Choose one of the readings from chapters 1-5 and summarize, explain, and evaluate the main points of the reading in a minimum of 3 paragraphs. Do not simply cut and paste from the reading, but summarize the main points in your own words.
You may choose any ONE of the following readings to complete this assignment:
CHAPTER 1: Aristotle and the Question of Virtue: Why Bother Being Good?
The Virtues by Aristotle
CHAPTER 2: Wrong Is Always Wrong: Kant’s Categorical Imperative
The Categorical Imperative and the Good Will from Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
Concerning a Pretended Right to Lie from Motives of Humanity by Immanuel Kant
CHAPTER 3: Consequences Matter—Utilitarianism
The Principle of Utility by Jeremy Bentham
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
CHAPTER 4: Continental Perspectives
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Introduction to an Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
CHAPTER 5: Other Influential Moral Theories: Does Morality Depend on Culture, God, Nature, or Emotions?
Euthyphro by Plato
The Principles of Morals by David Hume