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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?
Minimum requirements of Morality
1) Reason – the right thing to do is what has the
best reasons to support it. Doing wrong is being
2) Impartiality – there are no morally special
people. We are all moral equals, and morally
speaking everyone counts exactly the same.