Apply Utilitarianism and Kant (Deontology) to your case

Read “Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals”

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 by I. Kant & “Kantian Approaches to Some Famine Problems”

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 by O. O’Neill. 

It is a good idea to take notes as you read, jot down questions about things you do not understand, etc.

For your written assignment:

Choose one of the cases from Cases for Week 3 PHIL302.docx  

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Prepare a Powerpoint presentation (4 – 6 slides) that includes the following (Example: Sample Case Presentation.pptx  

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  • Summarize the case or caselet.
  • What are the ethical issues in this case? What choice(s) of “right or wrong, permitted or not permitted” needs to be made here?
  • What are some possible solutions to the case?
  • What reasons support those solutions?
  • What do you think should be done, and why?

Do your best to apply Utilitarianism and Kant (Deontology) to your case: what different solutions (or similar solutions) do these theories support? How? (Using A Framework for Ethical Decision Making

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What are some questions for class discussion?

Please turn this presentation into Canvas (as a Powerpoint presentation).

YOU WILL PRESENT YOUR CASE ANALYSIS TO EACHOTHER IN SMALL GROUPS TODAY. 

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