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Suppose, for the sake of argument, that the following three sentences express moral truths:     You ought be pious.     You ought not kill other human beings.     You ought save lives. Those rules can conflict; when they do, which takes priority, and why?

respons to questions

Let’s start with finding premises and conclusions.  For the next few arguments, state what the premise is and what the conclusion is by underlining or highlighting. Be sure to provide a legend for what is the premise and what is the conclusion. Remember, you could have more than one premise and it may not be […]


Thread: After studying the Reading & Study materials, compose a 500-600 word argument that is objective, carefully-constructed, and free of emotion (and hence it should not contain any exclamation points) in support of your opinion about ethical relativism and Christian ethics. Formulate your argument by answering BOTH of the following questions: Is Christian ethics relativistic […]

Phl Unit 6

Read ch. 5 on Kant and watch Sandels Episode 6 (both halves), on Kants Groundwork. (Optional: watch Sandels Episode 7, Part One (first half of episode 7); it’s on lying, but we can skip this part of Kant). In your short essay, answer the following. Also, respond to a peer post. Explain how Kants moral […]

The Ontological Argument for Gods Existence

Explain, reconstruct, and evaluate The Ontological Argument for Gods Existence. Your paper should minimally discuss (a) the distinction between a prior and a posteriori propositions;(b) the distinction between existence and essence; and the criticism discussed in the class. Finally, you need to assess the theory by arguing either that the criticism of the theory is […]

reflective assessment of your learning

Required ResourcesRead/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapter 13LessonIntroductionIn this session, you have been considering moral-ethical dilemmas you yourself faced or that you know of that you either resolved or failed to resolve, but hopefully learned from. You may never have given much thought to ethical theory nor what ethical premises/paradigms you have […]

Workplace Ethics     Analyze the following questions associated with the above article and discuss them.o    What ideals, effects, and consequences are at stake?o    Have any moral rights been violated?o    What would a Utilitarian recommend?o    What would a Kantian recommend?    Explain your rationale for each of your answers for your chosen article, with supporting evidence.

Working with Animals and Human Subjects

Read Chapters 3 and 4 of the Steneck text. Prepare 2-3 paragraphs total that answer the following questions: 1. What was the most interesting thing you learned from the reading assignment? 2. Answer the questions that accompany the short case studies linked to the introduction pages of each chapter.

Answering Questions

Answer the questions bellow. Answer each question separately. 1)Institutes of Oratory Book 1: Chapter 1 What is important in education? (What are some important points in educating the orator ?) 2) Guide for the Perplexed What are 5 reasons one cannot begin learning with metaphysical topics? How can you translate that to the classroom?


a six-part exercise comprised of the following sections:1.    Ethical Question2.    Introduction3.    Position Statement4.    Reasons in Support of Your Position5.    Opposing Position Statement6.    Reasons in Support of the Opposing Position 500 words, written in essay form, with six clearly labeled sections as indicated below, and include a title page and reference page. Part 1: Ethical Question  […]

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