Write a Deontology / Utilitarianism / Genealogy Paper on Kant, Mill, or Nietzsche.
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Write a Deontology / Utilitarianism / Genealogy Paper on Kant, Mill, or Nietzsche (or on two or more of these figures) (5-6 pages, double-spaced, 12-pt font).
Deontology / Utilitarianism / Genealogy Paper Topics
- Compare Kant, Mill and Nietzsche on the ethical significance of truth-telling or promise-keeping. What is the source and relative strength of this obligation in these three thinkers? Why does Kant regard it as an absolute duty? Why does Mill regard it as important (but not all-important) on utilitarian grounds? And why does Nietzsche regard the ability to make promises as a remarkable (and rare) achievement?
- Through the lenses of both Kant’s deontological theory and Mill’s utilitarianism, discuss the rights or wrongs of a single moral issue (e.g., abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights, etc.). Along the way, make sure you explain the basic criteria of right and wrong in these two ethical systems (i.e., the Categorical Imperative and the Greatest Happiness Principle).
- “In the case of [justice], as of our other moral sentiments, there is no necessary connection between the question of its origin, and that of its binding force, “Mill writes (Ch. V, p. 1090; cf. Nietzsche, Second Treatise, Sect. 12). Compare Mill and Nietzsche on the origin and development of justice, paying special attention to Utilitarianism, Ch. V and On the Genealogy of Morality, Second Treatise, Sec. 4-6 and 8-12.