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PHIL 2025-001 Midterm Exam Study Guide Be prepared to answer questions similar to the following: 1. What is the difference between a consequentialist moral theory and a deontological moral theory? 2. What is good according to a divine command theorist? 3. What makes something good according to a cultural relativist? 4. What does a Utilitarian mean by “net happiness”? 5. What makes an act right or wrong according to utilitarianism? 6. What is the only thing good without qualification according to Kant? 7. What is Kant’s name for the one moral law? State the two formulations of it that we learned. Be able to apply those formulations to the example of the lying promise. 8. What is a maxim? 9. What is Aristotle’s doctrine of the mean? Apply this doctrine to the virtue of courage. 10. Consider the views of John Finnis, Michael Tooley, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Which of these philosophers thinks that a fetus is a person at conception? Which do not? Which of these thinks that abortion is never permissible? Always permissible? Sometimes permissible?
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  • Spring '08
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  • Ethics , Parable of the Good Samaritan, Abortion debate, Samaritan

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