Online Quiz Chapter 2

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Online Quiz Chapter 2 1 Normative theories can be divided into two broad categories of: a. egoism and utilitarianism. b. Nonconsequentialist and deontological. c. Bentham and Mill's theories. d. consequentialist and nonconsequentialist. status: correct (1.0) correct: d / Correct 2 Philosophers who argue that the moral rightness of an action is determined solely by its results are called: a. Kantian. b. Consequentialists. c. egoists. d. Libertarians. status: correct (1.0) correct: b your answer: b feedback: Correct 3 The primary feature that distinguishes egoism from utilitarianism is: a. that egoism focuses on psychological satisfaction while utilitarianism emphasizes physical pleasures. b. whether one seeks happiness by reflective equilibrium or more practical means. c. whether one considers the consequences only for oneself or for everyone affected. d. that egoism is a nonconsequentialist theory while utilitarianism is consequentialist. status: incorrect (0.0) correct: c your answer: d feedback: Incorrect. See Ch. 2, pg. 58 4 Psychological egoism asserts that truly unselfish acts are impossible because:
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a. no one expects them. b. the laws of nature call for survival of the fittest. c. all actions are in fact self-motivated. d. businesses' responsibility is to maximize return to its shareholders. status: incorrect (0.0) correct: c your answer: b feedback: Incorrect. See Ch. 2, pg. 60 5 Which of the following is a common criticism of egoism? a. Egoism tends to make one overconfident, leading to costly mistakes. b. Moral standards vary from person to person, but egoism is a purely objective theory. c.
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Online Quiz Chapter 2 - Online Quiz Chapter 2 Normative...

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