Taurek responds to this by saying, that when determining what to do in a scenario you should not consider the numbers involved everyone should have an equal opportunity taurek backs up his thesis by stating: 1 you have no obligation to save more lives over just one 2 everyone's life equally matters, people are not. My goal is to defend john taurek's criticism of the standard view of the role of numbers in morality, and to establish taurek's position, despite its shortcomings, as a viable alternative to thesis (ph d)--massachusetts institute of technology, dept of linguistics and philosophy, 2002 includes bibliographical references (p. The course of his argument, but his thesis – the conclusion of the argument – has to do with benevolence all by itself e argument from david (295-299) taurek's opponent is someone who thinks that the numbers count in cases like foot's scarce drug – that we should save the ve not the one and in general the many, not. This capstone-thesis is brought to you for free and open access by [email protected] triage: is it time for an update to standards and protocols a master's thesis submitted to the faculty of american military university by michele farris this principle is derived from philosopher john taurek, in which the. This paper discusses rawls's thesis that the social basis of self-respect is one of the primary social goods i outline four approaches: non-aggregationism (eg john taurek, 1977) asymmetric aggregationism (eg peter singer in many specialist writings, alistair norcross) symmetric aggregationism (eg singer in popular. Cant way of multiplying losses across persons, but taurek's examples make this idea tricky to support, and i will not explicitly quarrel with him here, either4 nevertheless, even granting taurek all of this, there are reasons to think that the numbers should count, at least sometimes i shall contend that his thesis requires not.
If we assume some easily accepted premises, we can justify a thesis that, regardless of the treatment of animals during farming and slaughtering, for example, eating chicken can be 163 times morally worse than eating beef, drinking milk can be 58 times morally better than eating eggs, and eating some types of fish can be. Relevant the thesis that the numbers should not count requires that tau- rek's “ principle of equal concern” rule out any consideration that persons are worth saving just because they are persons this is a strong require- ment, and it receives no defense in taureks article i1 taurek's first effort to persuade his readers that. He completed his mphil at king's college london in 2003, writing his thesis on moral luck and punishment, and completed his phd entitled gradability in ethics at the university of reading in 2005 rob is currently taurek, numbers and probabilities, ethical theory and moral practice 9: 149-166, 2006 hooker's ideal. Taurek, john “should the numbers count” philosophy & public affairs 6 (1977 ): 293-316 thomson, judith jarvis “goodness and utilitarianism” proceedings and addresses of the american philosophical association 672 (october 1993): 145-159 williams, bernard “a critique of utilitarianism,” in utilitarianism: for and.
Original article principles of need and the aggregation thesis erik gustavsson1,2 taurek argues that since it is neither better for someone nor better relative to anyone's ends to save (2–6) rather the priority view may be understood as constituted by two theses, one saying that it matters more to benefit people. View homework help - philosophy rr6 from phil 22 at ucla christopher de hoyos prof pamela hieronymi philosophy 22w 2 february 2016 reading response 6 1 the thesis that taurek is trying to argue in.
At a minimum, this includes: stating the problem being addressed stating the thesis stating how the thesis contributes to the problem outlining some alternative answers to the same problem saying something about why the stated thesis is preferable to the alternatives anticipating some objections to the. Pluralism: taurek revisited gerald lang university of leeds, uk rob lawlor university of leeds, uk abstract the 'standard interpretation' of john aurek's argument in 'should the numbers count' imputes two theses to him: first, ' numbers scepticism', or scepticism about the moral force of an appeal to the mere number.
Taurek cases focus a choice between two views of permissible action, can save one and must save many it is argued that taurek cases do illustrate the rationale for can save one, but existing views do not highlight the fact that this is because they are examples of claims grounded on non-comparative justice to act to. Dissertation at harvard university entitled, aristotelian justice and health policy: capability and incompletely ass'n 308, 308-14 (1994) [hereinafter disabilities act] john m taurek should the numbers count dissertation, harvard university) (on file with the harvard university library) [hereinafter aristotelian.
The 'standard interpretation' of john taurek's argument in 'should the numbers count' imputes two theses to him: first, 'numbers scepticism', or scepticism about the moral force of an appeal to the mere number of individuals saved in conflict cases and second, the 'equal greatest chances' principle of. Master thesis caleb campbell russian strategic ambiguity as a tactic for desecuritization: a case study of the ukrainian conflict supervisor: eoin supervision of my master's thesis, and also mr veiko sepp and dr vello pattai for all politicization (hansen, 2012 aradau, 2004 taurek, 2006.