Ethicists can disagree on the paths to ethical truths. Blaise Pascal’s work, Pensées outlines his thoughts about that journey. He wrote, “The heart has its reasons which reason does not know.” Review intuition in Wood’s AXIOLOGY, SELF-DECEPTION, AND MORAL WRONGDOING IN BLAISE PASCAL’S PENSÉES. To what is Pascal referring when he wrote, “the heart”? How might this be a valid path to ethical truth? What advantages could this path have over reason or emotion?
- Clearly declare a stance/thesis in introductory paragraph
- Two full pages are required
- Cover page and reference page required
- APA formatting is required
- Two pieces of support from the week’s material are required
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Documents to help you:
- Grading rubric for this assignment (Course Lounge)
- “Writing an Ethics Paper” (Course Lounge)
- Hondros College APA Style Guide (APA Resources tab)
- APA Paper Template (APA Resources tab)
Readings and Required Materials
Ethical Decision-Making Presentation
Wood-Axiology Self-deception Moral Wrongdoing (Read pages 355-362)
Wood, W. (2009) Axiology, self-deception, and moral wrongdoing in Blaise Pascal’s Pensées. Journal of Religious Ethics. 37 (2) p.355-384 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2008.00377.x.
Web link: Emotion and Reason
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