Reading homework help. Ethics Midterm Take-Home Portion Only
(See the “Midterm Prep” document for complete midterm details.)
Worth 80% of your overall midterm grade.
Complete this BEFORE class on the day of the midterm. Submit your completed responses in D2L before class.
Question 1 10 points
- Briefly describe the main levels of moral development identified by Kohlberg and the main characteristics of each (you can draw a model to enhance your explanation).
- Explain at least one type of resistance people use to avoid making moral progress.
Question 2: 10 points
- Describe ethical subjectivism and/or cultural relativism. Make reference to at least two facts in your description.
- If somebody uses ethical subjectivism or cultural relativism to justify a moral choice, are they using a weak justification or a strong justification? Explain.
Question 3: 10 points
1) Describe utilitarianism. Use at least two facts in your description.
- Create your own example to illustrate how a utilitarian would evaluate a moral choice.
Question 4: 10 points
- Describe what makes Immanuel Kant’s moral theory (deontology/duty ethics) different from utilitarianism.
- Write out the two main ways the categorical imperative is stated and be able to explain what each means in your own words. HINT: “Act only…” and “Act so as…”
- Create your own example to explain what you think it would look like if someone applies the categorical imperative while interacting with another person.
Question 5: 10 points
- Conduct a self-assessment of your own moral reasoning at this point:
- What, do you think, are the strengths of your moral reasoning at this point? Use class concepts to enhance your explanation.
- What, do you think, is an area where you can improve your moral reasoning at this point? Use class concepts to enhance your explanation.
- What score do you think you’ll get on this test? Why?
- What is the main question you have about ethics at the moment? (Try to formulate a well-worded question.)
- What examples, questions, or activities have helped you gain the most insight into ethics and philosophy so far in our class?
- Make up your own question and answer it here: