hundred boats a day coursed this water, delivering supplies for the Union lines around Richmond and Petersburg.  General U.S. Grant presided over it all… 452 more words

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Chookwatcher discovers big words in wikipedia

Consequentialism. Now there’s a big word for you.

Apparently, it’s ‘the doctrine that the morality of an action is to be judged solely by its consequences.’ 438 more words


Summary: Situation Ethics

Joseph Fletcher’s Situation Ethics

What is Situation Ethics?

  • Circumstantial
    • “Circumstances alter cases.” (Joseph Fletcher)
  • Christian principle of love to guide all moral action
    • Agape: unconditional, all-encompassing love…
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Summary: Mill's Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism and the Greatest Happiness Principle

Revisionist Approach to Bentham’s Utilitarianism

  • In response to the criticism’s made of Bentham’s ethical theory
    • Time-consuming …
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Selim Berker

Selim Berker is a Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He has a A.B. and M.A. in Physics from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  44 more words


Shelly Kagan

Shelly Kagan is the Clark Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is famous for his lectures on death (which are publicly available). He was an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, and received his PhD in philosophy from Princeton University.  76 more words


Chiquita Bananas and its link to terrorist groups


Chiquita Brands International, the giant international banana producer spent the turn of the millennium defending itself from several lawsuits due to its financing of a terrorist group in Colombia. 2,234 more words

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