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Argument Evaluation # 1 – Is morality universal?
In your own words, identify the argument or arguments in the following passage. Be certain to clearly identify the premise(s) and the conclusion for any argument. Indicate whether the premises require empirical (evidential) or conceptual support. Indicate the degree of logical connectedness (necessary, strong, weak, none) of the argument.
Given the above, indicate whether or not you accept the conclusion of the argument.
Your evaluation should be no longer than two, double-spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margin pages. Please do not cite outside sources. Be sure to include your full name and student number.
It is due at the beginning of class on July 10th. No email submissions will be accepted.
“Morality is often thought to be universal. If something is wrong, it's supposed to be wrong for everybody; for instance if it's wrong to kill someone because you want to steal his wallet, then it's wrong whether you care about him or not. But if something's being wrong is supposed to be a reason against doing it, and if your reasons for doing things depend on your motives and people's motives can vary greatly, then it looks as though there won't be a single right and wrong for everybody. There won't be a single right and wrong, because if people's basic motives differ, there won't be one basic standard of behavior that everyone has a reason to follow” (Nagel
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