How does Bernard Williams define philosophy and what does he think it has to offer us in terms of thinking about ethics? What are the limits to what philosophy can offer?

1,How does Bernard Williams define philosophy and what does he think it has to offer us in terms of thinking about ethics? What are the limits to what philosophy can offer?

2,What are the differences between morality and ethics?

3,How do you think we should go about answering Socrates’ question: ‘how should one live?’

4,Describe the positions Webb Keane describes as the ‘first-person stance’ and the ‘third-person stance.’ Why does he think both are important to understanding what constitutes ethical life?

5,What does Webb Keane think we can learn about ethics by looking at fights between customers and staff at Starbucks, New York crack dealers, Sumbanese villagers, or feminist consciousness-raising groups?

6,Reflect on a recent time in which you have had to give an account of yourself. What can you learn about your place in a morality system by exploring a moment in which you found yourself justifying, excusing, accusing, explaining, denying, praising or blaming?

You will be assessed on the following criteria

Ability to articulate the range of answers to the question of ‘what is ethics?’ through direct engagement with the two texts.

Ability to reflect on and articulate your own definition of ethics.

Clarity of expression and structure.

Correct and consistent referencing

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