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July 31st, 2005

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10:32 pm - Week 4: Agree & Disagree
To earn 10 points of credit for Intro to Moral Issues, please respond to the question below. Your response needs to be 150 - 200 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.

Name one thing that Caputo discusses in _Against Ethics_ that you agree with, and explain why. Also, name one thing that Caputo discusses that you disagree with, and explain why. Note: You may agree and disagree with different aspects of the same point.

To earn another 10 points of credit, please respond to any comment your classmates posted to this topic. Your response needs to be 75 - 100 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.

Due Thursday, 8/4

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Date:August 4th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Carrie Barnes_DominikKabacinski

To answer every obligation would be like saying Yes to everything, regardless if it’s good or bad for you. I can't save the whole world. I can only try and be helpful whenever I can. Maybe some obligations cannot be fulfilled in that exact moment, but 10 years from then, who knows. I think that we do have and obligation to help people, but we also have an obligation to live and help our families so that someday WE don't have to be helped.
Date:August 4th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Carrie Barnes_DominikKabacinski

Sometimes the answer may be "No." The goal of listening to obligation and really thinking about the root of the "call to action" you feel does not mean that you must leap into every burning building. It does mean that even when a thing seems small, or time seems short, we need to look harder at what pulls us towards other people and, if we expessed that more often, we might find that we have slowly changed the whole world through our concern.

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