phil5w10_StudyQQ - Philosophy 5 Winter 2010 Contemporary...

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Philosophy 5 Winter 2010 Contemporary Moral Problems Study Questions All of the questions on the final exam will be taken from the list below. There will be a total of ten questions on the exam. You will be expected to answer six of them, preferably in complete and legible sentences. The exam will be given Friday, Mar. 19, 10:30-12:30. Please remember to bring a bluebook. _______________________ 1. What is the cultural differences argument for cultural relativism, and why does Rachels consider it unsound? Explain what he thinks are two consequences of taking cultural relativism seriously. 2. Explain what Vallentyne means by Maximizing Act Consequentialism. What are two ways in which this version of consequentialism might be regarded as too demanding? 3. Present Kant’s first formulation of the Categorical Imperative. Why does he think that it prevents us from adopting as a maxim “I will help nobody”? Why do McNaughton and Rawling claim that the first formulation rules out maxims that are morally acceptable? 4.
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