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Philosophy
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Ethics, Oah0462, Philosophy
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4 Applied Ethics

Section 1: Learning Objectives

The material in this module alligns to the following Ohio Introduction to Ethics TAG Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate exposure to and knowledge of the views and approaches to specific moral problems or ethical issues as presented in the writings of several figures/texts from contemporary philosophy.
  2. Demonstrate increased awareness and understanding of complex issues and complex ethical issues as presented in philosophic texts.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to examine questions and issues from diverse perspectives.
  4. Demonstrate exposure to and recognition of philosophical arguments addressing traditional and contemporary ethical and moral issues within the contexts and traditions that inform them.
  5. Develop an ability to (re)present complex philosophical ideas, theories, and perspectives fairly, objectively, and critically.
  6. Engage students in development of written reflection and response

Section 2: Recommended Textbook Resources

Ethics for A-Level

1. Euthanasia Introduction
2. Key Terms
3. Case One: Persistent Vegetative State
4. Case Two: Incurable and Terminal Illness
5. Pro-Euthanasia: Argument One
6. Pro-Euthanasia: Argument Two
7. Pro-Euthanasia: Argument Three
8. Anti-Euthanasia: Argument One
9. Anti-Euthanasia: Argument Two
10. Anti-Euthanasia: Argument Three
11. Anti-Euthanasia: Argument Four
12. Allowing versus Doing
Summary
Common Student Mistakes
Issues to Consider 
Key Terminology
References

1. Introduction to Business Ethics
2. Employers and Employees
3. Businesses and Customers
4. A Business and the Environment
5. Business and Globalization
Summary
Common Student Mistakes
Issues to Consider
Key Terminology
References

1. Introduction
2. The History of Conscience
3. Aquinas on Conscience
4. Freud and the Conscience
5. Freud’s Psychosexual Development Theory
Summary
Common Student Mistakes
Issues to Consider
Key Terminology
References

1. Philosophy of Sex Introduction
2. What Is It to "Have Sex”?
3. Natural Law and Sex
4. Kant and Sex
5. Sex and Utilitarianism
6. Sex and the Virtue Theory
Summary
Common Student Mistakes
Issues to Consider
Key Terminology
References

1. Stealing: Introduction
2. Defining Stealing
3. Kantian Ethics on Stealing
4. Act and Preference Utilitarianism on Stealing
5. Rule Utilitarianism on Stealing
6. Virtue Ethics on Stealing
7. Metaethics and Stealing
Summary
Common Student Mistakes
Issues to Consider
Key Terminology
References

1. Introduction
2. Utilitarianism and Simulated Killing
3. The Kantian and the Virtue Ethics Approach
4. Films and Plays
5. The Paradox of Tragedy (or More Correctly the Paradox of "Negative Emotions”)
Summary
Common Student Mistakes
Issues to Consider
Key Terminology
References

1. Introduction
2. What Is It to Lie?
3. Utilitarianism
4. The Kantian and Lying
5. Some Final Thoughts about the Political Context
Summary
Common Student Mistakes
Issues to Consider
Key Terminology
References

1. Eating Animals Introduction
2. Justifying Meat Eating
3. Act Utilitarianism
4. Challenges to Bentham
5. Utilitarian Reasons for Eating Animals
6. Kantian Ethics and Eating Animals
7. Virtue Ethics and Eating Animals
8. Cora Diamond
Summary
Common Student Mistakes
Issues to Consider
Key Terminology
References

Section 3: Supplemental Content/ Resources

Bioethics

Business Ethics

Justice