Moral Theories Dilemma

Moral Theories Dilemma

 

This exam covers the moral theories of Mill’s utilitarianism, Kant’s deontology, and Aristotle’s virtue ethics. No other moral theories are permitted on this exam. The exam contains three moral dilemmas, each of which must be solved using a different moral theory. Be sure to cite your sources.

Solve each of the following dilemmas using one of the following theories: Mill’s utilitarianism, Kant’s deontology, or Aristotle’s virtue ethics. Explain the different aspects of the theory you are using, and clearly show how that theory prescribes a certain action for the person involved in the dilemma. Be as thorough and complete as possible. Remember, this is not a test of your opinion; it is a test of correct application of moral theories. You must give a precise answer to the bolded questions at the end of each passage. Once you have used a moral theory, you cannot use it again. By the end of the exam, you should have used all three theories once. For example, if you use utilitarianism to solve the first dilemma, you must use either deontology or virtue ethics to solve the second dilemma, and the remaining theory to solve the last dilemma. There is NO “correct” theory to use for a particular dilemma; that decision is entirely up to you. You may find it easier to use a particular theory for a particular dilemma, and if so, do so. You DO NOT need to explain why you have chosen to use that particular theory. Good luck!

 

Here is sample exam and some reading. Please read it first.

First, the most important thing is must finish on time. In 110 mins, I need some time to turn it in.

Second, You must give a precise answer to the bolded questions at the end of each passage. Once you have used a moral theory, you cannot use it again. By the end of the exam, you should have used all three theories once. For example, if you use utilitarianism to solve the first dilemma, you must use either deontology or virtue ethics to solve the second dilemma, and the remaining theory to solve the last dilemma.

The 3 moral theories of Mill’s utilitarianism, Kant’s deontology, and Aristotle’s virtue ethics.

You can not use other theories.

Please keep it in mind.

And here is the Instructions for this exam.

Please read it before you start it .

Read it carefully!


Let me know when you are ready, and Be sure to cite your sources.
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John’s dilemma. John’s dilemma represents a case where he has to choose between the happiness of his son for three months a year against a hard time for him for the rest of the year or a disappointment for his son and a good life for him for the rest of the year. Using Mill’s utilitarianism, the choice here is between limited happiness, and satisfaction and convenience lasting longer. Mill states that “while the world is in an imperfect state, I fully admit that the readiness to make such a sacrifice is the highest virtue that can be found in man” (Mill, 2017). The sacrifice he refers to here is self-sacrifice for the happiness of others. Arguing from this view of utilitarianism, it would seem that John’s sacrifice to make his son happy would be the best thing to do. However, looking at the dilemma from an overall utilitarianism approach, this view is sharply contrasted……………….

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