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Unformatted text preview: Hutchesons thought experiment the Economist argument the Jones thought experiment arguments against ethical egoism counterargument against psychological egoism Platos thought experiment Rachels claim that all societies have some values in common Essay You will respond to one of the following essay topics: 1. In a well-organized essay, explain the difference between descriptive cultural relativism (DCR) and normative cultural relativism (NCR). Why might NCR seem to undermine ethics? Explain and evaluate the cultural differences argument for NCR. Is this argument good? Why or why not? 2. In a well-organized essay, explain the difference between psychological egoism (PE) and ethical egoism (EE). Why does PE seem to pose a threat to ethics? Explain and evaluate at least two important arguments offered on behalf of PE. Are any of these arguments good? Why or why not?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PHIL 111 taught by Professor Kain during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.
- Spring '08