Explain the Intrinsic Value of Human Beings
(1) What is the ‘perspective of eternity’, and what relevance, if any, does it have for the problem of
the meaning of life?
(2) Are human beings intrinsically valuable? If so, why? If not, then what moral consequences does
this have (e.g., does this mean that, say, cannibalism is morally permissible)?
(3) Is my moral obligation to help someone in need on the other side of the world exactly the same
as my moral obligation to help someone in need right in front of me? If not, why not? If so, then
what moral consequences does this have?
(4) What is the difference between act and rule utilitarianism? Is either preferable to the other?
(5) Why does Kantian ethics hold that there is something inherently wrong about lying? Is this a
problem for the view, do you think?
(6) What do virtue ethicists mean when they say that morality is a matter of virtuous character? Are
they right to emphasize the importance of character in this way?
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