Minimum 250 words- Drop in Weekly Assignment DropBox (Maximum 30% originality)(See Guidelines)Jan 26th by 10:55pm post onBlackboardVideo Clip:#4 GMO?v=l_myatVP9TM&feature=relatedVideo Assignment Ideas:Possible points to discuss and to write about in your paper. (Use one or multiple) Ethics of rBGH? What does the hormone do for the farmer? What happened to the vet that was reviewing the data? What are the ethics behind removing him from the topic and firing him? What about the safety 3
of antibiotic and puss in the milk? How about growth factors? What about cow safety or human safety? Files stolen from FDA? What happened in Canada and Europe?Minimum 250 words- Drop in Weekly Assignment DropBox (Maximum 30% originality)(See Guidelines)Jan 29th by 10:55pm post onBlackboardPaper:See List of Films for Paper Topics in Assignments-Papers Jan 31st, by 10:55pm Paper Due post in Blackboard Read:ShaferChapter 7– Psychological EgoismChapter 8 – Ethical EgoismViewPowerpoint in Bb - Ethical Egoism Book Assignment Ideas: (Use one or multiple)"Every action is motivated by one's strongest desire." Explain how this claim might be used to argue for psychological egoism. How would opponents of psychological egoism respond? Which side do you think hasthe stronger case? Defend your answer.Write on the relationship between psychological egoism and ethical egoism. Define each theory, and explain how they are similar and how they differ. Does accepting one theory commit you to accepting the other? Does rejecting one commit you to rejecting the other? Why or why not?Minimum 250 words- Drop in Weekly Assignment DropBox (Maximum 30% originality)(See Guidelines)Feb 2nd by 10:55pm post on BlackboardVideo Clip:#5 GMOVideo AssignmentIdeas:Possible points to discuss. (Use one or multiple) What about the revolving door of companies and US government agencies? Discuss the ethical theory behind the employment of any government policy maker who also works for private industry. Steven Druker conclusions? Ethics behind what he found in the documents? What happened with rats and potatoes? What are the ethics of using rats to test? Minimum 250 words- Drop in Weekly Assignment DropBox (Maximum 30% originality)(See Guidelines)Feb 5th by 10:55pm post on Blackboard4
Read:Shafer: Chapter 9 – Consequentialism: Its Nature and Attractions,Chapter 10 – Consequentialism: Its DifficultiesViewPowerpoint in Bb - Utilitarianism Book Assignment Ideas: (Use one or multiple)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?If so, why? If not, how would you respond to their arguments?
- Spring '15
- Ethics, weekly assignment dropbox, Russ Shafer Landau