philosophy Examination 3

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philosophy 230

Examination 3

  • Total questions: 45 multiple choice
  • New questions: 35 (ch5-ch6)
  • Review questions: 10 (ch1-ch4)

I will give you the questions when you take the assignment

These information about what we have studied in class:—->

Course readings

A few readings are linked to an external website. But most of the course readings are available in Files. Reading guides for some of the readings may also be found there.

ch1. Theories of the good life

Weeks 1-3

The good life, a meaningful life, and well-being

  • Robert Nozick, experience machine excerpt from Anarchy, State, and Utopia
  • Chris Heathwood, “Faring Well and Getting What You Want”
  • Susan Wolf, “Happiness and Meaning”
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, “If We Are So Rich, Why Aren’t We Happy?”
  • Richard Kraut, excerpt on human flourishing from What is Good and Why: The Ethics of Well-Being (131-145) (13 pages)

The good life and the virtuous life

  • Thomas Hurka, virtues
  • Rosalind Hursthouse, excerpt on honesty from On Virtue Ethics
  • Susan Moller Okin, “Towards a Feminist Theory of the Virtues?”

ch2. The good life in business, work, and consumerism

Weeks 4-7

The place of business in society: a starting idea

  • Paul Camenisch, “Business Ethics: On Getting to the Heart of the Matter
  • Milton Friedman, “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits

Work and the good life

  • Matthew Crawford, “The Case for Working with Your Hands
  • Joseph DesJardins, “The Meaning and Value of Work

Living a good life in a consumer culture

What is business? What is business for? What shouldn’t be sold?

ch3. The moral life: metaethical theories

Weeks 8-9

  • David Enoch, “Why I am an Objectivist (and Why You Are Too)” (19 pages, but double-spaced text)
  • Christian Miller, “Morality is Real, Objective, and Supernatural” (8 pages)

ch4. Business across cultures

Week 10

  • Thomas Donaldson, “Values in Tension: Ethics Away from Home

ch5. The moral life: normative theories

Weeks 11-13

  • Robert Audi, “The Place of Ethical Theory in Business”
  • Henrik Ibsen, excerpt from An Enemy of the People
  • Dominic Mele, “Integrating Personalism into Virtue-Based Business Ethics”
  • Margaret Little, “Seeing and Caring”

ch6. Moral challenges in business

Weeks 14-15

We’ll discuss three, four, or five of these articles to be determined later.

  • Albert Z. Carr, “Is Business Bluffing Ethical?”
  • Norman Chase Gillespie, “The Business of Ethics”
  • Michael Davis, “Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing
  • Thomas Carson, “The Ethics of Sales
  • John Orlando, “The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing
  • W. Michael Hoffman, “Business and Environmental Ethics
  • Wayne F. Cascio, “Decency Means More Than ‘Always Low Prices’: A Comparison of Costco to Walmart’s Sam’s Club”
  • Kenneth J. Arrow, “Social Responsibility and Economic Efficiency”
  • Deborah C. Poff, “Reconciling the Irreconcilable: The Global Economy and the Environment”

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