?Ethical Choices text, Introduction and natural law theory, pp. 181-183.
?”On the Duties of Natural Law”: Cicero. De Officiis. (On Duties) Book I, Sections 11-14. (Available online)
?Ethical Choices text, Some Problems for Natural Law Theory, pp. 189-191, up to the end of the first paragraph: ?there is no simple or straightforward explanation of the natural.?
?Ethical Choices text, Natural Rights, pp.192-194
?Ethical Choices text, Some Distinctions, p. 195, from ?Rights are also often divided into positive and negative rights? to p. 197
?Ethical Choices text, Some Concern with Rights, pp. 198-200
Before you post your own answer to an assigned discussion question, ask yourself:
(1) Did you answer each part of the assigned question comprehensively?
(2) Did you write several fully-developed (i.e., 4-6 well-written sentences on a single topic) paragraphs?
(3) Did your answer demonstrate your engagement with course resources and, optionally, with relevant scholarly literature you found in the University’s library?
(4) Did your answer demonstrate effectively the depth and sophistication of your engagement with the assigned topic?
?Case 5, pp. 93-94
On Saturday morning in the spring of 2010 in New York City, a homeless man attempted to save a woman from an attacker and was stabbed in the process.? For over an hour he lay bleeding on the sidewalk in plain view pf passersby.? Several people stopped to look at him.? One man shook him.? Another took a photo of him with his cellphone.? But no one helped him or called 911.? The man died there.? Evaluate the morality of the passersby?s behavior in light of what you learned in this chapter.
Case 25, p. 97
A large grocery chain orders its personnel department to screen out all grocery clerk applicants who have a prison record, a history of alcohol/drug abuse or mental illness, or a problem with obesity.
?Case 9, p. 110
Several years ago a married couple faced with the tragic fact that the husband had terminal cancer, made an important decision:? His sperm would be frozen so that the wife could conceive their child after his death.? Three months after his death, she was impregnated with his sperm and subsequently gave birth to a little girl.? The Social Security Administration ruled that the child was not entitled to receive benefits as his heir.? At first thought, you might be inclined to judge this ruling morally insupportable because the ideal of fairness requires that this child be treated as any other heir.? Resist that judgement until you have used your imagination to identify the significant consequences that would likely follow (a) denying the child the status of heir and (b) granting the child the status of heir.? Compare those consequences and make your decision.
Running head: NATURAL LAW AND NATURAL RIGHTS CASE ANALYSIS
Natural Law and Natural Rights Case Analysis
NATURAL LAW AND NATURAL RIGHTS CASE ANALYSIS
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