Due: September 5th, 2016
Questions Over Aristotle Reading
1. According to Aristotle, what is the chief good, the end (aka goal) for
which we do everything that we do?
The chief good or end goal for which we do everything that
HCE Midterm Study Guide
Identify and explain four common features of ethical theories that I identified in class.
Utilitarianism (Bentham)- consequentialism looking to see what is right or wrong, right
action is the one that produces best overall resul
o Look to consequences of the action to see if it is right or wrong
o Right action is the one that produces:
That produces the best overall result
As determined from an impersonal perspective
Kant Reading Question Answers
1. Kant Believes that the only thing that is good without qualification is a good will. People
can have the gifts of fortune but all of that goes away if you do not have the good will to
2. The difference between a
Aristotle Question Answers
2. It seems that Aristotle believes that people become virtuous by serving a characteristic function.
Aristotle said that from a young age you become virtuous by learning from your family, parents,
and teachers. Aft
Due: September 25th, 2016
Health Care Ethics
Thomson, Noonan, and Callahan Questions
1. Summarize Thomsons argument regarding the morality of abortion.
Thomson proposes that we grant that a fetus is a person from the moment o
Due: September 14th, 2016
Healthcare Ethics Discussion Questions: Bok and Lipkin
1. Bok suggests that health care providers use three main arguments to justify lying to
patients. Identify each of these arguments.
Bok states t
Due: September 4th, 2016
Questions over Kant's "Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Ethics" (excerpts)
1. According to Kant, what is the only thing that is good without qualification?
According to Kant, the only thing that is good wit
Due: August 30th, 2016
Questions over Benthams Principles of Morals and Legislation
1. What does Bentham say governs all human actions? Do you agree with this? Why or
Bentham states that pain and pleasure govern all
February 12, 2016
Health Care Ethics
1. Thomsons argument pretends that a fetus is a person from the
moment of conception and has a right to life, however, a mother also
has the right to decide what happens to her body. This would mean