Answer all parts of the question and use concepts from the course materials. Use a professional style of communication, with attention to grammar, spelling, and typos; cite your sources. Original posts must be between 350 and 500 words. Submit to turnitin and assignment folder.
How then shall we live? Deontology is one of the most powerful philosophical frameworks (and practical as well, as can be seen in the illustrations above). Please CHOOSE ONE of the options below and remember that your contributions should be thoughtful and developed. Answer all parts of the question and use concepts from the course materials. Use a professional style of communication, with attention to grammar, spelling, and typos; cite your sources.
1. Think of something that you believe is a universal moral law – or if it is not, that you believe should be. Why do you think it is (or should be) universal? If it isn’t, why might that be?
2. In dealing with the question of the Elder Care, does Utilitarianism provide ideas for solving these problems? For a related context, go to https://asuka1210.wordpress.com/2005/11/30/dilbert-ponders-about-bioethics/
3. When you were growing up, what were the three or four most important rules in your family? Do you think these rules were rational and fair? Why or why not? Explain your thinking. What rules have you rejected as you have gotten older, and why? Which have you maintained, and why? What are the most important rules you live by today (if any)? Are there any rules you think should never be “bent” or “broken”? If yes, which one(s), and why? If not, why not?
4. Imagine you are the sole monarch of the small island nation of Freedonia. As king or queen, you can make whatever rules you think best to govern the Freedonian people. First, explain how you would decide what the rules should be. Then tell us what you’d impose as your top three or four rules for Freedonia, and explain why. Use concepts from the course in your discussion.