Myths generally have two main purposes, to strengthen the social bonding among people and to shock
Ethical Relativism is the belief that there is no universal moral truth. That each culture has its own set of
rules that are valid for th
Sample essays for the final examination:
1. Nussbaum said "We have never lived enough. Our experience is, without
fiction, too confined and too parochial. Literature expands it, making us
reflect and feel about what might otherwise be too
Movies about Drug Addiction:
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
This is a recent movie about a rich man. In this movie, people will realize how
money and fame is incorporated with each other.
Danny Boyle, 1996
A group of disaffected Scottish you
Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug
or a medication. When you're addicted, you may not be able to
control your drug use and you may continue using the drug
despite the harm it causes. Drug addiction can cause an intense
craving for the drug.
What does Heidegger mean by saying that Being-Theres always care about something?
D. Humans are always engaged in something.
The title and contents of Box 10.4 illustrate which idea?
Rosenstand suggests that we should found our gender policy on actual, biological equality, rather
than on a normative idea of equality.
What is Schindlers List?
A. a list of Nazi war criminals, compiled by the Jewish avenger Schin
Explain the categories of euthanasia: voluntary, involuntary, nonvoluntary, active, and
passive. Why would euthanasia be considered a negative right? How might it be considered
a positive right? Explain.
The text describes euthanas
Review for Final Exam
The final will consist of objective and essay questions. For full credit the essays should
be thoroughly answered and show interaction with the textbook. Answers should include
a depth of interaction with key philosoph
Part One: Evaluate the concept of privacy in the context of the social media: How much private
information should a person be willing to put on Facebook, for instance, and how much control
should a person retain over his or her information? Explain.
Part 1: Discuss the issue of character versus conduct. Philippa Foot claims, with
Aristotle, that a person who has good character is better than a person who has to
control herself or himself. Kant would say the opposite. Explain those viewpoints. Which
In chapter 11, two virtues are selected to be examined in detail: compassion and
gratitude. Philip Hallies account of compassion shown by a French village during World
War II is presented, and Richard Taylors view that compassion is the only
For this week:
In chapter 9 Aristotles role in philosophy is outlined, including his concept of teleology
and causation. In particular his theory of virtue is examined with examples. The chapter
concludes with an overall discussion of virtue
Part 1: Define virtue ethics in your own words. Identify and discuss key aspects of the
history of virtue ethics, e.g. how the Akan culture believes that you work toward
acquiring good character through good habits. Also, what do you see as potential
Discuss the following in your main post:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated breaking some laws and following others on the
basis of what is just. He outlined what constitutes a just law in his open letter. If the law is
This chapter emphasizes Kants deontology with the main focus on (1) the good will and
the categorical imperative, and (2) the theory of rational beings as ends in themselves.
The issue of absolutism (hard universalism) is discussed, as is the
Lesson 5 (September 15-21, 2014)
For this week:
In our reading this week, utilitarianism is introduced as an alternative consequentialist
theory through Benthams concept of the hedonistic (hedonic) calculus which evaluates
both sides of an et
Egoism is the thought that all acts are selfish in nature. Even sacrifices will have
selfish motivations, even if they are just unconscious urges. We put thought of ourselves
in front of everything else, even we are not trying to. The
Chapter 13 offers a selection of current topics for discussion: abortion, euthanasia,
media ethics, business ethics, just war theory, terrorism, animal rights and welfare,
environmental ethics, and the death penalty. Philosophical theories s
This chapter (12) raises the question of whether there are major morally relevant
differences between women and men and whether women and men approach moral
problems differently. A connection between feminism and virtue ethics is drawn, and
Part 1: What does Ruth Benedict mean in this quote? "No man ever looks at the world
with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and
ways of thinking."
Part 2: Are the three universal values, stated by J
Everybody loves a good story and stories are often used to teach, that is to say, they
are didactic. Familiar childrens stories like The Boy Who Cried Wolf teach basic
concepts valued by society. But this method of conveying moral and ethical
Chapter One helps us understand how our society has changed since September 11, 2001. It will
provide a comparison of what was once considered normal and what is now the accepted view
of normalcy. It explores the issue of reason and how it is