1-Do you think that psychological egoism and ethical egoism are compatible or incompatible? Support your answer with reasons either way.
(Social Contract Theory)
2- Precisely explain how a perfectly moral society from the standpoint of social contract theory would fail to satisfy a Kantian standard of morality. Come up with an original example that illustrates the point.
3- Come up with an original hypothetical scenario, or a real life scenario, that is, in essence, a prisoner’s dilemma, and fully explain how it is a prisoner’s dilemma.
4- Come up with an original hypothetical scenario that clarifies the doctrine of double effect, and state whether or not the example supports or undermines the basic claim of the doctrine: namely, that all other things being equal, a difference of intent determines a morally relevant difference between two actions.
5- Come up with an original hypothetical scenario that clarifies the doctrine of doing and allowing, and state whether or not the example supports or undermines the basic claim of the doctrine: namely, that all other things being equal, there is a morally relevant difference between actively producing a result and omitting an action, thereby allowing that result to occur through the actions of others or through a natural course of events.
6- Explain the theory of prima facie duties, and come up with an original hypothetical scenario that illustrates how prima facie duties can legitimately override one another.
7-Precisely explain Aristotle’s idea that for every virtue there are not one but two vices. Provide an example of a virtue and its two corresponding vices from an Aristotelian point of view (your example need not be original, but must clearly exemplify Aristotle’s theory).
(Feminist Ethics – Ethics of Care)
8-Thoroughly discuss how the ethics of care challenges foundational concepts of traditional moral theory. Do you think that the challenge makes a significant contribution to ethics? Support your answer with reasons either way.
9-Come up with an original hypothetical scenario in which an action is morally right from the standpoint of ethical subjectivism but morally wrong from the standpoint of cultural relativism. Explain precisely how the action is right from the one standpoint and wrong from the other.
10-Explain precisely why an error theorist would reject ethical relativism in all of its forms. Your answer should include a thorough discussion of criterion of truth presupposed by ethical relativism, and of error theories criticism of that criterion.