ethics eram 3

True or False: In Velleman's article, he argues that there is no universal right to die


Which of the following is the thesis of Velleman's article?

we should not treat euthanasia as a protected option

True or False: Velleman says that his argument for his thesis is consequentialist?


Which of the following is NOT a sense of valuing autonomy that Velleman discusses?

Valuing autonomy by doing whatever they ask of us

True or False: Velleman argues that giving people options always harms them


Does Velleman think that having an extra option can be harmful even if we don't take the option


Which is the greatest harm caused, according to V., by having euthanasia as a protected option

making it impossible to have the status quo w/o choosing it

Does Velleman think that his argument is paternalistic?


What does it mean to say that an argument is paternalistic?

It tries to save people from mistakes by limiting options

The child drowning scenarios are supposed to support the conclusion that

People are obligated to give lots of money to charity

If we accept the strong moral principle, then we must keep giving until what happens?

Until giving would hurt us more than help others

True or False: ethicists commonly think public debates about ethics start in the wrong spot.


T/F: moral principles used in one area may have surprising effects in other areas of ethics


T/F: Tooley thinks that to know whether something has rights, we must see what desires it has.


Does Tooley admit that his criteria are arbitrary?

No - he provides reasons for his view

What does Marquis suggest as the core harm of killing an adult human?

Taking away a future like ours

T/F: Marquis argues that abortion is prima facie wrong because it takes away a future like ours