Universal Ethical Principles
Written assignment questions give you the opportunity to demonstrate a mastery of the material from the texts, additional resources, and discussions. In your answers, be sure that when you make reference to the words or ideas of another, you carefully cite your sources. Your answer to each question below should be between 150 and 300 words in length (a paragraph or two, but less than a page). [MO2, 3] Written assignments such as this one do not require the use of the APA format. Instead, please answer each question in a separate section, and number your answers, to make it clear to your mentor which section is meant to answer which question. Any citations you make should, of course, conform to APA guidelines for citations/reference lists. Define Kantian deontology, and give an example. Why is deontology a moral principle? Define utilitarianism, and give an example. Why is utilitarianism a moral principle? Outline what Pullman calls the principle of respect for human dignity. What support does he give for this principle? Outline Decker’s argument that there are no universal ethical principles. Does that mean that anything is permissible?