10. Consider the Merck River Blindness Drug case or the B. F. Goodrich Airplane Brake case. Discuss one reason we might see the case as about the actions of individuals and one reason we might see the case as about the actions of a corporation as a moral agent.
11. Discuss one strength and one weakness of Pincoffsâ€™ idea that moral virtues help us to deal with the kinds of situations we encounter in life and shape the kinds of persons we want to associate with and the kinds of persons we want to be.
12. Confucianism focuses on self-cultivation and emulation. What does this mean? Why is it important?
13. What do you see as one strength and one weakness of an ethics focused on self-cultivation and emulation? Be sure to define these terms and use at least one example to illustrate.
14. What is li as it appears in the excerpts of the Analects we read? To what extent is such a concept and practice relevant in the modern U.S.? Illustrate your answer with at least one example.
15. What is the concept of hsiao and why is it an important aspect of Confucian ethics?
16. Describe Menciusâ€™ seed theory and his key virtues. What is one contribution you think this theory makes to ethics? What is one weakness?
17. Explain Mencius’ view of human nature as expressed in his debates with Kao-tzu/Gaozi. Be sure to include at least one of the images he uses.
18 .Who (or what) is the chÃ¼n-tzu/junzi and what role does the chÃ¼n-tzu/junzi play in the excerpts from the Analects we read?
19. Discuss two key take-away points about virtue ethics from our study of Aristotle, Augustine, and the Confucians. Use examples to illustrate your answer.
20. Discuss one key reason in support of cultural relativism and one key reason against it. Use at least one example to illustrate.