Why Abortion Is ImmoralDon Marquis
1. Do some fetuses have more valuable futures than others? Why or why not? What
implications does your answer have for the abortion debate? In explaining your position, be
sure to make reference
Midterm Review Sheet
1. Make sure you took notes on the presentationsif you forgot everything about them, check your
textbooks. Just going to ask questions about major themes/points (Plato The Symposium, Tolstoy
What is Art?, Dewey Art as Experience, Ch.
There are three main areas to focus on in your presentation: the Overview, Clarification, and
Criticism/Analysis. Your presentation will last about 10 minutes for one person, and 12-15 for groups of
two or three. You will be using
Flandrin, Jeune Homme Nu Assis au Bord de la Mer (1836)
Van Gogh, Wheatfield with Crows, 1890
Antwerp Central Station, Belgium
Grand Central Station, New York
"I paint people," Freud said, "not
because of what they are like, not
exactly in spite of what t
Virtues and Purposes
As human beings, we all have the basic physical needs of oxygen, shelter, sleep, food,
and water. We also have mental and emotional needs such as a desire to be loved, to be needed,
and to have a purpose. Every man, woman, and child o
THE PAPER should have from 500 to 700 words. The word count includes the main
body of the paper as well as bibliography. Use the Microsoft word count feature to
count all words. You are asked to count words in order to be precise and avoid redundant
Week 7- Kants Ethics of Duty or Deontology.
a) Immanuel Kant, The Categorical Imperative, pp. 98-108.
b) Study Questions, pp. 109.
c) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (an online version).
Stress: deontological ethics.
Week 8- A Simplified Account o
The Exam II will be based on the following material:
1. The Nature of Virtue by Aristotle, pp. 135-140;
2. Aristotle and virtue ethics by Bernard Mayo, pp. 141-143.
2. The Ethics of Care by Virginia Held, pp. 144-149.
3. Hobbes and the idea of the social
How do Hill's conclusions regarding the morality of torture depend on a distinction
between positive and negative duties?
In the context of self-defense, Hills morality of torture states that it is permissible to
enact a negative duty upon an ass