Chapter 1 Questions
1. Which of the teleological frameworks most closely match your ethical beliefs? Under what circumstances would you shift toward another of the frameworks?
A. The Ethical Egoism is the best fit with my beliefs.
B. In the situation of a catastrophe such as hurricane Harvey that just hit us, I would move a little closer to Sidgwick’s Dualism by still having them pay expenses and only making the bare minimum on the product.
2. Do you think “Greed Is Good”? Can a free market economic system survive without human greed?
A. It is very hard to say if greed is good or evil but if I were to express my opinion it is good in its proportions. Have enough greed to make a living but don’t make other people lose everything because of it.
B. A free market economy would completely collapse without human greed. Nobody would ever make any money and if nobody made money you could not buy anything.
3. Which of the seven deadly sins do you believe is the most serious to commit? Which of the seven deadly sins do you believe is the least serious to commit? Do you think certain sins have gained or been reduced in importance over time?
A. I believe wrath to be the most serious, with wrath you can easy destroy someone’s livelihood just over spite.
B. I believe pride to be the least serious, everyone should have pride in what they do. Without pride you will never see how good you actually are, and by striving to be the best it always makes you want to improve.
C. I think the 7 sins have stayed about the same level of severity over time in my opinion, at least when I think about the different sins and try to apply them back in the early 1900’s...