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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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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 4th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)

Week 4 James Koket

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The one area of concern with Caputo in which I totally agree is his thought of our obligations. I wrote extensively about this subject in our last live journal post, but I will talk about it again, because I truly believe it is the most accurate and important point we have discussed so far in this class, at least in my eyes. Caputo states in his "Poet's obligation" that we must begin our obligations right now, in the middle of whatever we are doing. There is no better time than right now to start fulfilling our obligations. And, like I stated in the last post, I believe this obligation is our obligation to ourselves as human beings and a society. We are obligated, not necessarily to take care of each other, but to look out for each other. Each man is responsible for thier own lives, but it is everyone's obligation to make sure that people run thier lives to the fullest potential in order for society to function. He states that obligation is Earthbound, which I take as that our obligation is here on Earth, not to a higher power. We must help eachother, here in life. That is what I see as earthbound obligation.
I do not really agree with Caputo's view of communication with the heavens. Maybe some people are able to gain some strenth and ambition or hope from a heavenly figure, but I do not think necessarily we can communicate with the heavens. In our minds, people may think they are talking with a higher power, but I do not feel that we are able to do this, we are bound to this earth and the beings occupying it.
From:shannonbirdy
Date:August 9th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)

Re: Week 4 James Koket

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I like how you have stated that you believe this obligation is our obligation to ourselves as human beings and a society. We are obligated, not necessarily to take care of each other, but to look out for each other. Each man is responsible for thier own lives, but it is everyone's obligation to make sure that people run thier lives to the fullest potential in order for society to function. That is a strong statement that really made me think. I definiately agree.

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