Our first task is therefore to provide a clear definition of equality in the face of widespread misconceptions about its meaning as a political idea. Thus, to say e.
Write a paper totaling 1, words, answering one question from Section A words and one question from Section B words. Please include little to no quoted material in your paper. The point is to get you to describe and characterize the material, not to just import the words of others.
If you must quote, just include a parenthetical citation at the end of the quote, like this: Do not go significantly over or under the word limit. Going significantly over is an indication that you were not able to summarize the material in the amount of words given, and going significantly under is an indication that you did not need the extra words due to your summary already including everything that is necessary to adequately articulate the positions.
Refer to Class Schedule for due date. Send the paper as an attachment to my email see syllabus by the due date and time.
A late penalty will be applied to any paper turned in after this time. So, for example, if a paper is turned in at 8: Answer one question from Section A and one question from Section B.
Section A — Answer one from the following options What is the most just type of society? What would it be like?
Provide details of the institutions it would include, and how you would ensure fairness. Specify whether you would prioritize the value of freedom or prioritize the value of equality.
Explain what could go wrong when we emphasize one of these values to the exclusion of the other, and vice versa. Which of the many ethical theories we have discussed—Cultural Relativism, Divine Command Theory, Ethical Egoism, Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Virtue Ethics—is, in your opinion, the one that comes closest to getting it right?
Section B — Answer one from the following options Why is abortion considered a moral issue? Which is likelier to be right, in your judgment? Give a detailed description of what euthanasia is including a description of different typesand why it is a moral issue. What are the conditions a patient must satisfy in order to be seen as a legitimate candidate for euthanasia?
What are the best arguments in favor of allowing it, and the best arguments in favor of prohibiting it? What is it about drug use that makes it an ethical issue as opposed to merely a legal issue?
Describe also what autonomy has to do with drug use. Make sure you go over in detail the arguments having to do with drugs being very harmful to users themselves, and drugs being very harmful to others.Ethical Lens Results.
Uploaded by liquidoxygen This is what a ethical lens looks like. You value autonomy and equality equally. For you interdependence is the goal, harmonizing the rights of individuals with the well-being of the community. You prioritize the value of rationality over sensibility.
You believe universal rules exist that apply. The lens states, “You prioritize the value of autonomy over equality. Your primary concern is protecting individual rights. You believe this is the best way to assure that everyone in the community is treated fairly. You value rationality and sensibility equally.
I also prioritize the values of rationality over sensibility. The rights and responsibilities lens shows me that I think the best way for the universe to run is by following the rules. I don’t think that anyone should get any special treatment or not have to follow the rules because that would make the world an unfair place.
Your Core Values: Equality and sensibility You prioritize the value of equality over autonomy. Your primary concern is the well-being of the whole community and you believe that assuring the community’s well-being is the best way to assure that individuals are treated fairly.
Equality has value, but this is an extrinsic value, since it derives from another, higher moral principle of equal dignity and respect. But it is not instrumental for this reason, i.e., it is not only valued on account of moral equality, but also on its own account.
Individual autonomy is an idea that is generally understood to refer to the capacity to be one's own person, to live one's life according to reasons and motives that are taken as one's own and not the product of manipulative or distorting external forces.