A detailed study guide will be due that day also, via Turnitin.
Some questions, concerning materials from Rachels and class discussion:
- What is the moral theory 'cultural relativism'?
- What is the moral theory 'the divine command theory'?
- What is the theory 'simple subjectivism'?
- What is the theory 'emotivism'?
For each theory above, what are the arguments that the theory is true? What are the arguments that the theory is false? Given your understanding of the theory and the various arguments, is the theory true or false?Practical issues:
- What is female genital mutilation?
- What is homosexuality? What might someone mean if they say that 'homosexuality is wrong'?
For each practice, action and/or "lifestyle" above, what are the arguments that it is is morally permissible? What are the arguments that the it is wrong? State these arguments in logically valid form.NOTE: ABORTION WILL NOT BE ON THIS QUIZ.
Given your understanding of the practice and the various arguments, is the action morally permissible or not, and why?
General techniques: making arguments logically valid; stating arguments as syllogisms.
EMP Chapters 2 and 3 are available here, in case this is useful for anyone: