We are considering no small Matter, but how we should live? Socrates – The Father of Ethics Moral Intuitions In order to develop a “minimum conception” of morality we need to take a look at specific cases that test our moral intuions The Trolley Problem Other Problems: The Queen vs. Dudley and Stevens Consensual Cannibalism Baby Theresa Should we take Theresa’s Organs or not? For Against Minimum requirements of Morality 1) Reason – the right thing to do is what has the best reasons to support it. Doing wrong is being irrational. 2) Impartiality – there are no morally special people. We are all moral equals, and morally speaking everyone counts exactly the same.