From your understanding of Holmes’ discussions, explain how each of the following theories might answer the question: utilitarianism, Kantian duty-based ethics, virtue ethics, and Christian-principle based ethics.

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Note: In order to fulfill this assignment, you need to have read the Group Discussion Board Forum 2 Instructions and the following chapters from Holmes: chs. 4–7, 14. If you have not done so, stop and read that material.

For your thread, post an answer to the following 2 questions with at least 350 words:

  1. From your understanding of Holmes’ discussions, explain how each of the following theories might answer the question: utilitarianism, Kantian duty-based ethics, virtue ethics, and Christian-principle based ethics.
  2. Select the theory you think is the most appropriate to take in this case and explain why.

For your reply, locate a member of your group with whom you disagree and tell him/her why you disagree with at least 200 words. The disagreement could be over which view he/she took or his/her understanding of the other views.

Any quotes from sources must be cited and will not count towards your word count. Your thread and reply are both due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday .

 

Book:  Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions, 2nd ed., 2007 (by Holmes)

 

 

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