1. What do you mean when you say that something is morally right or morally wrong? Use specific examples from your life experience to illustrate your answer.
2. Make a list of guidelines and values you use in making moral decisions. Examine your list for consistency. Where did you get these guidelines and values? Do they give you sufficient guidance in resolving difficult moral issues? Explain.
3. Select a moral issue that involves a moral dilemma. List the duties that support the “pro” side of the issue, then list the moral duties that support the “con” side of the issue. What duties are the most compelling? Discuss possible solutions that take the most duties into account.
4. Some political conservatives want to phase out government programs that assist seniors and the economically disadvantaged, including low-income college students, arguing that these “entitlements” are best left to individuals and private charitable organizations. To what extent do governments have a moral obligation to model virtuous behavior in the form of helping those who are most in need? Discuss how both a rights ethicist and a virtue ethicist might respond to this question. (When discussing rights, be sure to specify whether you’re focusing on WELFARE or LIBERTY rights or both