PHI208 w1q1

Topics: Morality, Euthanasia, Death Pages: 7 (1196 words) Published: May 29, 2015

The Ring of Gyges gave the shepherd who found it

 
Student Answer:

Intelligence
 

Invincibility
 

Invisibility
 

Wisdom
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in “Gyges’ Ring” from Plato’s Republic.

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 2.
Question :
Glaukon seems to think that people are

 
Student Answer:

Naturally benevolent
 

Naturally pious
 

Naturally just
 

Naturally egocentric
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in “Gyges’ Ring” from Plato’s Republic.

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 3.
Question :
Glaukon thinks that deep in our hearts we all believe that

 
Student Answer:

Injustice is more profitable than justice.
 

We will have a clearer conscience if we always stick to the laws of justice.  

To be unjust is to be a fool.
 

Both B and C.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in “Gyges’ Ring” from Plato’s Republic.

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 4.
Question :
What is palliative care?

 
Student Answer:

Treatments that relieve suffering for people in life threatening situations that allow them to live their lives to the fullest.  

Treatments that are only provided in Canada.
 

Treatments that heal people when they face life-threatening illnesses.  

Treatments that involve painful processes that help to kill cancer and other diseases.  
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video “Dying for Care: Quality Palliative and End of Life Care in Canada”

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 5.
Question :
Rachels claims that when infants with Down’s syndrome are denied necessary operations, this is typically because:

 
Student Answer:

the infants have Down’s syndrome.
 

the surgery would be too expensive.
 

the surgery would be too risky.
 

all of the above.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the article “Active and Passive Euthanasia”

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 6.
Question :
In 2003, how many people died in Canada, according to the video “Dying for Care: Quality Palliative and End of Life Care in Canada”?

 
Student Answer:

350,000
 

2.2 million
 

750,000
 

226,000
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the video “Dying for Care: Quality Palliative and End of Life Care in Canada”

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 7.
Question :
If the Ring of Gyges really existed,

 
Student Answer:

Just people would use it for justice.
 

Just people would not use it at all.
 

Unjust people would use it differently than just people.
 

Everyone would use it the same.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in “Gyges’ Ring” from Plato’s Republic.

 
Points Received:
0 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 8.
Question :
Midgely concludes that

 
Student Answer:

If we accept a value in another culture, we can still reject that value in our culture.  

If we accept a value in another culture, we must accept that value in our culture.  

If we reject a value in another culture, we must reject that value in our culture.  

B and C.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found on p. 73 of “Trying Out One’s New Sword”

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 9.
Question :
The conventional doctrine is endorsed by:

 
Student Answer:

Rachels.
 

the American Medical Association.
 

both a and b.
 

neither a nor b.
 
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the article “Active and Passive Euthanasia”

 
Points Received:
1 of 1
 
Comments:

Question 10.
Question :
According to Glaukon,...
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