Ethics

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Ethics
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2014-12-18 12:52:07
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  1. There is a homeless man on the street holding a sign that reads "Hungry- can you help?"  and a  cup with change.  I put a five dollar bill into the cup and tell him to buy a sandwich.
    1) If I did this because  I believe it was my duty to help the less privileged, my action represents.
       a) Telcological ethics
       b) Deontological ethics
       c) Virtue ethics
       d) Non-normative ethics
    b) Deontological eithics
  2. Which of the following is not a normative ethical theory?
    A) Act utilitarianism
    B) Psychological Egoism
    C) Contractarianism
    D) Rule utilitarianism
    B) Psychological Egoism
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  3. If stranded on a deserted island with three other people, which ethical theory would you prefer they followed?
    A) Act utilitarianism
    B) Rule utilitarianism
    C) Ethical egoism
    D) Social contract theory
    D) Social contract theory
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  4. What is an important difference between ethical egoism and utilitarianism?
    A) Ethical egoism concerns itself with the greatest happiness principle for the most people, whereas utilitarianism maintains that the greatest utility lies in serving the self.
    B) The main tenet of ethical egoism is that people should act in their own self interest, while utilitarianism maintains we should consider everyone's interests.
    C) Ethical egoism concerns how people do act.  Utilitarianism concerns how people should act.
    D) Ethical egoism is a normative theory, while utilitarianism is non-normative.
    B) The main tenet of ethical egoism is that people should act in their own self interest, while utilitarianism maintains we should consider everyone's interests.
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  5. When trying to decide how to allocate funds for public projects, most governments depend on ___ to help them make decisions.
    A) Rule utilitarianism
    B) Ethical egoism
    C) Cost benefit analysis
    D) Hedonic calculus
    C) Cost benefit analysis
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  6. Most people agree that the an acceptable limit to liberty is
    A) Utilitarian Justification
    B) The Harm Principle
    C) The General Will
    D) Cost-benefit Analysis
    B) The Harm Principle
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