30 Jan Philosophy- Ethical Reasoning
Read chapters 12 and 13 (pages 83 -97). These two Chapters discuss one of the most important ethical theories (deontology, or Kantianism) we will study. It is a good idea to take notes as you read, jot down questions about things you do not understand, etc.
For your written assignment:
1- Choose one of the cases you read for this week. Prepare a Powerpoint presentation (4 – 6 slides) that includes the following:
2- Summarize the case or caselet.
3- What are the ethical issues in this case? What choice(s) of “right or wrong, permitted or not permitted” needs to be made here?
4- What are some possible solutions to the case?
5- What reasons support those solutions?
6- What do you think should be done, and why?
7- Do your best to apply Utilitarianism and Kant (Deontology) to your case: what different solutions (or similar solutions) do these theories support? How?
8- What are some questions for class discussion?
Please turn this presentation in to Moodle (as a Powerpoint presentation)
see attached docs for the readings and cases.