Exam 2 Study Guide
Chapter 7: Understanding Interpersonal Communication
1. Be able to differentiate interpersonal and impersonal communication.
Interpersonal Communication: that occurs between two people who
simultaneously attempt to mutually influence e
Part One: Topic Selection Worksheet
As a group, you will need to select one of the vital issues listed below and then
narrow the topic to find a problem that impacts the Texas State community:
11 November 2014
I attended the dialogue series on November 11, 2014. It was about Gottfried Wilhelm
Leibniz. It talks about how he expanded his mind on ethics, mathematics, logic, physics, and
In Thomas Vander Vens The Morning After Hangovers and Regrets, the morality of the decisions people
make while under the influence of alcohol is brought into question.
Support for Thesis
Vander Ven, throughout the course of the excerpt, provides se
Bob Fischer in College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues that Affect You, presents the idea throughout
pages 1-18 of the Introduction that it is false to presume that what is morally right and what is written
law go hand in hand. Per Fischer, there is a di
In A Moral Case Against Certain Uses of Plagiarism Detection Services, J. Caleb Clanton argues PDSs
encourage wrong sorts of motivation, resulting in a negative effect on the aim of higher education to
inspire virtue in students.
Support for Thesis
Caitlin Flanagan, in The Dark Power of Fraternities, argues against the morality of the types of
environments fraternities create that can potentially lead to serious harm.
Support for Thesis
Flanagan initiates her argument by bringing to her reade
As a complex human emotion, love is the culmination of a complex interplay between biology,
cultural, and environmental influences. Despite individual differences, however, aspects of love
appear to be universal. The universality of love indicates that th
Kant and Mill
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Immanuel Kant tried to develop a theory of ethic which relied on reason rather than
emotion. He wanted an ethical system which is not clouded by religion, emotion, or personal
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Moral relativism states that the view what is morally right and wrong depends on what
individual thinks. Moral principles are valid, but they are varied by cultural or by individual
Food Ethics Part 7: pp. 97-106
Summarization: Why meat? is the question Sandler tries to understanding in the beginning of
this reading. Why is it obligated in a way to eat meat? In one way we look at it as tradition.
Food Ethics Part 10: pp.136-144
Summarization: In this reading, Sandler focuses on the genetics of modified animals and crops
or better known as, bioengineering. Producers do selective breeding to improve the producti
Food Ethics Part 4: pp. 66-73
Summarization: So once again, we come back to one of the biggest issues we can never get rid
of, food insecurity. The hardest part can be finding people to help. To get a better understand
Food Ethics Part 8: pp. 106-111
Summarization: You dont hear much about commercial fishing like you do with meat.
Aquaculture is not that focused on when it has to do with eco impacts, animal welfare, or even
Food Ethics Part 9: pp. 113-136
Summarization: In the food system industry, technology is become more and more efficient in
the business whether its to harvest, transport, and much more. Moving on we come to the
Food Ethics Part 2: pp. 31-43
When we think about the alternative food movement we more or less think about people such
as in communities finding ways to alter, improve, or change the global food system.
Food Ethics Part 3: pp. 45-66
Summarization: One of this societies biggest conflict amongst the people is undernourishment.
Whether its in America, Africa, Southern Asia and many more. The list goes on and on but that
Food Ethics Part 5: pp. 74-86
Summarization: The number one question we have all been trying to solve is Should we as
humans eat animals? Sandler states that it is estimated that people eat 146 billion non-human
Food Ethics Part 6: pp. 87-96
Summarization: Within these couple of pages, Sandler organized different topics dealing with
non-meat diets, meat politics, and meat justice. One ecological way meat eating impacts is the
Virtue Theory and Abortion
Does virtue theory affect abortion in any way? Rosalind Hursthouse argues
that virtue theory doesnt approach abortion they way that people do.
2. Support for Thesis
In Virtue Theory
Is hooking up sexist? In the past decades hooking up has become very
popular among college students. It practically seems that everyone is doing it.
Although many people are doing it, it seems that it affects females more than
Is Abortion a Question of Personal Morality?
Should abortion be considered an issue that we leave the choice to the
individual? Julie Kirsch argues that abortion is a matter of personal morality,
and a very ha
The Gamers Dilemma
Is virtual murderer worse than virtual pedophilia? Morgan Luck argues that
although we might think one is worse than the other, we must acknowledge
that virtual murder and virtual pedophilia
What is racism? Lawrence Blum argues that to understand what racism
really is, we must first breakdown several race related problems to
understand what racism is.
2. Support for Thesis
Racism involves a
The Singer Solution to World Poverty
Would you sacrifice the things you like to save a childs life? Peter Singer
argues that if you stopped buying unnecessary things and donated $200 to
an organization you cou
The Pressure to Cover
Have you ever had the need to cover up anything? Kenji Yoshino argues that
covering up is a way to hide any flaw you consider to have on yourself and
trying to make it look larger.
Racial Cognition and the Ethics of Implicit Bias
Have you ever done something without you even noticing? Daniel Kelly and
Erica Roedder argue that people can act and be implicitly racially biased
towards a diff
Alcohol and Rape
Should the fact that woman have been drinking prior to sex determine if
she was raped or not? Nicholas Dixon argues that if a man cant determine
whether the woman wants to have sex with him, he
Climate, Collective Action, and Individual Ethical Obligations
How much damage do greenhouse gas emissions do to us? Marion Hourdequin
argues that is we believe that gas emissions cause us harm we must limit o
Virtue Ethics, Casual Sex, And Objectification
Is it ok to have casual sex? Raja Halwani argues that casual sex is compatible with
being ethical and although we can use each other for casual sex it doesnt