Theories of Ethics and Morality

Define one consequentialist theory (Universal Ethical Egoism, Act Utilitarianism, Rule Utilitarianism,
Care Ethics) and provide an example of this theory. What are the key strengths and key weaknesses of this
theory as demonstrated in the example?

Define one nonconsequentialist theory (Intuitionism, Divine Command Theory, Kant’s Duty Ethics,
Ross’s Prima Facie Duties) and provide an example of this theory. What are the key strengths and key weaknesses
of this theory as demonstrated in the example?

Define one virtue ethics theory (Nicomacean ethics, Confucian role ethics) and provide an example
of this theory. What are the key strengths and key weaknesses of this theory as demonstrated in the example?

Define absolutism and relativism. Using an example, is it possible to come to a solution to the
challenges presented by both theories and achieve ‘almost absolutes’?

Choose one of the following theories of determinism (Physical, Biological, Historical, Economic,
Psychological, or Religious) and provide an example and supporting evidence that this theory determines the moral
choices individuals make. What problems does this present for the argument that people can make free moral choices?

 

 

 

 

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