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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 06:58 pm (UTC)

Gerard Volpe

I really think that i can agree and disagree at the same time on the topic of obligations and ethics. I believe that obligations are something that is different to everyone, what one person feels obligated to do another person may not feel obligated to do at all. I think that the way a person is raised has a huge impact on what they feel obligated to do, and it also shows the ethics a person has. I do not see obligations as something that you know i see it as something that you feel. For example when i feel obligated to do something i will feel terrible if i do not do it and i think that comes from the way i was raised. I disagree that some people think that obligations and ethics are something that just come to you, i feel that you can control both of these, i think that you are able to control your actions which can control your ethics. I also feel that you control what you are obligated to do but like i said before i think the way that you were raised shows because you probably feel obligated to do more things.
Date:August 4th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)

Rebecca Riddle---response to Gerard Volpe

I agree with you that the way you are raised has a great influence on your obligations, and I also agree that obligation is not something that you just know. I think that I am the only one that can decide what is right or wrong for me. I control my beliefs about certain things, and I can change my beliefs at any time. What I feel obligated to do today may not be the same as what I feel obligated to do next week. While my raising does have an impact on what I am obligated to do, I may decide that my raising wasn't correct, and change my views, therefore changing my obligations.

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