Writing Assignment #1 9-7-07

Writing Assignment #1 9-7-07 - Ryan Wisneski September 7,...

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Ryan Wisneski September 7, 2007 Writing Assignment #1 The argument that Richard Shweder presents is that for those of the participants who were not given the treatment they would not have been any worse off if the experiment not been conducted. There was no available proven treatment at the time of the experiment so had the people not purposely been left to suffer they would not have known that they were ill and either way could not have gotten help. Shweder goes on to justify his conclusion that it was right to perform the Tuskegee experiment by saying the possibility that the experiment would “facilitate the development of new and more effective treatments” outweighed the risk of the untreated. Shweder sees that the deaths of the untreated participants as necessary and the decision followed Act Consequentialism because of the possibility that a cure could be found and thus save thousands who have the disease. The argument that Shweder presents does not stress the lies they told the participant
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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Writing Assignment #1 9-7-07 - Ryan Wisneski September 7,...

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