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1

Descriptive empirical inquiry

historical or scientific
-Goal is to describe phenomena of morality or to work out a theory of human nature

2

Philosophers generally divide into two camps

-Those who hold deontological theories
-those who are teleological in their views

3

Teleological theory

-End result in mind
-Consequence-based
-ultimate criterion of what is morally right, wrong or obligatory is the non-moral value that is brought into being

4

Deontological theory

-rule-based
-do not agree that the morally right, wrong, or obligatory is determined by what promotes the greatest good over evil
-an act may be right and good even if it does not produce the greatest amount of good for self, society or the universe

5

Overall points of essay

-Teleological vs. deontological theory
-Micah 6:8
-Should we obey God even if it means to disobey the government?
-Our only obligation is to do the loving thing

6

Holmes' view

-There are definite rules to live by, but when these rules conflict we should look at justice and love to help guide our course
-Justice and love are not left to our own interpretation but is based upon the justice and love of God as demonstrated in the Bible

7

Role of philosophical and biblical paradigms

Help us to evaluate the tough bioethical issues of our day