Choose one of the readings from chapters 2-6 and summarize,...

Choose one of the readings from chapters 2-6 and summarize, explain, and evaluate the main points of the reading in a minimum of 3 paragraphs. Do not simply cut and paste from the reading, but summarize the main points in your own words.

You may choose any one of the following readings to complete this assignment:

CHAPTER 2: Aristotle and the Question of Virtue: Why Bother Being Good?


The Virtues by Aristotle


After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory by Alasdair MacIntyre


CHAPTER 3: Wrong Is Always Wrong: Kant’s Categorical Imperative


The Categorical Imperative and the Good Will from Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant

Concerning a Pretended Right to Lie from Motives of Humanity by Immanuel Kant



CHAPTER 4: Consequences Matter—Utilitarianism


An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham


Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill



CHAPTER 5: Continental Perspectives


Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels


Introduction to an Ethics of Ambiguity



CHAPTER 6: Other Influential Moral Theories: Does Morality Depend on Culture, God, Nature, or Emotions?


Euthyphro by Plato


An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals by David Hume

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