ETHC 323 Discussion 1

ETHC 323 Discussion 1 Liberty University

Topic: Plato

Always read critically! Be mindful that the textbook authors have their own idiosyncratic perspectives. Typically they are naturalist, but not Christian. You are exploring the secular mindset in which public policy is conducted.

Answers to the following question require that you be succinct. This means you have to analyze and critically distill the essence of the reading. Imagine that you have only 5 minutes to explain your answer to the President of the United States. Both details and inaccuracies are your hazards in this situation.

Answer the questions from Richter, Why Be Good? but use the ideas from other required readings, where appropriate, to support your answer.

  • How accurate is the claim that most people think of ethics as a burdensome necessity? (Consider your answer as if you had the ring of Gigs.)
  • How does the theory of forms play into Plato’s idea of justice (morality)?
  • Succinctly state the different versions of justice, including Plato/Socrates’ version and succinctly describe what they mean in your own words.
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