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Practice exam1 - 1 Intro to Moral Theory Exam 1 worth 20 points Name Part I each question is worth 3 points Answer the following questions in

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Intro to Moral Theory Name_______________________ Exam 1: worth 20 points Part I: each question is worth 3 points Answer the following questions in approximately two to three sentences: 1. What is moral relativism ? How is it different from cultural relativism ? 2. According to the act-utilitarian , what makes an act right? How is act-utilitarianism different from rule-utilitarianism ? 3. What is Kant’s Formula of Humanity ? Briefly explain it. 4. What is the difference between a categorical imperative and a hypothetical imperative ? Why does Kant believe the moral law must be categorical? 5. Briefly describe Mill’s Harm Principle . What kinds of acts is it meant to rule out? 1
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Part II: five points The following excerpt is from J.S. Mill’s Utilitarianism. Read it closely. In your own words, explain the argument that is being made. Be clear about what conclusion is argued for and about what premises are used to support that conclusion.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 152 taught by Professor Ferry during the Spring '08 term at UMBC.

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Practice exam1 - 1 Intro to Moral Theory Exam 1 worth 20 points Name Part I each question is worth 3 points Answer the following questions in

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