the following questions, I expect 4 or more paragraphs for each response. Your
answers should reflect awareness of the assigned reading, the instructor’s
lectures, the weekly discussions and your own ideas. Remember, I expect to
see your original thought. I only want
you to use the sources listed above and your own ideas (I don’t want you to
search for other sources).
how a consequentialist and a deontologist might think about the morality of
lying. Is it wrong to lie, or might it be acceptable? Why? Which of
these perspectives do you most agree with?
can a person be happy? Explain what Aristotle thinks happiness consists in, and
how one can be happy. Differentiate primary and secondary goods. Do you think
Aristotle is correct about primary goods? Why? In the Myth of
Gyges Plato implies something troubling about happiness. What is this
implication? Is it inconsistent with Aristotle’s thoughts on happiness?
John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, an argument is made in favor of
freedom of expression. Explain the reasons for allowing freedom of
expression, and also explain the possible objections to freedom of expression
(such as the objection arising from Plato’s Ship of Fools). Do you
think we should be allowed to express ourselves as we wish? What might go
you are able to save many people by causing harm to one person, as in the
Trolley Problem. Is it morally better to save many or to remain uninvolved?
Make an argument defending a course of action and explain why your recommended
course of action is morally best. How should one decide what
the best course of action is?