Part One (25pts)
Answer one of the following two questions. The response should be clear, well-reasoned and developed, approximately 1-2 pages in length.
What is emotivism? Why does it make the apparent fact of moral disagreement so problematic? Discuss the pros and cons of viewing morality as emotivism does. Provide analysis and include appropriate citations.
If cultural relativism were really true, would social reformers (e.g., Martin Luther King or Gandhi, etc.) be justified in their disagreement with their culture “norms” and still be right, ethically speaking? Why or why not. Provide analysis and include appropriate citations.
Part Two (50pts)
Answer the following question. Response should be approximately 1-2 pages in length.
Compare and contrast utilitarianism and natural law theory in their analysis of a moral act. Include an analysis of the principle of double effect and apply both theories to a contemporary moral issue. Include appropriate citations and analysis.
Part Three (25pts)
Answer one of the following two questions. Again, responses should be clear, well-reasoned and developed, and approximately 1-2 pages in length.
What are the main similarities and differences between traditional ethical theories and virtue ethics? What are the most important questions in ethics as far as virtue ethics is concerned? Do you agree or disagree that those are the most important ethical questions? Analyze, explain, and cite.
Has your study of ethics in this course affected your ethical views in any significant respect? If so, in what significant respects have your views changed? What particular topics have we covered that have caused those changes in your views? Be specific and provide appropriate analysis and citations.