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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 09:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Rebecca Riddle from ROBERT HOUPE

I agree that every individual person's socialization and experiences make up their frame of reference for what they feel and how they act. If everyone had the same background and experience, then there would probably be less misunderstanding in the world; and less flaws in society.

The world is not static. I agree that the past shouldn't create an unbreakable precedent for what is right or wrong (or desirable). It can be tricky though. How do you know when to keep history, or when to modify it.

Our country's Constitution is an example. The Supreme Court can be split on the interpretation of the document. Are the words and their literal meanings untouchable, OR should we speculate "well, the founders didn't intend for it to mean...." How could they though; would they ever have envisioned the internet or space travel?

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