|Applying Philosophy to Modern Global Issues
President Elect Trump and the World
- Regardless of your own personal opinion on the issue,
consider the rationale of both sides of the argument. Which position is
more reasonable? Why?
- Does either position recognize the fundamental rights
of the individual as defined by the UN Universal Declaration of Human
Rights emphasis on preserving the dignity of every individual?
- Is there an ethical way to justify this position?
(Virtue Theory, Utilitarianism, Deontology)
- A sure way to gauge the maturity of any argument,
regardless of the partisan side chosen, is to acknowledge the downside
of your position and take responsibility for it. What downside do you
acknowledge to the position you have taken on the issue?
- Or perhaps, you reject that utilitarian position and
insist that considering the consequences of the position we take should
not prevent you from making a clear moral choice. Are you a
deontologist at heart? (Use the Kant's categorical imperative to make
- Comment as well on how your classmates' presentation
has evoked Aristotle's Rhetorical Modes of Ethos, Logos and Pathos.