Discussion 2

Deontology and Consequentialism (most often referred to as Utilitarianism) are two of the primary schools of ethical decision-making. After completing this week’s readings and viewing the videos, discuss why you consider yourself more of either a ‘deontologist’ or ‘utilitarian.’ Also, consider the following situation: You are walking through the woods and come to a clearing….


In his description of the relationship between happiness, the highest good, and God (Book III, Prose 10-12), how does Boethius make use of Platonic thinking in general and about the Forms in particular? Consider especially how Plato describes the relationship of beautiful things to The Beautiful in Phaedo 100b-e (but also think about his arguments there in general). Consider also how…