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the prof did not give an exact page number, he just said to answer each of the question with evidence from the book and the assingned readings

its based on the book called Rachels- the elements of moral philosophy

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The Minimum Conception of Morality

1) What is the “minimum conception of morality”, and what support can be given for it?

Cultural Relativism

2) State the problem of Cultural Relativism (CR). How it argued for / supported, and what are the flaws in these arguments?

Subjectivism

3) What is the basic idea behind Subjectivism? Provide an account of Simple Subjectivism, and state 2 of the most prominent objections to Simple Subjectivism.

4) How does Emotivism differ from Simple Subjectivism? How does Emotivism avoid the difficulties facing Simple Subjectivism?

5) Discuss how Emotivism is flawed with respect to its account of moral reasons / judgment.

Divine Command Theory and Natural Law Theory

6) Discuss “Divine Command Theory”. What is it? How is it supported/argued for? What are DCT’s advantages/disadvantages? What are the difficulties with this view?

7) Discuss “Natural Law Theory”. What is it? How is it supported/argued for?

8) How does the Theory of Natural Selection constitute a criticism of NLT?

9) Hume observed a logical difference between sentences that contain the word “is” and sentences that contain the word “ought”. What is this difference, and how does it constitute a criticism of Natural Law Theory?

Egoism

10) Compare and contrast Psychological Egoism with Ethical Egoism. What is the key difference between the two theories?

11) State 2 arguments in favor of Psychological Egoism.

12) What confusions are generally involved in thinking about Psychological Egoism? What is Psychological Egoism’s deepest error?

13) Summarize 3 arguments in favor of Ethical Egoism, 3 arguments against Ethical Egoism, and Rachels’ critical evaluation of all 6 arguments.

Utilitarianism

14) What is the principle of utility? Provide an example of its application.

15) Compare and contrast Bentham and Mill on the principle of utility. How does Bentham formulate it? How does Mill’s approach differ from Bentham’s? What is Mill hoping to accomplish by changing the conception of the principle of utility?

16) Discuss the difficulties with: the idea that happiness is all that matters; the idea that consequences are all that matter; the requirement of strict impartiality.

17) Discuss the three lines of defense open to the Utilitarian, as considered by Rachels.

Kantianism

18) What are the key differences between hypothetical and categorical imperatives? What, according to Kant, is the Categorical Imperative?

19) What is a “maxim”, and what role does it play in Kant’s moral theory? Demonstrate the role of maxims and the first formulation of the Categorical Imperative in Kant’s reasoning that we should never lie.

20) What, according to Anscombe, is wrong with Kant’s reasoning that we should never lie? What is the principle argument against absolute moral rules?

Social Contract Theory

21) Discuss Social Contract Theory. What is it? How does Hobbes “state of nature” argument provide support for this view?

22) What is the “Prisoner’s Dilemma”, and how does it provide support for SCT?

23) What, according to Rachels, are SCT’s advantages and disadvantages?

https://ethics.iit.edu/publication/Some%20Paradoxes%20of%20Whistleblowing.pdf

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