Sample essay questions for midterm-2

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Sample midterm essay questions Phil 104 sec 2-12 Spring 2008 L) Explain why Kant thinks that it is immoral to tell a lie. Give both the explanation about using people and the explanation about the requirement that maxims be coherent Kant’s example of a maxim for lying is “ Everyone ought to lie on occasions to deceive others” but if everyone followed this maxim then no one would believe another because everyone would be lying. Proving this maxim does not work proves that lying is immoral M) Explain the difference for Kant between an act done “from duty” and an act done “in accord with duty.” Illustrate by a clear example. For Kant, an act that is done from duty is an act that is motivated because you realize it is the right thing to do. An act in accord with duty is an act that turns out was the right thing to do. For example if you go and tackle Fred because you are mad and it turns out he does not get hit by a bus, this is an act in accord with duty. N) What is the relationship between utilitarianism and consequentialism? Utilitarianism is a special kind of Consequentialism. This is so because consequentialism
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