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Does the social contract theory limit moral requirements?

Rachels claims that one of the benefits of social contract theory is that it finds a reasonable limit to what morality can require of us. Is this reasonable limit really reasonable, though? And does it impact the notion of impartiality?

Consider how best to care for an elderly patient suffering from dementia. Give an in-depth overview of some of the ethical issues that arise when caring for someone with dementia, and discuss how one ought to navigate these issues to insure the best moral/ethical outcome for all involved.

Dealing with people who suffer from dementia provides a minefield of moral choices to navigate. When dementia strikes a family member however, the discussion moves from serving as an intellectual exercise to becoming a reality filled with difficult choices. New roles must be filled, new options must be considered and ultimatel

Consider the ethical issues in aging from a feminist/female point of view. This view has often challenged the traditional view of ethics in regards to caring for the aging and the elderly. Give an overview of the ethical challenges a feminist/female-centered ethical framework brings to the discussion of how to best care for the aging/elderly. Discuss the unique impact feminist/female-centered ethical framework has on ethical issues related to caring for the elderly and aging.

Consider the ethical issues in aging from a feminist/female point of view. This view has often challenged the traditional view of ethics in regards to caring for the aging and the elderly. Give an overview of the ethical challenges a feminist/female-centered ethical framework brings to the discussion of how to best care for the

Is Happiness a Sufficient Criterion for Moral Worth?

Is Happiness Enough? Is happiness a sufficient criterion for moral worth? If it isn't, can you name a better or more appropriate criterion. Do you feel happy? If not, does that mean you are morally worthless? When a criminal robs a store, rapes a teenage girl or murders someone and feels happy does this imply that he/sh

Hypothetical Situation: Choosing One Person to Save

"The political leader of your country, a scholar, a janitor, a nurse, and a former convict are all in a boat that capsizes. You can only save one of them. Which one would you save according to Kant, Augustine, and Bentham? Does it make any difference if some of the people in the water are single, others are married, and some hav

Essentialism and feminist theory

How has feminist theory itself been criticized as essentialist? How do these criticisms relate to those claims that feminists themselves make against traditional philosophical concepts? How does the concept of multiple jeopardy provide, in part , a solution to the problems of essentialism within feminist theory?

Moral Reasons

One of Rachel's biggest claims against emotivism is that it seems to lack reasons. What are moral reasons? How do they differ from other kinds of evidence, such as physical facts? Why would it be important to have reasons in a moral argument, and how does the lack of moral reasons hurt emotivism?

Emotivism vs. moral subjectivism

How does emotivism differ from simple ethical subjectivism? What implications arise from taking this theory seriously? Consider one of those implications in light of the objections Rachels raises, as well as what Hume has to say about it (which would be contrary to Rachels).

Can subjectivism be used to resolve disputes between people?

One thing a moral theory should be able to do is find a way to resolve disputes people might have over a specific issue. For example, if I want to say X is wrong, and you want to say X is right, the theory should be able to say something one way or the other. But subjectivism seems to say that we could each say opposite things

Evaluation of a Business Code of Ethics

Evaluation of a Business Code of Ethics The purpose of this assignment is to assist you in refining problem-solving capabilities that organizations already possess for use in business ethics applications. This paper uses a structured, objective format sometimes called a system of inquiry. This assignment is a systematic forma

The change in American values has been portrayed, in general, by a move away from traditional Judeo-Christian ethics toward diversity, relativism, and self-fulfillment. The end outcome has been a reduced base of universal moral norms and a subsequent interest in, and concern about, resolving ethical conflict. Using Kant's reasoning regarding his categorical imperative, how can we apply it to an ethical dilemma facing the United States?

The change in American values has been portrayed, in general, by a move away from traditional Judeo-Christian ethics toward diversity, relativism, and self-fulfillment. The end outcome has been a reduced base of universal moral norms and a subsequent interest in, and concern about, resolving ethical conflict. Using Kant, Imm

Physician Assisted Death

Would you help me to get started with the following discussion questions? Is physician assisted death (i.e. Oregon's Death with Dignity Act) morally different from various forms of euthanasia? If so, what makes it ethically different from the various forms of euthanasia? If not, what ethical ground does physician assisted d

Patient Autonomy

Are there times when working with an aging individual that other values ought to override patient autonomy? What are some potential difficulties with attempting to uphold the value of patient autonomy. Give an analysis of autonomy as it relates to other important ethical values when working with or handling the affairs of the a

Discuss the issue of teen sexuality. Argue the risk of adopting a stance of either ethical relativism or utilitarianism in regard to this issue. Also discuss how will, free will, and uninfluenced will would affect taking a stance on this chosen issue.

Choosing a critical issue from the 21st century and argue the risk of adopting a stance of either ethical relativism or utilitarianism in regard to this chosen issue. Also discuss how will, free will, and uninfluenced will would affect taking a stance on this chosen issue. The critical issue I have chosen to discuss is sexual

Basic Ideas in Moral Philosophy

1.Please determine which questions belong to theoretical ethics and which belong to applied ethics. 1.What is the good life? Is a hungry person justified in stealing food? Do animals have rights? Should mentally ill people face capital punishment for crimes they commit? Should doctors receive financial bonuses from ph

A discussion of how a Christian worldview fits with the gathering of statistics. What should a Christian do if he/she feels that statistics have been gathered in an unethical way? What guidance using principles from a Christian worldview perspective could be applied to understand and address these ethical issues?

A discussion of how a Christian worldview fits with the gathering of statistics. What should a Christian do if he/she feels that statistics have been gathered in an unethical way? What guidance using principles from a Christian worldview perspective could be applied to understand and address these ethical issues?

Ethical theories

Compare and contrast the major theories of ethics of any two of these philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Rawls. Present their principal ethical ideas, define terms and give examples.

Utilitarian Ethics

What do you think utilitarian theory tells us about the morality of such questions as abortion, capital punishment, or euthenasia?

What is justice?

The basic assumption of 'justice is impartiality' 'justice as mutual agreement' encompassing very different concepts.

Ethics Theory and Practice

Truth in advertising is something we all want, but is seldom achieved. Describe what truth in advertising means and give an example of when you have been affected (in a moral sense) either negatively or positively by advertising.

Ethics Theory and Practice

Name and describe the five basic principles of a moral system. Pick one and describe why you think it is key?

Ethics Theory and Practice

Describe your thoughts relative to the ethical and moral ramifications of well intentioned government financial or other regulation. Are they always ethical or can they become unethical? Give examples.

Ethics in business and government today.

Go here for the study http://www.ethics.org/files/u5/The_2007_National_Business_Ethics_Survey.pdf In view of what you read in current publications relative to ethical practices in today's business and government environment, what factual evidence can you find to either support the study or refute the findings of the study?

Question about System of Inquiry

If your organization has an existing code of ethics, obtain a copy, and be prepared to discuss it in this week. If it does not have an existing code of ethics, use one from another organization. This code of ethics will be used as the basis for the System of Inquiry assignment. Develop a system of inquiry to be used in evalua