Ethics discussion questions

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Read the linked paragraph. Write a one page essay for each of the following 2 questions. Your essays should be double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point font.

  1. Consider Kant’s categorical imperative. Would Kant agree with Cohen’s reasoning? Explain.
  2. Consider the principle of utility. Would a utilitarian agree with Cohen’s cycling habits? Explain.

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School: Carnegie Mellon University



Ethics - Outline

Question 1
A. Kant’s and Cohen’s reasoning
B. Categorical imperative thinking


Question 2
A. Utilitarian’s and Cohen’s reasoning
B. Support

Running head: ETHICS




Question 1

According to the philosopher, one's decision can only be correct if it is morally right. For
a decision to be ethically right they need to have thought about it and have been reasonable while
making the same decisions. The key concept from the philosopher was that the decision should
be autonomous. That is, their duty should guide them, as a citizen other than what they feel is the
correct thing to do. According to the cyclist, in this case, he thought that running through a read
right is the right thing to do (Cohen, 2012). One of his reasons was that bicycles have never hurt
many people as c...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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