Humanities
Grand Canyon Categorical Imperative for Ethical Decision Making Discussion

Grand Canyon University

Question Description

What is the strongest argument in favor of using the categorical imperative (CI) for ethical decision-making in today’s pluralist society? What is the greatest weakness of CI in this regard? Cite your responses from the textbooks and other course materials.



Making Ethical Decisions

View a slideshow of Dr. Scott Rae's model on ethical decision making from Moral Choices (2009), Chapter 4: Making Ethical Decisions.

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1. Optional - "Life is Short, Medicine is Long": Reflections on a Bioethical Insight (Technology, Medicine, Bioethics related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "‘Life is Short, Medicine is Long: Reflections on a Bioethical Insight" by Jonsen from Journal of Medicine & Philosophy (2006).

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2. Optional - Applied Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Leadership and Organizations related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "Applied Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Approach" by Vance, Harris, Parissenti, and Cromey from Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics (2015).

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3. Optional - Bioethics and the Metaphysics of Death (Bioethics, Death, Posthumous Harm, Metaphysics related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "Bioethics and the Metaphysics of Death" by Taylor from Journal of Medicine & Philosophy (2012).

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4. Optional - C. S. Lewis and Animal Experimentation (Science, Experimentation, Animals related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "C. S. Lewis and Animal Experimentation" by Gilmour from Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith (2015).

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5. Optional - Casuistry: A Complement to Principle Ethics and a Foundation for Ethical Decisions (Counseling related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "Casuistry: A Complement to Principle Ethics and a Foundation for Ethical Decisions" by Freeman and Francis from Counseling and Values (2006).

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6. Optional - Doing Christian Ethics on the Ground Polycentrically: Cross-Cultural Moral Deliberation on Ethical and Social Issues (Christian Ethics, Congregations, Ethical/Social Issues related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "Doing Christian Ethics on the Ground Polycentrically: Cross-Cultural Moral Deliberation on Ethical and Social Issues" by Duty from Journal of The Society of Christian Ethics (2014).

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7. Optional - Integrity Systems and Professional Reporting in Police Organizations (Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "Integrity Systems and Professional Reporting in Police Organizations" by Miller from Criminal Justice Ethics (2010).

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8. Optional - Moral Courage in Action: Case Studies (Nursing)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "Moral Courage in Action: Case Studies" by Lachman from Medsurg Nursing (2007).

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9. Optional - Philosophy and Practical Ethics (Business related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read “Philosophy and Practical Ethics" by Satris from Global Virtue Ethics Review (2004).

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10. Optional - The Ecclesiology and Ethics Debate and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace: An African Perspective (Peace, Justice, and Ecumenical/Church Unity related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "The Ecclesiology and Ethics Debate and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace: An African Perspective" by Phiri from The Ecumenical Review (2015).

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11. Optional - The Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human—An Extended Review (Christian/Church Ethics, Bioethics related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "The Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human—An Extended review" by Hollon from Christian Scholar's Review (2016).

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12. Optional -Applying Philosophy: A Response to O’Neill (Law, Criminal Justice related)

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Read "Applying Philosophy: A Response to O’Neill" by Archard from Journal of Applied Philosophy(2009).

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