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How much do you agree with Bentham that the pleasure/pain principle is foundational for morality?
Do you agree that avoiding pain is a way we might naturally judge the moral worth of an action?
In what way did John Stuart Mill both agree and disagree with Bentham's Principle of Utility?
Hampton's Group Leader and "The Handbook for Working at the Super Red Store" represent two sources of moral authority. Can you give examples of what these are?
Can you give examples of how these two sources of moral authority have led people to do things that are considered bad, or morally dubious?
Explain why these things were...
I'm not afraid of death. I'm afraid of life... I'm afraid of living and not being able to take care of myself. (Russell Parsons - Man inks recipe for cremation on his arm)
If asked, most people would probably want to live to a ripe old age, and then die painlessly in their sleep. Unfortunately, this...
Information: This article sets out the history and key aims of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (aka the 'Red Cross'). Due to its traditional use of a red cross emblem many people mistakenly believe this to be a Christian organisation, when it is actually a politically neutral and non-religious international humanitarian organisation.
Information: The following article briefly introduces and defines the nature and history of capital punishment, as well as considering some arguments for and against it. The neutrality of this article may be disputed, as the author supports capital punishment. Please note - This article contains some pictures and descriptions of people being executed. A version...