c. A Baylor scholarship athlete is trying to decide whether or not to go on a mission trip to assist young children that live in a poverty-stricken area or remain on campus to practice his or her sport. 4.Provide a brief explanation of Kant’s ethical perspective. Identify and explain its three greatest strengths and its most significant weakness.
1. “Explain ‘the greatest happiness principle’ as a normative ethical theory, and include its two dominant forms. Then explain why it is an attractive theory. Finally identify and explain what you regard as its two most significant weaknesses. 2. How does Mill explain “utility” or the “greatest happiness principle,” and identify its two basis versions? Briefly explain any two of the objections below and how Mill defends the greatest happiness principle against these objections. a. Utilitarianism is “a doctrine worthy only of swine.” b. It is “too high for humanity.” c. When we are faced with making a choice about what to do, “there is insufficient time” to appeal to the principle of utility (that is, appeal to utilitarianism). 3. Mill offers a proof of utilitarianism. State the argument and identify discuss at least three weaknesses in the argument.