ethics - Engineering Ethics Study Questions 9 March 1, 2011...

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Engineering Ethics Study Questions 9 March 1, 2011 1. An important difference and apparent advantage the desire theory of well-being has over the theories of earlier centuries is it assumption that good is multiform. Theories of earlier centuries propose by the likes of Plato and Aristotle proclaim the idea that there is one kind of life to live; that of a philosopher that represent the highest point of “human flourishing.” Other earlier centuries theories held by Epicureans believe that pleasure is the only intrinsic good, whereas Stoics believe its value. The desire theory of well-being held that there are many intrinsic goods, different kinds of life that are worth living, and no to emulate a specific kind of life as propose by Plato and Aristotle. 2. According to the desire theory what makes a state of affair good for someone is its satisfaction of one of that person’s desires. So “sometimes carrying out one’s plans and getting what one above all wants conflicts with one’s good” would be a
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