. The Book of Job (Bible) on the one hand, and Camus and Sartre on the other, reflect a stark contrast in attitude towards God and organized religion. Having said that, how might the two contrasting attitudes be reflected in their respective approaches to the following areas: A. Meaning/Meaninglessness of Life B. Moral Responsibility C. Human Freedom 2.… Continue reading How would you connect human freedom and moral decision making?
1. What obligations or duties do we have, if any, to animals? First, state and defend your position on this issue. Next, compare and contrast objections from philosophers such as Kant and Singer who may disagree with your point of view. 2. In one animal rights campaign years ago, there was a glossy poster with a beautiful… Continue reading What obligations or duties do we have, if any, to animals?
Do you think life has meaning? From your perspective, how do you define a meaningful or meaningless life? Is your life headed in one or the other direction – towards meaningfulness or meaninglessness? Are you content with the way it is going? Does life with or without meaning affect our moral decision-making? Why or why… Continue reading Do you think life has meaning?
Reflect back for a moment to the beginning of this course. What did you think ethics was all about? Has your work in the course changed your perspective on ethics? Has your thinking changed?
. Which of the two readings seemed to resonate more with your own experience or gut feelings – English’s or Yutang’s? Why? There are subtle social/cultural presuppositions that we may be unaware of that influence our ethical decision making. It is philosophy that forces us to question those presuppositions—that is living the examined life, so… Continue reading Where would you prefer to retire in the U.S. or in Asia based on what you know from the articles about how the elderly are treated in each culture?
. Your parents gave you up for adoption at a young age, because at the time they had you they were young and had little in the way of financial resources. They thought that your being adopted by well-educated parents with financial security would be in your best interests. Thirty years have passed and by… Continue reading How does English’s contention (see quotation above) compare and contrast with Yutang’s contention that “a natural man loves his children, but a cultured man loves his parents”?
Q1: A) Describe your topic of your paper from RES 7011 (attached). B) After reviewing McGregor (2018), particularly tables 8.2 and 8.3, and using Goodson exercise 31, craft five (6) purpose statements (e.g., “the purpose/goal of the current study is to …”). Try to have at least 3 qualitatively phrased and another 3 quantitatively phrased.… Continue reading Describe your topic of your paper from RES 7011
What is your gut reaction, if any, to Singer’s depiction of the treatment of veal calves and chickens on the modern industrialized farm? Did his article change your attitude toward the treatment of animals? Why or why not? 2. How would Kant’s ethical perspective on the moral status of animals compare or contrast with Singer’s?… Continue reading What is your gut reaction, if any, to Singer’s depiction of the treatment of veal calves and chickens on the modern industrialized farm?
When supported with education, a person’s integrity can give him something to rely on when his perspective seems to blur, when rules and principles seem to waiver, and when he’s faced with hard choices of right or wrong.” –James Stockdale Answer the following questions accordance with the Open Dialogue instructions: 1. Is it important to have… Continue reading How would Aristotle defend the virtue of integrity?
If you were to write an epitaph on your own tombstone, based on your character and integrity in your life, how would it read for all to see? Explain your tombstone, by indicating in bullet points, key events in your life which demonstrate integrity or the lack of it. 2. In your opinion, if given… Continue reading What does your choice say about your integrity?