Bridgewater State University Philosophy/Ethics Discussion Questions

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1. Do you agree with Hume that sentiment/emotion is the source of our moral obligation? Or do you argue that reason is the foundation? Or neither? Explain.

2.Evaluate the four competing positions concerning moral obligations. Which position(s) do you prefer and why?

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Hume that Sentiment/Emotion is the Source of our Moral Obligation
I agree with Hume that sentiments or emotions are the sources of our moral obligations. Indeed,
the recommendations and judgments of people's morality are not based on reasoning but rather by
their moral sense. Typically vice is related to a feeling of pain while virtue is related to a feeling
of pleasure and happiness (Horne & Powell, 2016). Therefore people upraise the actions that are
virtuous because they make them feel good. On the other hand, people avoid acts of vice because
they know they bring sorrow and pain. Therefore naturally, people's feelings control their moral
obligations...

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