Project #65211 - Rhonda & Larry: A Wild Ride

FORM and EVALUATION CRITERIA

 1. Strive for a clear and complete presentation of ideas (this presents more difficulty than one might think).  

2. You should rely entirely on our class characterizations of these ideas. No outside research should be done for this assignment.        

3. Do not quote the text or any outside sources. (Exceptions may be noted below in the assignment.)

4. Organize your thoughts as clearly and thoroughly as possible before you start writing your first draft. Use normal indented paragraphs and provide relevant transitional statements.

5. Write simply.  Use simple, straightforward sentences.   Avoid vague, ambiguous, or careless expressions.  Do not try to sound profound.  

6. Spell correctly

7. Observe the principles of standard grammar and composition.

8. Use ONLY:   Font type: Times New Roman, or Arial, or Calibri (do not use “Cambria”) Font Size: 12, (no smaller or different)

 9. Indent the first line of each new paragraph one half inch (½ inch).

10. Use ‘Left” justify mode and not “Full” justify (not edge to edge) for the across the line word spacing.

11. Limit yourself to 5 to 8 pages typed, double spaced on 8½ by 11 size with all margins of 1.0 inch  If your default margins are not set to 1.0 inch (sides, top and bottom) then you must reset each to 1.0

12. All MS (Microsoft) Word users must make the following two changes (under the Paragraph tabs): (Changes must be made either before you start writing, or, with all text highlighted, then click “save.”) 1. Turn OFF the Widow/Orphan Control (uncheck box at the top of the Line and Page Breaks Tab), so that you will type all the way to the bottom margin on each full page.  2. Remove the extra line spacing between paragraphs (check the box “Don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style” below the Paragraph section of the Indents and Spacing Tab) 

CONTENT:  

Read the following scenario concerning Rhonda and Larry.  Briefly, argue for whether Rhonda should claim to be the driver of the car or Larry should claim to be the driver of the car based on your selection and application of only one of the two principles below.   To determine who should claim to be the driver, choose to explain and apply either: the Kantian, principled approach to solve their moral dilemma*, or, the Utilitarian, greatest happiness (GHP) approach (each & every person involved gets one-vote) and say/show why.  Choose and apply only one of these two principles to both Rhonda and Larry’s moral situations.  After your explication of the selected principle, indicate what the outcomes would be for each person based on your choice of selected principle to determine who should be the driver.  Next, show how the Reasonable Moral Pluralist (RMP) approach would be useful in addressing this moral dilemma by identifying the key “minimal desirable moral outcomes” (MDMOs) for both Rhonda and Larry.  Provide supporting reasoning to justify your claims and include a hypothetical solution that would show how one might achieve the MDMOs.   Successful arguments (for the first part of your response) will use the chosen moral principle (Kant or Bentham’s) to show how it supports your overall reasoning.  An adequate characterization of the moral principle will at least: define and explicate all relevant concepts associated with the principle and will explain in some detail how this principle determines what is moral or ‘right.’  You must identify the MDMOs.  Then, propose a new more neutral universal type moral principle (not one of the two principles above) that would be identified through the process of Reasonable Moral Pluralism (RMP). Last, argue (show) how the MDMOs might be achieved if one avoids the use of the GHP or Kant’s principle. Show how the process of RMP might guide one to an alternative way to resolve this moral dilemma (provide a hypothetical solution).   

Rhonda and Larry:  The Wild Ride (a thought experiment—assume the following is true): 

Rhonda and Larry are roommates.  Rhonda happens to be a promising biology Ph.D. candidate whose research, when finished, will provide a completely new means to relieve the majority of suffering in the world that is caused by disease and starvation. Given present circumstances, Rhonda is uniquely qualified to accomplish the necessary research.  Larry is a promising MBA candidate who plans to make millions in the family business that makes investments for wealthy high-profile clients.   One Saturday night Larry finds himself driving home with Rhonda following a party. Each has already left their respective dates who happen to live at the party’s location.  Suddenly Rhonda’s car hits a drunken homeless person who wanders into the street.  Larry, let Rhonda drive home since he has been drinking alcohol and she has been drinking water all night and verified that she had not been drinking.  It appears that Rhonda has killed the person she hit.  Upon getting out of the car to evaluate the situation, Larry realizes that Rhonda is not sober and finds out she has been on drugs all night, but did not inform him.  Rhonda pleads for Larry to take over the driver's seat in the car before authorities arrive.  If she is caught driving, given her circumstances, she will lose all support for her Ph.D. work and will be disqualified from continuing her work.  As a result millions will needlessly suffer and die painful deaths that could otherwise be saved.  If Larry “takes over” as the driver, he will receive drunken driver charges and he will be disciplined publicly by his university.  This action will result in the inability for him to work with the high-profile clients his family’s business serves.  He will have to pursue alternative work at a much lower pay level, but, he will have work and Rhonda’s work to save millions from pain and suffering will be spared. Who should claim to be “the driver” and why? Be sure to explicate and apply one of the principles above to support your moral reasoning. Next, explain and show (argue) how Reasonable Moral Pluralism might be a useful moral approach given this situation (as outlined above). 

Subject Philosophy
Due By (Pacific Time) 04/06/2015 03:00 pm
Report DMCA
TutorRating
pallavi

Chat Now!

out of 1971 reviews
More..
amosmm

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
PhyzKyd

Chat Now!

out of 1164 reviews
More..
rajdeep77

Chat Now!

out of 721 reviews
More..
sctys

Chat Now!

out of 1600 reviews
More..
sharadgreen

Chat Now!

out of 770 reviews
More..
topnotcher

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
XXXIAO

Chat Now!

out of 680 reviews
More..
All Rights Reserved. Copyright by AceMyHW.com - Copyright Policy