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Essay questions for the final
Essay questions for the final

Fully answer each question (should be at least a paragraph). 10 points each.

    1. A utilitarian would sometimes approve of a war for economic reasons. Under what circumstances could this be? Bonus: When would a utilitarian NOT approve of war for economic reasons
    2. Some people feel that environment has intrinsic value, while others feel that it only has instrumental value. Explain the difference between these positions, and explain how they might effect how one approaches environmental issues.

               3.  A major issue in the debate over equality and discrimination is over what “fairness” and “equality" mean. What is the key issue that people favoring fairness and equality differ on? Explain both sides' positions (I realize that someone can be somewhere in between, but focus on the two extremes).

    1. It is said that scientists are close to being able to genetically engineer babies. This could beused to correct birth defects and to obtain desired traits. What are some possible benefits of this? What are some dangers of this? How would Aristotle approach it?
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