Final Exam Questions

Final Exam Questions - Contemporary Moral Issues Fall 2010...

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Contemporary Moral Issues Fall 2010 Final Exam Section One: Theory 1. What should be the proper relationship between morality and law? Should we defer to morality to resolve questions of law? Should we defer to law to resolve questions of morality? Comment philosophically on the nature of this relationship, as you think it should be. 2. What should be the proper relationship between morality and religion (or theology)? Should we defer to religion (or theology) to resolve questions of morality? Would it be legitimate to do so for some questions, but not for others? Comment philosophically on the nature of this relationship, as you think it should be. 3. What should be the foundation of ethics or moral inquiry? Aristotle suggests a virtuous character ; Hume suggests the agreeable passions ; Kant suggests pure practical reason ; Mill suggests the greatest happiness for the greatest number ; Rawls suggests the just social contract . Are any of these suggested foundations adequate? If so, which one(s) and why? If not, what in your view is the proper foundation?
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