Topic: critical thinking
1.Evaluate Susan Wolf’s concept of a “moral saint.” To what extent is it a compelling critique of either Kantian deontology or utilitarian ethics?
2. What role does sympathy play in normative ethics? Answer with reference to at least TWO of the following authors: Jonathan Bennett, John Stuart Mill, Rae Langton, William Goodwin, Immanuel Kant.
3. Construct a Kantian response to any of the ethical problems posed in the case studies (Sexual Labor, Abortion, Euthanasia).
4. What is the meaning of “virtue” for Aristotle? In what sense does his virtue ethics compare to or contrast with the ethics of Homer, Bentham, or Benjamin Franklin?
5. Does Marquis de Sade have a normative ethics?