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Merlino Fall 2017 RedAG401.07California State Polytechnic University, Pomona What did Hobbes mean by the state of nature ? What did he imagine life would be like in such a state? How did he suggest that people could get out of such a state? Define contractarianism, and explain how contractarians seek to justify moral rules. Do you find contractarianism to be an attractive moral theory? Why or why not? Have we all consented to abide by a social contract? If so, how? If not, is this a problem for contractarianism? Defend your answer. Describe Hobbes's character of "the Fool." How does the Fool raise a problem for contractarianism? What is Hobbes's solution to this problem? Do you find it convincing? Minimum 400 words- Drop in Weekly Assignment DropBox (Maximum 30% originality) (See Guidelines) Saturday Nov 11th by 10:55pm post in drop box Read: Shafer-Landau Chapter 15 - Ethical Pluralism and Absolute Moral Rules, Chapter 16- Ethical Pluralism: Prima Facie Duties and Ethical Particularism Powerpoints- Doctrine of Double Effect, Moral Reasoning and Gender Book Assignment Ideas pick one or multiple or answer one or multiple discussion questions at the end of each chapter, you can discuss one discussion question in all three paragraphs or you can answer more than one discussion question: What is the Doctrine of Double Effect? Describe a case in which the doctrine 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? 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) Saturday Nov 18th 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 or answer one or multiple discussion questions at the end of each chapter, you can discuss one discussion question in all three paragraphs or you can answer more than one discussion question: 8
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Merlino Fall 2017 RedAG401.07California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 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?
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