Examine the seven essential moral theories virtue ethics


Assignment:

Reflection1

Write a short reflection statement (350 to 500 words). Use complete sentences and correct academic writing to complete this assignment.

Respond in writing to these items:

· Carefully examine the seven essential moral theories Virtue Ethics - Aristotle (teleological) - Maintain a virtuous disposition. ...

· Natural Law - Aquinas (teleological) - Base judgements on reason and logic. ...

· Categorical Imperative - Kant (deontological) ...

· Utilitarianism - Mill (teleological) ...

· Theory of Justice - Rawls (deontological) ...

· Prima Facie Duties -

1. and then pick the theory you think best aligns with your own moral compass.

2. Describe your chosen moral theory in some detail. Explain why you think your theory is a better source of moral guidance than some of the competing theories discussed in the chapter.

3. Think of an experience in your life in which you applied your chosen theory. Was the outcome the one you expected?

4. Lastly, have your thoughts changed since reading the first chapter? If so, how?

Reflection 2

Write a short reflection statement (350 to 500 words). Use complete sentences and correct academic writing to complete this assignment.

Respond in writing to these items:

1. How, according to Gill, do some philosophers argue that the moral foundations of the medical profession prohibit physicians from assisting in a patient's suicide? How does Gill respond?

2. What are the social attitudes toward suicide that Callahan mentions? Do you think these attitudes are appropriate? Even if they are, do you think that would show that something is wrong with suicide? Explain your answers.

3. Callahan worries that legalized PAS gives physicians too much power to kill patients, including influencing patient decisions in wrongful ways. What reasons can you think of that a physician might have for doing this? Do you think it is plausible that this could be a widespread concern? Explain.

Reflection 3

Write a short reflection statement (350 to 500 words). Use complete sentences and correct academic writing to complete this assignment.

Respond in writing to these items:

1. Describe a few proposed approaches to global warming that Lomborg believes are problematic and explain why he thinks they're problematic. Do you agree with Lomborg that these approaches are in fact problematic? Why or why not? Lastly, which approach do you consider the most viable and effective, and why?

2. What are the four goals Baxter proposes in order to develop a solution to the problems of human organization? Which of these goals do you find most compelling, and which do you find least compelling. Why?

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