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