PHI2396 FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS

PHI2396 FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS - Briefly defend your answer....

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PHI 2396B: Final Exam Preparation Questions Only six of these will appear on the final exam 1. Rachels claims that since physicians withhold treatment during passive euthanasia, and are therefore responsible, this situation is open to moral assessment. Callahan disagrees with Rachels on this point. Explain both of their respective positions. 2. Callahan proposes that ‘unbearable suffering’ is not enough on its own to justify active euthanasia. What is his argument? Do you agree with his position? Defend your answer. 3. What moral distinction does Thomson rely on to argue that we do not always have an obligation to keep even a person alive in certain situations? Does this distinction always help her position, or does it sometimes hurt her position? 4. Warren has to provide an argument displaying why infanticide is morally wrong, since her position on abortion seems to sanction such an act. Explain her argument. Do you agree with her argument?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Briefly defend your answer. 5. Marquis claims that Warren begs the question by assuming that her notion of personhood is equivalent with moral personhood. Explain their respective positions 6. Rescher claims after a certain point in the decision process for distributing ELT medical professionals are no longer the right people to make decisions. Explain his position. Do you agree? Defend your answer. 7. Annas argues that if we engaged in cloning we would be denying a particular agents uniqueness and therefore its value. What does Annas mean by this given that a clone will be unique, i.e. distinct from the original? Do you agree with his position. 8. Tooley responds to the claim, offered by Annas as well as others, that agents have a right to ignorance and therefore cloning should be banned in order to respect this right. Explain both sides of this debate and briefly defend the side you agree with....
View Full Document

Page1 / 2

PHI2396 FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS - Briefly defend your answer....

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online