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Final Exam Questions - Medical Ethics Fall 2010 Final Exam...

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Medical Ethics Fall 2010 Final Exam Section One: Theory 1. What should be the proper use of non-consequentialist moral principles (Kant’s categorical imperative , Rawls’ justice as fairness , Aristotle’s virtues ) with respect to questions within the field of medical ethics? Should we always defer to some non-consequentialist principle to determine what it would be morally permissible to do? Or, is deference to non-consequentialist principles an inadequate way to approach some questions within the field of medical ethics? Comment philosophically on the use of non-consequentialist moral principles, as you think it should be. 2. What should be the proper use of the consequentialist moral principle of utilitarianism (Mill’s greatest good for the greatest number ) with respect to questions within the field of medical ethics? Should we always defer to a consequentialist principle to determine what it would be morally permissible to do? Or, is deference to consequentialist principles an inadequate way to approach some questions within the field of medical ethics? Comment philosophically on the use of consequentialist moral principles, as you think it
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