Washington university Goodness: Intention and Desire

Washington university Goodness: Intention and Desire

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A) What is the importance of intentions when evaluating an ethical result? How do you know the importance of them—is it determined by you, the observer? By the result itself? By the intender?

B) How do you evaluate whether a being is “good at” being good? What standards do you use, and can you be wrong?

C) Are emotions important when forming ethical claims? Do we have ethical obligations to experience or evaluate emotions?

D) Do we have a duty to connect our ethical claims and our moral actions? If we do, what does failure mean? If we do not, is there any connection between our ethics and our actions?

E) Consider the case of Frankenstein’s monster. Did he have agency? How do we know?