Choose one of the readings from chapters 2-6 and summarize, explain, and evaluate the main points of the reading in a minimum of 3 paragraphs. Do not simply cut and paste from the reading, but summarize the main points in your own words.
You may choose any one of the following readings to complete this assignment:
CHAPTER 2: Aristotle and the Question of Virtue: Why Bother Being Good?
The Virtues by Aristotle
After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory by Alasdair MacIntyre
CHAPTER 3: Wrong Is Always Wrong: Kant’s Categorical Imperative
The Categorical Imperative and the Good Will from Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
Concerning a Pretended Right to Lie from Motives of Humanity by Immanuel Kant
CHAPTER 4: Consequences Matter—Utilitarianism
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
CHAPTER 5: Continental Perspectives
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Introduction to an Ethics of Ambiguity
CHAPTER 6: Other Influential Moral Theories: Does Morality Depend on Culture, God, Nature, or Emotions?
Euthyphro by Plato
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals