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Lecture: "Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature: 25. Tying up Loose Ends"Add to Queue

Course :  Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970


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Professor Gendler begins with brief introductory remarks about the course's methodology, explaining the approach that was taken to reading and presenting various articles. She continues with a discussion of Cass Sunstein's work on social norms, looking particularly at his account of the willingness to pay/willingness to accept distinction. The lecture continues with a consideration of how this distinction---and the heuristic reasoning that gives rise to it---might be used to explain our responses to the trolley problem. In the final segment of the lecture, Professor Gendler offers a way of thinking systematically about relations among the political philosophical views of Thomas Hobbes, John Rawls and Robert Nozick. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introductory Remarks 05:21 - Chapter 2. Cass Sunstein on Social Norms 16:56 - Chapter 3. Responses to the Trolley Problem 26:54 - Chapter 4. Hobbes, Rawls, and Nozick

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