Online Assignment Help for US Students – Philosophy

Online Assignment Help for US Students – Philosophy

Online Assignment Help for US Students – Philosophy

Online Assignment Help for US Students - Philosophy

Philosophy 153

Families of Moral Values: Persons, Happiness, Virtue, and Relationship

Answer all three questions. Each question is worth 1/3 of the grade.

1. Choose one of the three television series episodes we watched (either Friends, BattlestarGalactica, or Star Trek) and

answer the following questions. How does that particular episode represent the ethical theory with which we

paired it in class? What ethical concerns are raised by the episode? How does the show demonstrate the strengths

and weaknesses of that theory? Is more than one ethical theory at work in the episode? (2-3 paragraphs)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/441976 (Star Trek episode called Hide and Q)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz8pxl_s1e5-bsg- you-can- t-go- home-again_lifestyle( BattlestarGalactica episode

Above are the links to two of the three television series which we have to pick one from. Following

are the ethical theory which we paired in class. (Egoism, Utilitarianism, Deontology, Care Ethics, and

2. Read the applied ethics case below and examine it from the perspective of two of the four ethical families/schools

(deontology, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, or care). According to each of the two schools you pick, what is the right

thing to do in this case and why? Do the two theories agree on what is right? What do you think is the right course of

Case Study: Whom To Protect?

Don Riles, insurance claims adjuster, has the day off. He is playing with his 4-year- old daughter Erica when the

telephone rings. At the other end of the line, Don's supervisor, apologizing for interrupting his time off, pleads for his

help. Will Don please visit a woman in his neighborhood who has made claims for bodily and mental injury resulting

from a car crash with a person insured by Don's company? The woman has consented to a visit from their adjuster to

assess the injuries to her nose and mental state. (Apparently the crash has caused her to relapse into a condition of

paranoia and manic depression, previously stabilized.)

The claims adjuster in charge of the case has called in sick—scheduling the appointment has been difficult. Will Don

please fill in? Don agrees readily, but asks if he could bring his daughter—it is their day together while his wife

worked. Don's supervisor gratefully assures him that bringing the little girl along is no problem.

When Don arrives at the woman's house, he discovers no one at home, so he and his daughter wait in the car.

Eventually, the woman arrives, parks, and emerges from her car, at which point Erica cries happily, "It's Miss

"Who is Miss Anderson?" asks her father with surprise. Miss Anderson turns out to be Erica's daycare teacher. Don

conducts a short interview with the woman on the front steps of her home, satisfying himself that she does indeed

have some facial injuries and that she is taking prescription medicine for her mental problems.

Following the interview, Don realizes that he has a real dilemma.  Insurance ethics mandates that claims

investigations are completely confidential. An insurance professional with knowledge of a claims case is expected to

keep silent and to refrain from using the knowledge for personal benefit.  On one hand, to uphold his industry's code

of ethics, he is not to discuss or act on the information he has received about Miss Anderson's situation. On the other

hand, he does not want his daughter under the care of a person who is undergoing treatment for mental illness and

who might be dangerous. Don's wife is also an insurance claims adjuster, working for a separate company. Still, even if

Don tells her, she is bound by the same professional code of ethics.

(Source:http://www.globalethics.org/dilemmas/Honor-Who- To-Protect/22/)

 

1. Choose one of the three television series episodes we watched (either Friends, BattlestarGalactica, or Star Trek) and

answer the following questions. How does that particular episode represent the ethical theory with which we

paired it in class? What ethical concerns are raised by the episode? How does the show demonstrate the strengths

and weaknesses of that theory? Is more than one ethical theory at work in the episode? (2-3 paragraphs)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/441976 (Star Trek episode called Hide and Q)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz8pxl_s1e5-bsg- you-can- t-go- home-again_lifestyle( BattlestarGalactica episode

called You Can't Go Home Again)

Above are the links to two of the three television series which we have to pick one from. Following

are the ethical theory which we paired in class. (Egoism, Utilitarianism, Deontology, Care Ethics, and

Virtue Ethics.)

The episode of Battlestar Galactica, “You Can’t Go Home Again” is interesting and represents two

ethical theories of Care Ethics and Deontology. The ethical concerns of Utilitarianism are raised in the

episode. The show demonstrates Care Ethics and Deontology by the way Starbuck’s search is initiated

by her team because she cannot be left to die. It is the Care Ethics of the team that enforces them to face

all the odds and risk the rest of the team to find Starbuck. The theory of Deontology is demonstrated by

the feeling of duty and responsibility shown by Adama and Lee.

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