Abortion & Egoism
Goal: The goal of this forum is to examine the ethics of abortion and egoism.
- CO1: Analyze the major ethical theories in the history of moral philosophy as put forward by philosophers in key ethical texts.
- CO2: Apply ethical theories to current issues and real-life scenarios.
Choose one of the following topics to write an essay, 450-500 words, APA style format and a minimum of 3 references.
Topic A: Abortion
What do you think of the relation between the law and morality regarding abortion? Do you think that if abortion is immoral, it thus ought to be illegal, or if morally permissible then it ought to be for this reason legally permissible? Explain.
Topic B: Egoism
Psychological egoism is the view that all persons, without exception, seek their own self-interest. Ethical egoism is the view that recognizes that perhaps not all persons seek their own self-interest but all should do so. Explain whether Glaucon’s argument supports psychological hedonism or ethical egoism or both. Explain whether psychological egoism implies ethical egoism.
Please choose only one topic