could be used as a source of moral guidance. Do you think the Doctrine of Double Effect gives good advice in this case? What about in general? • Present in detail the consequentialist argument for the conclusion that moral absolutism is irrational. Do you find this argument compelling? Why or why not? 7
Merlino Winter 2017 RedAG401.07California State Polytechnic University, Pomona • What do you think is the biggest attraction of Ross's view? Explain why Ross's view has this attraction and why some competing ethical theories do not. Is this a sufficient reason to accept Ross's theory or not? • Describe the three traditional approaches to the question of how we come to know moral claims. Which do you find the most attractive, and why? Minimum 400 words- Drop in Weekly Assignment DropBox (Maximum 30% originality) (See Guidelines) Wednesday Mar 1st by 10:55pm post in drop box Read: Shafer-Landau Chapter 17 – Virtue Ethics, Chapter 18 - Feminist Ethics Powerpoint- Virtue and Vices, The Ethics of Diversity Book Assignment Ideas pick one or multiple: What is a virtue? How are virtues acquired? Do you agree with Aristotle's claim that virtue is essential to the good life? Why or why not? How do we come to have moral knowledge, according to virtue ethics? In what way does this account of moral knowledge differ from the accounts given by previous theories? Which do you think is better, and why? In what ways have Western philosophers traditionally marginalized and shown disrespect for women? How does feminist ethics seek to address this problem? What are some of the distinctive experiences of women, and how have feminist ethicists suggested that these should inform our moral theorizing? Do you think they are correct in thinking this? Minimum 250 words- Drop in Weekly Assignment DropBox (Maximum 30% originality) (See Guidelines) Wednesday March 8th by 10:55pm post in drop box Read: Shafer: Chapter 19 – Ethical Relativism Chapter 20 – Moral Nihilism Chapter 21 – Ten Arguments against Moral Objectivity No Assignment on Ch. 19, 20 and 21. However you can use this information in any of your discussions or papers. Paper: See paper topics and guidelines Wednesday March 15th by 10:55 pm Paper Due 8
Merlino Winter 2017 RedAG401.07California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Paper Writing Guidelines- Two Due Wednesday October 26 th & December 7th See Rubric on left Tab in Bb You are required to turn in your papers on the date listed in the syllabus in the dated Drop Box. You will be able to see your percentage of plagiarism (same as originality score). VERY Important---- If you are over 30% but it is mainly quotes I will allow over 30% originality. Plagiarism will be penalized with a 0 on the paper. Plagiarism includes copying and pasting from another source, yourself or student paper as well as turning in another student's paper that has been turned in before. This is why you need to review the APA book so that you cite correctly. You will be turning in your papers through turnitin.com if you are over 30% it is likely that you have plagiarized.
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