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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 09:43 pm (UTC)

Christian Alvarado

Caputo (and Derrida) say that we should begin to analyze our obligations at the point of where we are at this moment in our lives. From what I gather, these philosophers seem to glance at the past with a sense of prehistoric irrelevancy. If I am interpreting their words correctly (assuming there is a correct way to interpret their writings) then I find it difficult to ignore your past when attempting to evaluate your current situations; or in this case, obligations. Approaching thought, according to Caputo seems as difficult of a task as trying to discern where “The Great Beginning”, begins. It is all you past experiences and endeavors that have led you to where you are today. If one is to begin to contemplate their current obligations, it seems necessary to me that, not necessarily the beginning, but at least their past must be considered. I have enjoyed discussing Caputo, and as the case with any complex issues that are trying to be understood, I believe that I need more time with the material to comprehend what Caputo is trying to communicate.

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