Most people agree that discrimination on the basis of morally irrelevant traits

Most people agree that discrimination on the basis of

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Most people agree that discrimination on the basis of morally irrelevant traits (such as race or gender) is immoral. Does ethical egoism, endorse such discrimination by promoting one’s own self-interests over the interests of everyone else? Why or why not? See RUBRIC and Example tabs (book discussion)(Maximum 30% similarity). The main point is to apply ethical theory. Complete: Paper #1 Issue Worksheet (Course Documents, Week 2) DUE 4/9/17 by 7:00 pm in Discussion Drop Box – Paper #1 Issue Worksheet Continued… WEEK 3 (4/10/17-4/16/17)
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All your weekly discussions need to bring in ethical theory while discussing the video and/or book. The main point is to apply ethical theories , NOT merely discuss the ag topic. This week, you are completing 1 book discussion and NO video discussions. Read : Shafer-Landau book Chapter 9–10 Powerpoint in Bb – 7a DUE: APRIL 16 th by 7:00 pm on Discussion Drop Box Book #2 Discussion Idea (may select 1 or more to respond to) : What implications does utilitarianism have for our treatment of non-human animals? How do utilitarians argue for their conclusions about non-human animals? Do you find the utilitarians' conclusions about animals plausible? Ifso, why? If not, how would you respond to their arguments?Write on developing what you take to be the most powerful objection to utilitarianism. Explain the objection in detail, and then describe how you think a utilitarian would reply. Is the utilitarian reply satisfactory? Defend your answer. See RUBRIC and Example tabs (book discussion)(Maximum 30% similarity). The main point is to apply ethical theory. Continued… WEEK 4 (4/17/17-4/23/17)
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All your weekly discussions need to bring in ethical theory while discussing the video and/or book. The main point is to apply ethical theories , NOT merely discuss the ag topic. This week, you are completing 1 book discussion and NO video discussions. Read: Shafer-Landau book Chapter 11–12 Powerpoint in Bb – 8a Shafer-Landau book Chapter 17 DUE: APRIL 23 rd by 7:00 pm on Discussion Drop Box Book #3 Discussion Ideas (may select 1 or more to respond to) : Write on contrasting Kant's approach to ethics with consequentialism. Which do you think is better, and why?What did Kant think is the relationship between morality and rationality? How would he respond to the challenge of the amoralist, who believes that moral rules exist but does not care about them? Do you find Kant's views onthis topic to be plausible?Kant claims that humans have a special kind of value not possessed by anything else on earth. How does he justify this claim? What are the implications of this view regarding the moral status of non-human animals? Do you find this view plausible? What gives actions moral worth, according to Kant? Compare Kant's view onthis subject with the view of the utilitarian. Which view do you think is preferable, and why? See RUBRIC and Example tabs (book discussion)(Maximum 30% similarity). The main point is to apply ethical theory. Continued… WEEK 5 (4/24/17-4/30/17)
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All your weekly discussions need to bring in ethical theory while discussing the video and/or book. The main point is to apply ethical theories , NOT merely discuss the ag topic. This week, you are wrapping up your Shafer-Landau book discussions (NO video discussions).
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