Click the link below to listen to a National Public Radio clip about Machiavellian attitudes. You may also read the transcript.
NPR Broadcast about Machiavellian Attitudes
In a Word document, write a short essay based on the questions below.
How do the scenario with the teenagers and the scenario with the truck driver show an adherence to Machiavellian or utilitarian theory?
Do you believe Jon Ronson's actions are justified in each story? Why or why not?
Did he use elements of rational thought and logic when making those decisions? What evidence supports your answer?
At the end of the second story, Ronson says he feels "terribly guilty." Does that sentiment fit into utilitarianism? Why or why not?
What are some major criticisms of utilitarianism? After listening to the clip, do you believe these criticisms are justified?
Save and submit your work to your instructor.
Your essay must be three to four pages in length.
Your document must be double-spaced using a 12-point font with 1-inch margins and include your name at the top of the first page.
Proofread your document to eliminate mechanical and grammatical errors.
For citations, follow APA format.